Contactless payments for London buskers to be launched by iZettle and Sadiq Khan

In what is posed as a world-first, a contactless payments scheme for busking performers is to be rolled out across the streets of London.

Backed by the Mayor of London’s office and powered by fintech commerce firm Izettle, performers in London will soon to be able to receive tips and payments for merchandise via contactless cards, wearable technology like smart watches and fitness trackers, as well as chip and pin.

The project, orchestrated by the organisation Busk in London, will see artists handed card readers that can be programmed to accept a fixed amount of money for donation, enabling passersby to give back to performers following the end of successful trails across the city.

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