Festive shopping woes? Get yourself a contactless payment scarf.

I love everything about festive shopping but the one thing I hate is having to rummage through my bag to hunt for my credit card. Plus, if you’re laden with bags you know how stressful this experience can be. Here’s a fun fact for you. Did you know that more than 60% of the public see festive shopping as a chore?

Well, worry not for someone who has been listening to our prayers. A contactless payment technology onto an easily accessible item of clothing commonly worn during Christmas and what better item than a scarf! This way you do not have to rummage through your bag or bags. All you need to do is merely drape your scarf over the card terminal and make a swift and easy purchase. Card Cutters, a UK-based payment company designed this Swish and Pay scarf to help ease your card hunting woes and shopping queues.
Paul Edwards, Card Cutters UK Director, said: “There are currently 98.9 million contactless cards in issue in the UK, this product trial is all about the consumer saving time rather than having to fumble around for your card. Equally though, a business would also be able to get through more sales in a shorter timeframe.

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“When we saw the results of which items of clothing people would like to wear adapted with contactless payment technology, such as a scarf, a bag, gloves, and even a hat. We thought it would be great to respond to these requests and trial this service during this festive time, and you never know the future of contactless clothing could be brought into 2017.”

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