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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

Visa, Mastercard and American Express act to tackle contactless card security flaw

Card schemes are taking action to deal with a security flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER cancellation

23 February 2018

Mastercard to verify payments by selfies or fingerprint scans from next year

All Mastercard users will be able to verify themselves with biometrics such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition

24 January 2018

Contactless card security flaw still not fully fixed 18 months on

A flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER they've been cancelled has still not been fully fixed

24 January 2018

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