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Contactless card use

There was a 31% increase in use of contactless cards in 2018 over the previous year, it was reported in February 2020. This method may be used for retail payments of up to £30.

In 2018, about two in five card payments were cashless.

Provisional figures for 2019, show that 6.3 billion payments were made using cashless cards, a further 29% increase. These payments were worth £58 billion.

Cards overtook cash as the main method of retail payment in 2017. The average transaction amount is £35. [20.02]