CRB Cunninghams introduces Chip & Pin payments for flexible school transactions

CRB Cunninghams, cashless catering, online payment and ID management software provider, has launched Chip & Pin transactions to enable UK schools to accept popular payment methods, including credit and debit cards, Google/Apple Play and contactless payments at the point of sale. Integrated into CRB Cunningham’s Fusion cashless catering solution, Chip & Pin is designed to offer pupils, staff, and visitors an additional contactless payment method in all areas of the school.


With multiple payment methods typically used for everyday purchases, such as debit/credit cards or smartwatches, Chip & Pin software is designed to enable pupils, staff, parents, and visitors to authorise school purchases using their chosen contactless payment method.


To use Chip & Pin for school transactions, users present their debit/credit card or mobile device for Google or Apple Pay. Chip & Pin automatically processes payments, with no manual input required from school staff at the point of sale. By enabling users to pay for school items with their chosen method, including in the dining hall, school shop, at events and more, school users can benefit from flexible payment choices without pre-registration or sign-up required. This flexibility means that schools can accept all major forms of payment for users and increase uptake in all areas of the school.

Stuart Brown, Head of Sales at CRB Cunninghams, adds:

“Offering flexible payment methods is crucial when looking at sustainable ways to increase school uptake and encourage pupils to continue using the dining hall.

We developed our Chip & Pin integration to enable all school users to benefit from an increased choice of transaction methods at the point of sale and to eliminate time spent by school staff counting manual transactions at the end of each day. So far, we’ve seen significant interest from schools looking to set up Chip & Pin, and I look forward to seeing the positive effects this will have on their transaction processes.”

Integrated with CRB Cunningham’s Fusion cashless catering system, the new Chip & Pin functionality combines cashless catering and contactless payments into one solution. For existing customers, by incorporating Chip & Pin into their cashless system, schools will benefit from a fully integrated cashless package from one provider.


Find out more or request a quote for Chip & Pin for your school.