Barclaycard and Dillon the Donkey have teamed up to beat London Transport to contactless payments. If Apple make NFC a part of their next iPhone maybe all 14 donkeys will need to get wired up?
Just one donkey, Dillon, is fitted with the innovative new "payment saddle". The animal, described on the website as liking "cuddles" and "winding others up", will now be fitted with a tack designed by Seymourpowell, the company that was also behind the world’s first cordless kettle and concepts for the interior of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft. “It’s just a pilot scheme at the moment,” said Mr Ineson, who owns a total of 14 donkeys. “The illuminations begin at the end next week, which are really popular for us, so that’s the testing time. “If it does take off, I could see us doing the same thing with two or three more donkeys.”