Contactless payment limit to rise in the UK

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The spending limit for contactless payments in the UK will be raised to £45 ($53), and should begin to be enforced by April 1.

A possible change to the limit – currently £30 – was already being discussed by the retail sector, and the finance and payments industry, but the action has been speeded up to support customers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

“This will give more people the choice to opt for the speed and convenience of purchasing goods using their contactless card, helping to cut queues

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