CBA collaborates with Queensland Government to offer contactless payments to Gold Coast commuters

first_imgCBA collaborates with Queensland Government to offer contactless payments to Gold Coast commuters From today onwards, Commonwealth Bank will activate payment technology across the Gold Coast Light Rail (G:link) network to enable local commuters to pay with any MasterCard or Amex debit or credit card, including smartphones and wearables, as well as cash or the traditional go card.CBA’s payment technology enables new G:link card readers as payment acceptance devices to seamlessly link contactless payments with the relevant payment scheme network (for example MasterCard), while also clearing and settling the contactless payment, regardless of the card or device used. This puts the Gold Coast in the select few global cities around the world that offer this commuter experience.The pandemic has influenced people’s confidence in paying with cash and the new contactless payment option offers G:link commuters an alternative, and potentially safer, way to pay. At the height of the lockdown in April 2020, the value of cash withdrawals made by households who are CBA customers decreased by 35 per cent compared to same time last year and continue to decrease at a more rapid pace than pre-pandemic*.CBA Group Executive for Institutional Banking & Markets Andrew Hinchliff said: “A modern payments network is the backbone of a successful economy. CBA recently launched a similar payments solution with the South Australian Government, and has also seen this technology embraced by NSW commuters, who have used this payments solution for over 36 million journeys since 2018.“We are delighted to be activating this payment method to give commuters on the Gold Coast an additional way to pay and hope they enjoy the speed, convenience and security that it offers.”Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said the day marked a key milestone for the $371 million project, which is on track to deliver innovative public transport technology for all Queenslanders.“Today is possible due to a strong and productive partnership between TransLink, G:link, our technology partner Cubic Transportation Systems, valued scheme partners Mastercard and American Express and banking partner Commonwealth Bank,” he said.Commonwealth Bank was the first Australian bank to be involved in providing a contactless technology solution for public transport. For NSW, the successful contactless technology rollout offered Sydney commuters an additional payment option to the Opal card – firstly for Sydney ferries and light rail in March 2018, followed by Sydney trains in November 2018, and Sydney buses in September 2019. More recently in September 2020, a contactless payment option was enabled for Adelaide Metro tram fleet commuters.“We look forward to continuing to work with TransLink as this payments capability expands to all modes of public transport in South East Queensland and 18 regional centres. I would also like to compliment the Government’s Smart Ticketing team in Queensland for their use of the First Nations art featured on the G:link trams and equipment,” Mr Hinchliff said.The new payment technology is part of a pilot being operated by TransLink, in partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems, Commonwealth Bank, MasterCard and Amex. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, bank, CBA, commonwealth, Commonwealth Bank, credit card, Gold Coast, Government, MasterCard, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney, technology, Transportlast_img read more

Safety measures needed on Creggan Southway – Campbell

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – September 24, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 A Derry councillor is calling for the urgent extension to a crash barrier on a dangerous stretch of road in the Creggan area of Derry.The calls come after two accidents on the same section of Southway last week. In one of the incidents a vehicle overturned, landing on the footpath just meters away from a pedestrian.Cllr Kevin Campbell says the crash barrier should be extended and is also calling for the erection of signs in a bid to slow motorists……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Safety measures needed on Creggan Southway – Campbell AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleDerry Senior Football Championship – Quarter-Final replays neededNext articleGardai investigating Carrigans break-in News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more