Contactless payments

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UK contactless card limit more than doubles to £100
Experts warn about fraud and possible problems for people who struggle to control spending

Hilary Osborne

15, Oct, 2021 @10:23 AM

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UK contactless payments limit is rising to £100 – should you be worried?
Some fear overspending or say the change from Friday is ‘a thief’s dream’, but there are safeguards

Rupert Jones

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Contactless card payment limit in UK to rise to £100 in October
Switch to contactless has gathered pace since cap was raised from £30 to £45 at start of pandemic

Hilary Osborne

27, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Why was my contactless spending on an Amex card charged to Mastercard?
I had bought a few items from Asda but they didn’t show up on my statements

Miles Brignall

15, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Contactless card limit in UK could soon rise to £100
Financial Conduct Authority is looking at raising limit from £45 owing to changes in consumer behaviour

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

27, Jan, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Cash machine use fell 38% in 2020 due to Covid contact fears
Decline in withdrawals could lead to closure of ATMs or having to impose fees, warns operator

Rupert Jones

27, Jan, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Royal Mint to stop production of £2 and 2p coins due to excess stock
Slump in cash use was accelerated by pandemic, with demand falling 71% between March and April

Joanna Partridge

18, Sep, 2020 @8:31 AM

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'Millions still need cash': UK project aims to preserve use of physical currency
Ampthill in Bedfordshire is one of the sites for the Community Access to Cash Pilots scheme

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

21, Jun, 2020 @5:05 PM

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UK government urged to protect access to cash for most vulnerable
Which? research shows at risk groups reliant on cash during lockdown despite overall fall in use

Hilary Osborne

01, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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UK cash usage halves within days as shops close due to coronavirus
Fears for those without bank cards as shoppers switch to contactless to avoid virus

Patrick Collinson

24, Mar, 2020 @2:18 PM

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Limit for contactless spending to rise to £45 at beginning of April
Retailers say changes, designed to cut the need for contact, may take time to be implemented everywhere

Patrick Collinson

24, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Quarter of all UK cash machines now charge fees
Number of ATMs customers must pay to use increased by almost 40% in a year

Shane Hickey

07, Feb, 2020 @12:01 AM

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