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There is a lot of competition in mobile payments, and sometimes it takes an odd idea for a product to stand out. These banks, card networks and other companies dared to bring something new to the market, but only a few can claim the risk paid off. (Image: iStock)
Barclaycard has never been shy about embedding contactless payments in unconventional things. Its payment gloves are particularly daring because they are most appealing in cold weather, and wearing the gloves makes it a lot more difficult to perform tasks such as fingerprint authentication.