Barclay’s PingIt hooks up with First Buses


Ever got on a bus to find you don’t have the right change? Exciting news for commuters outside London as First Buses has done something about it!


No, the company hasn’t been more heavily regulated by government and ran at a loss as a public service like it always should have been – but First has teamed up with Barclays to enable PingIt payments on the First app.

This means that First Bus users can buy a ticket on the app, pay with PingIt, and then have their ticket stored in a virtual wallet. Easy.

The technology has already rolled out in some First regions (Wales and the North East), and should be hitting others soon.

James O’Malley
For latest tech stories go to