Tesco has announced it is to make sure all Clubcard members have access to a new debit card that it hopes it will transform the way shoppers pay.
The Tesco Clubcard Pay+ will be expanded to all 20 million Clubcard holders following a limited trial which was conducted amongst staff and 45,000 shoppers last year.
The new Pay+ card will enable shoppers to use a new debit card which can be used to pay, save and earn Clubcard points.
In a bid to entice new customers to join its Clubcard membership scheme it is offering double points for the first three months of the nationwide launch.
Customers will be also be able to pay with the new card via Apple Pay or Tesco’s own digital wallet.
They will also be able to add money from any UK bank account into their Pay+ account using the Tesco mobile banking app.
“Tesco Bank has designed a smarter way for Tesco’s 20 million Clubcard members to shop,” Tesco Bank chief executive Gerry Mallon told The Grocer.
“Tesco Clubcard Pay+ is a clear demonstration of Tesco Bank’s strategy to focus on products which closely align to the needs of Tesco shoppers.
“We’re very encouraged to see Tesco Clubcard Pay+ help give shoppers the confidence to start saving while managing their budget and picking up extra Clubcard points wherever they shop.”
Tesco chief customer officer Alessandra Bellini added: “Tesco Clubcard Pay+ combines a new method of payment with all the value of Clubcard membership and a range of additional features.
“It enables households across the UK to feel more in control of their finances and their grocery budget. It also gives families and shoppers the power to make their money go further through Clubcard points and saving while they shop.”