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BBC Children in Need to collect contactless donations for first time

BBC Children in Need is the latest charity to start using contactless card readers in its bid to collect a record number of donations.

The annual fundraiser will see Pudsey Bear positioned at 15 underground stations across London from November 14-16, giving change-less commuters a chance to quickly donate £5 by tapping their card or smartphone on an iZettle contactless payment reader.

The switch to contactless is a first for Children in Need in its 38-year history, as more people move away from carrying cash on them.


Founded in 2003, Mi-Pay Group plc (LON:MPAY) delivers fully outsourced online and related payment and fraud management solutions to digital ecommerce clients, primarily in the mobile and digital content sector. Its product offering provides the infrastructure to enable pre-paid mobile devices to be topped up via a variety of channels such as websites, mobile applications and social media applications and customers include Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MNVOs), additionally managing and indemnifying the data security and payment fraud risks. Mi-Pay sells, integrates and operates its products and solutions on a global basis.

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