Transaction history of Paywave cards

Roland Perry lists at
Sun Dec 16 07:56:49 GMT 2012

In article <50CD69D4.8060006 at>, Peter Tomlinson 
<pwt at> writes
>>> [1] Only normal debit/credit cards accepted, I think, i.e. not pre-paid cards.
>> I wonder why not.
>I'm told that they need online authorisation.

To make sure they have any money in the account, I presume; they don't 
keep a running total on the card itself.

This is a bit of an issue, given that pre-paid cards are marketed to 
tourists at airports, and as a substitute for cash from various 
bureau-de-change, and the Paywave scheme on TfL is aimed largely at 
tourists (because UK-based regulars will have season tickets or 
Roland Perry

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