Digital Payments

Creditcall Enables Contactless Payments For Charity

Using physical cash to pay for items has slowly become a rarity over the past decade.

With the advances in digital payments, people are turning more and more to credit cards, digital wallets and more to process transactions.

In one of its latest partnerships, global payments technology company Creditcall is partnering up with the Bristol Children Hospital’s charity, The Grand Appeal, for a fundraiser — At the Morph: Still Naughty at 40! exhibition — this weekend through early September.

With over 50 percent of retail purchases in the U.K. coming from card payments and a subset 30 percent coming from contactless forms of payment, the Morph event will be using Creditcall’s contactless payments option to allow people to make donations at their discretion. All contributions will go to help rework one of the U.K.’s leading pediatric emergency departments.

The Grand Appeal’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, Helen Haskell, commented on the organization’s work with Creditcall and the option for contactless payments: “We are so grateful to Creditcall for their generous support in providing a new fundraising platform for our Morph exhibition. It’s really exciting for us to have contactless donation points in our shop, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on donations in-store, which will support sick babies and children being treated in Bristol Children’s Hospital.”

As we move further into the digital payments age, some may start to question whether or not physical cash will become obsolete.


Featured PYMNTS Study: 

With eyes on lowering costs to improving cash flow, 85 percent of U.S. firms plan to make real-time payments integral to their operations within three years. However, some firms still feel technical barriers stand in the way. In the January 2020 Making Real-Time Payments A Reality Study, PYMNTS surveyed more than 500 financial executives to examine what it will take to channel RTP interest into real-world adoption. Here’s what we learned.

Click to comment