The University of East Anglia Partners with sQuid to Launch ePayments on Campus
London - 08 October, 2014
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has partnered with sQuid, the electronic payments network, to launch the very latest in contactless payment technology on campus.
The new multi-function Campus Card includes sQuid payment technology as well as ID, door access, eMoney and library membership. Staff and students can save time as they’re able to top up, manage their money and are provided with a statement of their transactions online at anytime. The innovative all-in-one smart card reduces queuing time and the contactless payment is processed in a matter of seconds – eliminating the need for multiple cards or to carry cash around the campus.
Users can preload funds onto the card to pay for food and drink at Campus Kitchen outlets or other non-catering items at Student Union run outlets. There are even plans to include the contactless payment facility in a University coffee van which will roam the campus – making it easier than ever to grab a coffee on the go.
sQuid, partnering with Fidelity, a leading supplier of EPoS systems and software, were best placed to deliver the complete solution for the UEA due to their excellent track record in providing payment solutions to Universities in the UK and Africa.
Darren Fennah, Campus Kitchen Manager at The UEA said:
“sQuid provide a faster and more convenient way to pay for food, drink and other items around the University. We partnered with sQuid as they have great experience in implementing cashless environments and we think this innovative solution will prove popular with our students.”
Stephen Hedge, Marketing Manager at sQuidcard said:
“We are absolutely delighted to launch sQuid at The UEA. We’ve had great success on campuses and in Universities, and this latest partnership underlines our determination to continue growing in the education sector.”
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Notes to Editors
sQuid is an issuer of eMoney operating in the UK education sector today, bringing all the benefits of digital money to schools, colleges and universities. For a rapidly growing number of students, sQuid is their first non-cash payment experience, making digital money a reality for the next generation.
To learn more about sQuid, visit www.squidcard.com
About The University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a UK Top 15 university and ranks in the top one per cent of universities in the world. Known for its world-leading research and outstanding student experience, it has achieved a Top 10 rating in the National Student Survey every year since the survey began. UEA is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park - one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. The city of Norwich boasts more highly cited scientists than any UK city outside London, Oxford and Cambridge. www.uea.ac.uk.