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Old 03-03-2021, 15:38   #1
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Contactless cards and the future of cash

One Brexit benefit today. The contactless card limit has been raised from EU limits to £100 by the Chancellor.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56263582
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Yeah, so don't lose your wallet, because an opportunist thief could rack up quite a bill. I wonder how good the banks' computer systems are at spotting sudden uncharacteristic spending and stopping the card?
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One Brexit benefit today. The contactless card limit has been raised from EU limits to £100 by the Chancellor.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56263582
The Dutch raised theirs to Ä100 last year.
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The Dutch raised theirs to Ä100 last year.
My bad, I really thought I'd found a genuine Brexit benefit!
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My bad, I really thought I'd found a genuine Brexit benefit!
It was a Covid benefit anyway.
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Never let it be said that I don't try to find Brexit benefits!
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One Brexit benefit today. The contactless card limit has been raised from EU limits to £100 by the Chancellor.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56263582
My main card doesn't have contactless on it and I would have the same from other providers if they offered it.


It's silly some traders now won't take cash (our local Chinese takeaway). My son went down for some chips but they wouldn't server him. He didn't have card with him.
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What has happened to the old you can only buy on a card if you spend more than a fiver brigade.
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My main card doesn't have contactless on it and I would have the same from other providers if they offered it.


It's silly some traders now won't take cash (our local Chinese takeaway). My son went down for some chips but they wouldn't server him. He didn't have card with him.
I'm not sure I understand this ... are you saying you would choose not to have any access to contactless payment, even though you are aware an increasing number of shops will not accept cash? If so, why?

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Contactless card/cash discussion moved into its own thread as it's nowt to do with Brexit.
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I'm not sure I understand this ... are you saying you would choose not to have any access to contactless payment, even though you are aware an increasing number of shops will not accept cash? If so, why?
I never used contactless until the pandemic and was more than happy to go elsewhere if the shop keeper objected to cash, now it's me that doesn't accept change!
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Re: Contactless cards and the future of cash

Puts on Tin foil hat.......

It's all about control, the state and big finance wants to know exactly how much money you have and where, how you spend it and where.

They want to close banks and cash machines and go completely digital, dis-advantaging anyone that doesn't

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What has happened to the old you can only buy on a card if you spend more than a fiver brigade.
They are still out there. Last week I bought a sandwich and drink from a garage near Blackburn. They wanted 90p extra to use a card. First time I've used cash in about a year.
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They are still out there. Last week I bought a sandwich and drink from a garage near Blackburn. They wanted 90p extra to use a card. First time I've used cash in about a year.
90P, I think i would have thrown the sandwich at the cashier
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Re: Contactless cards and the future of cash

The only time I use cash these days is to get the daily paper.

What does annoy me is that now and then the contactless is declined and I have to put in the card and the PIN meaning I have to touch the keys that someone else has just touched.

I know it's added security but still annoying.
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They are still out there. Last week I bought a sandwich and drink from a garage near Blackburn. They wanted 90p extra to use a card. First time I've used cash in about a year.
Thatís illegal. They can set a minimum card purchase amount and refuse transactions below that amount but they arenít allowed to charge for using a card. Call your councilís trading standards department and let them know - they should send someone round to have a word.
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