It’s 11 years since contactless cards were first launched back in 2007. At the time, they were a niche product only available from one card issuer in a handful of London postcodes.
Today contactless has dramatically changed the way we spend money with the majority of debit cards carrying the wifi-esque logo for easy shopping.
Just look at the stats. Usage of contactless has essentially doubled from 2016 to 2017, with £23.23 billion being spent contactlessly in the first half of 2017 (up from £25 billion for the whole of 2016), according to the UK Finance Authority which represents the banking and finance industry.
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