UK retailer Coffee Republic is teaming with e-money start-up sQuidcard to launch a contactless loyalty card.
The Coffee Republic branded pre-paid 'Payment and Loyalty' smartcard offers contactless payments and the promise of promotional top-ups which are redeemable in-store.
Users can register the card and view transactions and loyalty funds online. The card can also be topped up on the Internet as well as in-store.
Peter Breach, chairman, Coffee Republic, says: "We wanted to move on from the loyalty-only card; we needed contactless, and an ability to extend an online relationship with our customers meant that sQuid was the obvious partner."
The loyalty card is being offered to customers in three London stores before a nationwide roll out early next year.
Coffee Republic already accepts contactless payments having signed up for Barclaycard's OnePulse last year.