"Consumers will be able to use their mobile smartphones to pay for goods at thousands of stores across Britain from next year. A deal between mobile phone app company Zapp and payments firm Worldpay, which provides card machines at tills and payment software for online retailers, will allow retailers to accept payments from your mobile.
Among the first stores which have signed up to the scheme are WH Smith, Lidl, Superdrug and McDonald's.
Due for launch in summer 2014, the app will work by using a code sent to a customer's smartphone when they are at the till or online checkout. Alternatively, customers will be able to scan a code into the handset from a bill in a restaurant or the screen on a modern card machine." Continue Reading