Pingit Gets Gift Aid for Charities

P2P payments app Barclays Pingit has added a ‘donate with Gift Aid’ function, which enables users to make sure charities receive the entirety of their donation by claiming back tax relief.

Pingit users can donate by scanning QR codes on charitys marketing materials, or by locating their chosen charity in the apps business directory. 

“Charities are operating in a challenging environment,” said David McHattie, head of charities, corporate banking, Barclays. “As they explore new and innovative ways in which to engage and broaden their donor base, and in particular appeal to the next generation donor, Pingit could prove to be a key element in their evolving armoury.”

Macmillan Cancer Support, Dogs Trust and Charities Trust are among the first charities to take advantage of this functionality.