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Mind’s retail arm pilots contactless donation terminals

Mind’s retail arm pilots contactless donation terminals

Minds Matter, the retail arm of Mind, is working with Santander in a pilot of donation terminals in 10 of its UK shops to bolster donations.

The 12-month programme started on 16 February with the terminals funded by Santander Corporate & Commercial during the pilot.  Santander has been the banking partner for a number of Mind’s retail shops since 2014 and if the pilot is successful, the contactless terminals could be rolled out across more of Mind’s 158 shops in the UK.

Santander Corporate & Commercial works with a number of UK charities and has charity banking offering that provides discounted transactional banking for registered charities, as well as international payment and foreign exchange services, access to the Post Office to pay-in cash deposits, a payments solution allowing donors to make regular payments at Post Office and Payzone outlets, and deposit solutions for charities with surplus cash.

Lianne Smith, Relationship Director, Charities and Not-for-Profit Sector, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said:

“The contactless trial with Mind is a demonstration of Santander’s deep commitment to the charity sector by providing innovative solutions to help organisations generate much needed donations and tackle the challenge associated with the decline in cash. Through our relationship with Elavon, Santander will support the contactless donation revolution.”

Amanda Day, Mind Retail, said:

“Santander has become a valuable, trusted partner to us and in helping Mind tackle the challenge of donations is extending its support even further. Technology, digital solutions and new payment processes will continue to have an impact on the sector so it is vital that charities adapt and evolve, and work with partners that can help us capitalise on these trends.”

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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