Retailers and banks are finally embracing the 'wave and pay' technology in London,

This article titled “This year the contactless ‘wave and pay’ revolution finally begins” was written by Miles Brignall, for The Guardian on Thursday 19th January 2012 22.59 UTC

Forget the year of the dragon – 2012 is set to be the year that contactless payments really take off in the UK … if those behind the technology are to be believed.

Until now, it’s fair to say the contactless revolution, allowing people to pay for less costly items without having to key in a pin, hasn’t grabbed British shoppers. A mistrust of the technology in some quarters and a lack of interest among some banks haven’t helped.

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