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
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
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Urgent. Shift debt to 27mths 0%
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
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Martin's scam ads broadside
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Sainsbury's new Nectar offer 'discriminates against the elderly and the vulnerable', says 75-year-old shopper22 October 2021A Nectar card holder MSE reader was left disappointed to see that Sainsbury's latest feature to get discounts using the SmartShop app was not available to those who can only shop online or through Click & Collect. He felt this discriminated against those customers, particularly ones who cannot shop in store for health reasons.
Fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales can save £20 using day two lateral flows tests that will shortly replace PCR tests22 October 2021The Government has today released its approved list of private testing providers that will offer day two lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales. Travellers will be able to save £20 using lateral flow tests compared to pricier PCRs.
22 October 2021MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has reaffirmed his message to consumers to sit tight and avoid switching to a new fixed-price energy deal as more gas and electricity providers go bust. On his weekly The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV he warned people to "do nothing".
22 October 2021The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
22 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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