M6 Toll pioneers contactless payments
The M6 Toll has been working with Barclaycard to install easy-to-use contactless payments at toll booths, allowing customers to pay for their journey by simply holding their card over the terminal. The partnership is said to be the first use of contactless technology in a UK toll environment.
The Contactless technology, which has been championed by Barclays and Barclaycard, allows users to pay for goods and services under £15 by simply holding their card on a reader without the need to enter a PIN or sign their name. The technology is 52% faster to transact than cash and 33% quicker than chip and PIN payments.
Tom Fanning, chief executive of the M6 Toll, expects the technology to prove popular with drivers: 'Over 40,000 drivers benefit from the ease and reliability of the M6 Toll every day. The introduction of contactless is the latest step in making card payment as quick and easy as using the road itself. We will soon be able to demonstrate the value of contactless to our customers, who will, I am certain, welcome this innovation.'