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Summary of development of credit and debit EFTPOS. Includes information on national EFTPOS, other trials, credit cards, Barclays Connect Card, Sainsbury's developments,alternative approach to EFTPOS and press cuttings.

EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale), refers to the systems for the electronic transfer of money when customers pay with a credit or debit card. EFTPOS was introduced to Sainsbury's stores in October 1989 - initially only the Switch debit card was accepted by Sainsbury's, but from 1991 credit cards were also accepted.