The £30 limit on contactless card payments is set to rise to £45 in a bid to stop people dawdling in checkout queues and spreading coronavirus. The contactless card payment limit in shops will increase by £15 as part of measures to combat coronavirus.
Mark Barnett, Divisional President of Mastercard in the UK, said:
“As we all collectively navigate the current unsettling and uncertain times, providing consumers and businesses with a choice in how they wish to pay and get paid, remains a constant for us. On this basis we fully support the increased contactless limit here in the UK and across Europe, cardholders and shopkeepers will soon be able to make and receive more of their purchases both quickly and securely, and without the need to enter a PIN.”