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UK contactless spending increases 166% in 2016

Friday 23 December 2016 | 14:18 CET | News
Contactless payments have rocketed in the last 12 months in the UK, with year-on-year spending up 166 percent, according to data released by Barclaycard. The news comes as industry body, the UK Cards Association (UKCA), shows that the number of contactless credit and debits cards in the UK now tops 100 million. Demonstrating the increasing popularity of contactless, which jumped 164 percent in 2015, separate research from Barclaycard also reveals that one in two (50 percent) of Brits now pay contactlessly at least once a month with a fifth (21 percent) planning to increase their usage even

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