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25 Jul 2023

Norwich has triumphed ahead of Newcastle and Belfast to be named the most cycle-friendly city in the UK, scoring  high marks for categories like cycle routes, bike sharing schemes and...

25 Jul 2023

ACT member BikeTown in Rutherglen is to hold a cycling festival in the lead-up to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

24 Jul 2023

Eleven local authorities in England have been funded to enable health workers prescribe walking and cycling to patients.

24 Jul 2023

Cycling Electric has run an interesting article on the value of buying an e-bike from a local independent bike shop.

11 Jul 2023

Charity Cycling UK has launched The Big Bike Revival 2023 to support new and returning cyclists through a programme of free events.

11 Jul 2023

A survey undertaken by ACT members The Electric Bike Shop has shown that specialist bike retailers are continuing to see the benefit of having physical high street stores over a pure ecommerce...

11 Jul 2023

Giant UK has partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech technical e-Bike qualification.

11 Jul 2023

As of 30th June 2023, the registered Head Office for V12 has relocated, and as a result their registered office address has changed.

3 Jul 2023

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in...

29 Jun 2023

With this Saturday and Sunday marking Independents’ Day weekend, the culmination of the annual campaign to promote independent retailers around the UK, ACT member Elmy Cycles in Ipswich...

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Tyl by NatWest to start accepting contactless payments on Android smartphones

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

NatWest is launching a software-only point-of-sale (softPOS) solution that will enable merchants in the UK to accept in-person contactless payments on Android NFC smartphones.

Tyl card reader

The bank is rolling out the Tap to Pay on Android feature through its Tyl by NatWest payments platform, allowing users to accept payments made with physical credit or debit cards or from digital wallets on their own devices without needing any additional hardware.

“While there’s still a place for physical card terminals, Tap to Pay on Android provides an alternative, proving to be particularly pertinent to businesses who don’t require a fixed solution, or who are infrequent sellers and may want a product that fits a seasonal schedule,” NatWest explains.

“It also benefits larger businesses who want a cost-effective way to enable a larger workforce to take payments without needing a large pool of payment terminals.

“With fast integrations and no additional hardware required, NatWest Tap to Pay on Android makes it even easier for businesses to enable in-person contactless payments with minimal cost and effort, giving businesses another way to capture revenue.”

NatWest initially plans to roll out the Tap to Pay on Android solution to “a small cohort” of Tyl by NatWest users with a full launch to follow “later this year”.

To help make life easier and simpler, The ACT has partnered with Tyl by NatWest so you can benefit from their services for all-things ‘card’. Plus, you’ll receive a £120 sign up bonus by way of a Tyl statement credit when you sign up to Tyl as your payment partner. For more, click here.


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