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Consumers embrace £30 limit as higher value spend drives new contactless behaviour across the UK

• Contactless transactions over £20 grew at more than double the rate of those under £20 following the introduction of new £30 spend limit • Bars and pubs a prime driver of growth for contactless above £20, seeing 30% average weekly growth • Contactless payments now make up 10% of all face-to-face payments between £20 – £30

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Smart devices on track to replace cash and cards

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New campaign will begin running Monday, 2 February, and will demonstrate how Visa contactless is safe, swift and easy for everyone in the UK everyday