Thousands of Barclaycard customers left unable to use contactless following a technical glitch - here's what we know
Thousands of Barclaycard customers have been unable to use the contactless option on their cards after a technical glitch cause them to stop working. The issue has been ongoing since March but Barclaycard has told us it hopes to have it fixed within the next few days.
27 July 2022
Amazon Classic and Platinum credit cards will be scrapped from January 2023 – here’s what you need to know
From January 2023, customers will no longer be able to use the Amazon Classic and Platinum Mastercards after its issuer NewDay announced it is terminating its partnership with the retail giant. We explain what options you have below.
10 March 2022
Contactless payment limit to rise to £100 from 15 October
The contactless payment limit, which is the amount you can spend on card without entering a PIN, will rise from £45 to £100 from 15 October, it's been confirmed. It comes after chancellor Rishi Sunak formally announced the plans in the spring Budget.
27 August 2021
Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign
The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled
29 January 2019
Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud
The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted
29 January 2019
'I was charged £700 extra using contactless on the tube' – don't be caught out
A London commuter was shocked to find she'd overpaid by more than £700 for her year's travel after tapping in and out using the same debit card on different devices. If you use Apple Pay or another mobile payment device on the underground or trains in London, make sure you don't get caught out
25 January 2019
Got an unused Oyster card? You could claim a share of £350m
Millions of London commuters and visitors could pocket a share of the almost £350 million floating around on unused Oyster cards
13 November 2018
Contactless payments now 'more popular' than chip and PIN
Contactless payments are now more popular than chip and PIN card payments when people pay in UK stores
16 October 2018
Warning as card users UK-wide charged twice last Wednesday – check NOW
Check your statements now to see if you've been affected
3 September 2018
Church of England to accept donations via contactless
The Church of England will introduce contactless card terminals at 16,000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites today
20 March 2018
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