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Contactless card payment to increase

Contactless card payments will increase by £15 to £45 from tomorrow in bid to combat coronavirus as it will limit use of cash and reduce number of shoppers inputting PIN.

The most shoppers can pay via contactless on their cards is set to rise today (Wednesday 1st April)   Shoppers will be able to pay £45 for transaction without entering a PIN number. The rise comes as the coronavirus pandemic has seen some shops encourage customers to ditch cash.  When ‘tap and go’ contactless cards first came out in 2007, they had a limit of £10.  This was increased to £15 in 2010, £20 in 2012 and to £30 in 2015.