Crime warning as contactless limit rises to £100

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“While the move brings more convenience for some it also carries two big warnings." Spending limits on contactless cards are to rise to £100 from £45 on 15 October as the use of cash for transactions continues to decline. The limit was raised from £30 at the start of the pandemic but with two-thirds of debit card transactions now made with contactless cards and increasing numbers of outlets refusing to take cash, the government said the time was right to raise it again. Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: "Increasing the contactless limit will make it easier than ever to pay safely and securely. “As people get back to the High Street, millions of payments will be made simpler, providing a welcome boost for retailers and shoppers." Banks said it would also allow cars to be refuelled and weekly shops to be paid for by tapping on the card reader, though updating terminals for the new limit meant the change would not be immediate. The worry is that cri
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