Blaze a trail with K Ring on Bonfire Night

While everybody is having fun on Bonfire Night – with the notable exception of our pets – I wonder how many people actually stop to think about what we’re celebrating? That on 5th November 1605 a plot…

05 Nov 2019


Blog: No tricks this Halloween – it’s all treat, with K Ring

31st October – a very special date every year. English literature scholars and lovers of poetry will celebrate the birthday of John Keats in 1795 (of “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” fame).…

Blog: The Rugby World Cup and K Ring – the perfect combination

I write just as the news that Typhoon Hagibis has caused the cancellation of various games at the Rugby World Cup, including England v France. Thankfully, both of those teams had already qualified for…

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street shows off her K Ring

We’re proud to have K Ring featured in the Bank of England Museum’s latest collection: 325 Years, 325 Objects.The exhibition celebrates the Bank of England’s 325th anniversary through 325 objects,…

Taste for Research

Mastercard® has mandated that by January 1st 2020, all card terminals across Europe must have contactless functionality. Seeing as K Ring’s powered by Mastercard, and with a mere six months to go…

Hard to Please OAPs?

We were very excited to learn that K Ring was to be featured on Episode 2 of ITV’s Hard to Please OAPs last night – a series pitting celebrities of a certain age against the latest tech – if only to…

Pay contactless with ABN AMRO using ring, watch or bracelet

Pay contactless with ABN AMRO using ring, watch or braceletABN AMRO first bank in the world to offer wearables enabling users to pay higher amounts at point-of-sale using PINABN AMRO…

Contactloos betalen met een ring, horloge of armband bij ABN AMRO

Contactloos betalen met een ring, horloge of armband bij ABN AMROABN AMRO biedt als eerste bank ter wereld wearables aan waarmee met pintransactie hogere bedragen afgerekend kunnen…

Introducing Realtime PIN Delivery

Now the heatwave’s but a distant memory, there’s far more incentive to jump on a plane and head to sunnier climes – which is where our new product feature comes in very handy indeed.Whilst you…

Blog: K Wearables Store Update

As our online store is temporarily closed for updates, and some of you have been in touch, we thought we’d share more on this...…

K Ring comes to Capital’s Summertime Ball 2018

To kick off our brand new brand, we’ll be spreading the word this saturday at capital’s summertime ball with vodafone.In its tenth year, Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone is back at Wembley…

Say hello to K Ring, by K Wearables

On Friday 8th June, Kerv Wearables will be changing its name, along with that of its groundbreaking contactless payment ring.…

Kerv Wearables to rebrand

FinTech start-up, Kerv Wearables, is set to change its name following the conclusion of a trademark dispute.…

ABN AMRO partners with Kerv Wearables in contactless payment trials

Today sees the launch of the next stage of our trials with Netherlands bank ABN AMRO, with their clients now able to sign up for Kerv Wearables contactless payment devices, including rings and key fobs.…

Blog: What do you give the person who has everything this Christmas?

Nothing. Obviously. But if you're not convinced you have the superhuman levels of charisma required to pull that off this Christmas, then the answer, definitively, is "something".But what?It's a…

Jasmine slips Kerv Ring onto Jamie’s ring finger, and they become husband and wife

Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, 24th August 2017, and Jamie Hill is now sporting the world’s first contactless payment wedding ring. It’s a Black Ocean edition (for the record), deep shiny black on the…

Jason Bradbury meets Kerv Ring and they get along just fine

“Ah, that is just beautiful … just beautiful.” Jason Bradbury, Titan of Tech, is unboxing his Kerv contactless payment ring. It’s the Black Fire edition: lustrous black zirconia ceramic exterior with…

Gnarly ring, dude

What could be better than five days of surfing, sun and star-studded performances on the Cornish coast? Not much – unless you throw Kerv Ring into the mix…Now in its eleventh year, Boardmasters…

Blog: Super Power or Super Powered?

Guest post by Ian Buckingham. Comic book superheroes were created in response to a social need arising from the widespread insecurity and fear generated by the world wars. They brought much needed…

Introducing Auto top-up

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Auto top-up feature - which means you’ll never have to worry about running out of funds on your Kerv Ring.…

Resolved: Loading with cards issued by Natwest, RBS and Ulster Bank

We have noted that customers trying to load their Kerv account using a card issued by Natwest Bank, RBS or Ulster Bank have experienced difficulties. This was a result of an issue between the third…

Kerv Wearables launches contactless payment ring at Wearable Technology Show 2017

Kerv Wearables, has today launched its contactless payment ring, enabling the wearer to make a contactless payment anywhere that allows Mastercard contactless transactions.…

Introducing debit and credit card loading

We're pleased to confirm that you can now load your Kerv account by debit or credit card. Loading via card is quick and convenient - loads are immediate, and there are no fees if you load via debit card.…

Barclaycard boss Amer Sajed showcases Kerv ring on BBC

We were thrilled at Kerv HQ to see that we were recognised by Barclaycard Chief Executive Amer Sajed with Kerv being cited as one of the future payment devices to replace the plastic card.In the BBC…

Blog: What a difference a year makes...

Almost a year since we completed a successful crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, we've now issued live production Kerv rings allowing users to make contactless payment anywhere that accepts MasterCard PayPass…

PSI-Pay and Kerv partner to release the world's first contactless payment ring

PSI-Pay and Kerv Wearables have announced that they are partnering up to enable the world’s first contactless payment ring, to be released to the global market.PSI-Pay is one of the UK’s leading…

UK start-up KERV wins Temenos’ Innovation Jam final in Barcelona

At the 17th Temenos Community Forum in Barcelona – on 20 May 2016 – Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the software specialist for banking and finance, today announces that KERV, the contactless payment ring, has…

KERV announces 2016 Emerging Payment Awards Sponsorship

KERV, the start­up wearables brand, is pleased to announce it will be a sponsor of the Emerging Payment Awards 2016, to be held on 12th October 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.…

Blog: Making payments abroad with Kerv

You can use your Kerv ring to make payments anywhere in the world that accepts contactless payments - but while it's free to use at home, how does Kerv compare to the major banks when making payments abroad?…

Kerv hits fundraising goal

Kerv, the London fintech startup, reaches its £77k funding goal on crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, with two weeks of its month-long campaign remaining. Kerv wearers can make instant contactless payments of £30 or lower with a single gesture – no card, PIN, or paired smartphone required.…

Blog: What does Kerv do that my iPhone can’t?

Yesterday, we received a comment on our Kickstarter page about whether the Kerv ring really offered anything different than what you can get with an iPhone and Apple Pay?It’s a fair point as Dino…

Our first week on Kickstarter

Well, here we are 1 week into our Kickstarter campaign - i’m delighted to see that we have reached over 1,000 backers and 60% of our target.So what has the week held for us?…

Kerv now at 50% of funding goal on Kickstarter

Just 5 days since launching on Kickstarter, and we’ve reached 50% of our £77k target goal. Thanks for your support; please help us push on to our goal so we can get our Kerv rings out to the world as soon as possible!…

Blog: Background to the Kerv project

As we're now in the public domain, and asking for help and support from customers then I wanted to start sharing some more information about Kerv so that you can understand us, the product and our vision - and hopefully, you’ll be interested enough to want to join us on this journey.…

Kerv, the world's first contactless payment ring, launches on Kickstarter

Kerv unveils the world's first contactless payments ring on Kickstarter, the online crowdfunding platform. Kerv wearers can make instant contactless payments of £30 or lower with a single gesture – no card, PIN, or paired smartphone required.…

Former Ukash CEO, David Hunter, appointed as Chairman of Kerv, the wearable payments start-up

Kerv, the wearable payments start-up, today announces the appointment of former Ukash CEO, David Hunter, as Chairman of its board of directors.…