Sunday 20 August 2017

Busker can now take credit cards

Busker Peter Buffery with his specially designed guitar accepting contactless card payments
Busker Peter Buffery with his specially designed guitar accepting contactless card payments

Music fans will be able to reward a London busker by credit card, rather than throwing cash into a hat in a drive to promote "contactless" technology and raise money for charity.

Peter Buffery, a student at Kingston University, south-west London, will use a specially-designed guitar for passers-by on London's South Bank to make donations to Help a London Child using Barclaycard.

The contactless cards allow customers to make purchases of £15 or less without having to use a payment terminal.

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