The Big Issue’s work to enable vendors to offer contactless payments is in the running for the Financial Inclusion Award at next week’s FStech Awards.
The trial proved a success and card machines were then made available to all vendors from September and, as of December, 133 vendors across the UK had embraced contactless payments with more offering cashless transactions all the time.
So chuffed to be shortlisted for the @FStechAwards Financial Inclusion award for our work @BigIssue in supporting vendors to go cashless with @iZettle ???? #cashless #cashlessbigissue #FinancialInclusion https://t.co/QYn1NpJx2y
— Beth Thomas (@BethTBI) March 12, 2020
It’s a necessary step to keep vendors from falling behind in a society where 80 per cent of total payments are now made by tapping a card.
That has caught the attention of the FStech Awards and we are nominated in the Financial Inclusion Award category, going up against banking heavyweights like Natwest and eight other contenders.