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Oxford grad hopes to crowdfund contactless donation device

23-year-old Oxford graduate Zander Whitehurst has designed a new contactless donating device, Commonpence, and hopes to fund the development through crowdfunding.

Contactless payment grew by 330.8 per cent in 2014 and is expected to double in 2015. The device would allow users to donate £2 by simply tapping their bank card or Oyster on a machine located in public places.

Zander said: “No one carries cash anymore. We have these devices that people pay with every day of their lives, be it coffee, travel or clothes, it only seems sensible to donate with it too. It’s about it being as easy and effortless as possible, because research shows that the easier it is to donate the more likely people are to do it.”

He is now halfway to his first fundraising target of £10,000. You can donate to his project here.

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