The History of Payments as Re-imagined by Barclaycard

Aug 3rd, 2011 | Posted by
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To promote its mobile payments offering, Barclaycard has posted on YouTube their ligh-hearted take at the history of payments. I strongly encourage you to take a look, especially if you like English humour.

Did you know that the barter system was named after its inventor Tony Barter? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKZYk9pnBI&feature=player_embedded

By the way, that look on the last merchant’s face when he receives a mobile payment is funny, but expect to see something similar next time you try to pay by mobile. Mobile payments are coming, but it will take time, training and habit-breaking for all of us, merchants and consumers alike, to truly take these innovations to heart.

Enjoy your summer!

  1. Sonal Bisht
    Aug 4th, 2011 at 01:58
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    This is a good and really funny video. Nice one!