The contactless payment limit was recently raised in the United Kingdom to a total of £45, in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The increased contactless payment limit will take effort on April 1st, and it will mean more consumers will not have to touch a machine making a purchase. Consumers and cashiers will also not have to handle cash, which the WHO warns people to wash their hands after touching.
UK Finance stated that the decision was being considered by industry officials since then, the process has been expedited. The contactless payment limit was previously increased in 2015 when it was brought up to £30. Overall increasing the limit again can help protect consumers and retail employees.
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