Barclaycard has a heritage of innovation, starting from the launch of the first credit card in the UK in 1966. Since 2011, Barclaycard has launched several new products to meet evolving customer needs, including Freedom and Cashback consumer cards in the UK, Google Adwords for UK SMEs, Barclaycard Plus for online consumer spending in Germany and the world’s first social media credit card, Barclaycard Ring in the US.
We continue to deliver market-leading, innovative products to our retail customers that help them achieve their ambitions – in the right way.
By harnessing the power of technology, we're discovering new and exciting ways to simplify payments. Our vision is that the future of payments for consumers and retailers lies in three main areas: at point of sale, online and on mobile phones.
“In many ways we could see plastic cards as the shortest lived payment mechanism in mankind's history.”
Valerie Soranno Keating, CEO of Barclaycard
With contactless payments, customers make purchases of £20 or less in under a second. They are increasing at a phenomenal rate, with millions of customers and more than 20,000 retailers* joining the revolution.
We've partnered with Orange to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for products or services, using just their mobile phone. We’ve also launched Barclaycard Paytag, making it easy for you to make contactless payments with your mobile.
Our iPhone games have been developed as a fun and engaging way to spread the word about contactless payments. Our latest game, Toys Unleashed, follows in the path of Waterslide Extreme and Rollercoaster Extreme.
We’re rolling contactless across the Transport for London network to enable our customers to simply tap and go
Barclaycard launches bespoke offers, a personalised shopping service that is free to all UK consumers and will save them money on the goods and services they buy every day.
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