19 July 2018
Visit www.gemalto.com

ING hails tap-and-pay charity donation boxes

18 September 2017  |  8498 views  |  1 ing contactless charity

Dutch bank ING says that a contactless charity donation box trial has proved a big hit, resulting in the value of average donations more than doubling that seen with old fashioned cash collection tins.

The three month pilot saw ING team up with 19 charities on the box, which has a touch screen where people can choose the organisation they wish to donate to, before picking one of a range of options for the amount to give and finally tapping their contactless device.

ING says that the system - co-developed with Whydonate in ING’s innovation lab ICEC - not only made donating quicker but helped boost the average contribution more than double, from EUR1.50 to EUR3.20.



ING says the idea was borne out of the realisation that fewer consumers today have cash on hand, citing recent studies by its inhouse Economics Bureau which show that 52% of consumers don’t usually keep physical notes in their house.

While the box has to be toughened up to make it capable of handling a fall, Whydonate says that the successful pilot is spurring plans to invest in 1000 of the devices, eventually bringing the technology to the rest of Europe.

KeywordsEFTPOS

Comments: (1)

Hitesh Thakkar
Hitesh Thakkar - FIS Payments Software and Services India - India 18 September, 2017, 10:05

Good to see bank leveraging new cost effective and interactive technology for charity donation box. It is started in Jan 2017 with plain TAP and Pay terminal transformed into Android based table top POS terminal with touch interface.

Charity raising is also transforming in digital world slowly.

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups!
Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Pennies partners Ingenico to bring digital charity boxes to the checkout

Pennies partners Ingenico to bring digital charity boxes to the checkout

27 April 2017  |  9598 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 4 linkedin
ING to roll out tap-and-pay charity donation boxes

ING to roll out tap-and-pay charity donation boxes

09 January 2017  |  8572 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 12 linkedin
Pat and Tap dogs become contactless fundraisers

Pat and Tap dogs become contactless fundraisers

20 May 2016  |  10698 views  |  0 comments | 20 tweets | 14 linkedin
Charity rolls out contactless donation boxes

Charity rolls out contactless donation boxes

10 May 2016  |  11257 views  |  3 comments | 17 tweets | 12 linkedin

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit https://secure.vasco.comVisit info.nice.comVisit http://go.jumio.com/finextraAd

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Calmejane quits Lloyds Bank to join SocGenCalmejane quits Lloyds Bank to join SocGen
11817 views comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin
Metro Bank opens developer portalMetro Bank opens developer portal
10037 views comments | 5 tweets | 14 linkedin
Anything Visa can do...Mastercard takes time outAnything Visa can do...Mastercard takes ti...
9695 views comments | 6 tweets | 15 linkedin
Mastercard enlists Worldpay to push Vocalink's Pay by Bank appMastercard enlists Worldpay to push Vocali...
9241 views 19 comments | 14 tweets | 30 linkedin
Hong Kong plans September go-live for blockchain-based trade financeHong Kong plans September go-live for bloc...
9016 views comments | 9 tweets | 17 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive base, double ote, benefits
New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, USA

Find your next job