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February 26, 2015

Barclays enables payments via tweets

The service will be available from March 10 on iOS and Android devices.

By Vinod

Barclays will now allow Britons to make paynments using Twitter handles.

Powered by the Pingit mobile phone app, users will be able to make transactions without disclosing their bank details or phone number.

Users wiill have to link their Pingit profile with their Twitter account to facilitate the service, with the service setting a maximum limit of £1,500 per day.

According to reports, the transactions are likely to be made within the Pingit app and not Twitter, which erases the security concerns regarding the micro blogging site.

However, Pingit payments’ safety and security measures will be applicable for the service.

The Guardian cited Barclays Mobile Banking and Pingit director Darren Foulds a saying: "We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make people’s lives easier and customer feedback plays a big part in how we chose to further develop our apps."

"Brings together a social and digital experience to create a new step forward for mobile payments in the UK."

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