In 2014 every second Retailers processed over 10 contactless payments, with UK consumers using their contactless cards 319 million times.

From September 1st, the UK Cards Association has now agreed to raise the maximum limit from the current £20 limit to £30 bringing it in line with retailers’ average shop and ultimately giving consumers more reasons to relegate their PINs.

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Apple Pay is due to land in the UK later this year, letting iPhone users purchase items with no maximum limit in sight.