The spending limit for contactless payments in store will be increased from next month in a bid to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
From April 1, shoppers will be able to spend up to £45 on their contactless card transactions, compared with £30 at present, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed. The change comes after lobbying by the trade body and following consumer demand for a higher limit.
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted concerns about the use of cash and PIN-entry devices, in case the infection is spread by contact.
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