Monday, 23 March 2020

Payment Card Transactions in the UK will be increased from £30 to £45 due to Coronavirus

The contactless limit for in-store card transactions in the UK will be increased from £30 to £45 from 1st April. A good move for preventing COVID-19 spread at supermarkets and petrol stations via payment pinpads, which are impossible to keep sanitised.

Better still, everyone right now can benefit from secure MFA contactless payments with higher limits by setting up Apple Pay, Google Pay or, Samsung Pay on your smartphone.

BRC Head of Payments Policy, Andrew Cregan, said: “The last contactless limit increase to £30 took two years to implement but, given the extraordinary circumstances we face today, this new £45 limit will be rolled-out from next week. Some shops will take longer to make the necessary changes, given the strain they’re under. In the meantime, most customers can continue to make contactless payments for higher amounts using their smart phone.”

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