25% of UK card payments now contactless

A quarter of all UK card transactions in November 2016 were made using contactless debit and credit cards, The UK Cards Association reveals. A record £2.9bn (US$3.5bn), from 325m purchases, was spent using the technology during the month — an increase of 184% from November 2015 when contactless spending passed £1bn in a month for the first time.

  • Willam Hugh Murray, CISSP

    Most of the contactless payments in the US are also cardless and (credit card account) numberless.

    It would be nice if the brands and issuers would issue contactless cards in the US but hardly necessary.