411 There is no doubt that times change. Now contacless technologies are so present in our lives that we can…
There is no doubt that times change. Now contacless technologies are so present in our lives that we can pay for almost anything without the need for cash. That is why mobile payment systems like Apple Pay or Google Pay they are no longer used only to pay for our purchases, but also to deposit our donations in the church .
Do not be surprised if in the next few days you find yourself in a British church and, at the time of passing the brush, you discover a terminal contacless payment that supports bank card payments by chip and PIN, Apple Pay or Google Pay .
Parishioners will no longer have to poke around in their pockets to avoid having a “red” face after the brush passes in front of them. From now on, some churches in England will begin to accept payments through contactless technology, so anyone who wants to can make their donations with Google Pay and Apple Pay .
This average has been taken from some centers of the Anglican Church in the British country. Specifically, parishioners will be able to take advantage of this mobile payment system in more than 16,000 churches, cathedrals and other religious sites in the region. Nor is it the first time we discovered this method, since last year a trial began in about 40 Anglican churches.
Now this test is being extended to all dioceses in order to make donations easier and faster. But not only through Google Pay or Apple Pay donations may be made to the churches, since a method is added whereby those attending the rite can donate money through text messages. And it may be that carrying cash is difficult, but we all always carry the mobile phone.
For now we do not know if this system will reach the church in Spain, although it would not be surprising seeing that the systems of Payments contacless they are increasingly established throughout our geography.
What we do know is that the future is meant to eliminate cash. Although today technologies like Apple Pay and Google Pay already fully established, soon the payments via WhatsApp so that the fact of carrying money is left, forever, in oblivion.