The PayQwiq app from Tesco could spell an end to cash at the supermarket
Tesco could be about to solve your shopping woes with the nationwide launch of a new payment app.
PayQwiq lets shoppers pay for their goods at the till with just a single tap or scan of your phone, meaning there's no need for cash or card,
The launch should spell an end to the embarrassing feeling of queuing up to pay for your shopping, only to realise you've left your wallet at home.
Customers simply need to scan the barcode provided by PayQwiq to pay
Tesco has revealed today that PayQwiq is available at all Tesco stores in the UK following the success of an initial roll-out.
In order to pay, users simply need to scan a barcode shown by the app at the till, with the app working even if you are out of phone signal range
The app, which is available to download on iOS and Android phones now, allows transactions up to £250, and can even be used to pay at the company's petrol stations.
PayQwiq will even sort out your Clubcard points, without the need to swipe your card, and will display your point balance whilst open to ensure you keep track of your count.
The PayQwiq app is available to download now for iOS and Android users
In order to use PayQwiq, customers simply have to download the app on to their device.
Once opened, users can register their Visa, Mastercard or American Express debit or credit card to the app, and whether the app can collect Clubcard points automatically.
Tesco is even offering new PayQwiq customers 50 Clubcard points each time they use the app, for each of their first ten transactions.
The news comes as competition on the high street intensifies, with supermarkets vying to make the shopping experience easier for consumers.
Sainsburys finally addressed one of the biggest bugbears recently by introducing contactless payments at its self-service tills, letting users pay with just the tap of a card.
The majority of Tesco supermarkets already offer contactless payments at their tills, as does Asda, Aldi and Lidl.
Recent data from the UK Cards Association reported that over £2 billion was spent using contactless payment methods in July alone.