UrbanThings and Littlepay roll out mobile payments on Newport Bus and Ipswich Buses apps

Transport tech firm, UrbanThings, and transit payments processing company, Littlepay, have announced the roll out of mobile payments on the Newport Bus and Ipswich Buses apps, using Littlepay’s tech. The transport operators are now able to offer Card Not Present (CNP) mobile payments in their passenger apps, using Littlepay as their Payment Service Provider (PSP).

The service enables passengers to buy tickets online and link their bank card to their passenger account. This gives passengers the flexibility to pay for their trip using contactless when boarding the bus or via the app before they travel, while having complete visibility over their travel history and quick access to support their journeys.

After identifying the need for a solution that gives riders a clear view of their travel history and contactless benefits, Urban Things and Littlepay have collaborated to develop this functionality. The partnership has already seen the two companies working together to enable users to view their contactless payment history and capping in the app.

“It’s been a delight to work with UrbanThings on the launch of these initial projects,” said Sarah McLaughlin, Business Development Manager at Littlepay. “Our partnership is bringing the latest ridership innovation to contactless EMV fare collection, enabling operators and agencies to unlock true passenger value. It’s been a pleasure to work with a like-minded team who shares the same desire to exceed expectations. We are looking forward to expanding this development to multiple other cities around the UK.”