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
Card and contactless payments overtake cash for first time
Card payments have overtaken cash for the first time ever, according to the latest retail figures
12 July 2017
Amex mulls payments shake-up to tackle contactless card security flaw
The card scheme says it's
7 April 2017
Guest Comment: How the regulator is tackling contactless card fraud
Andrew Bailey, Financial Conduct Authority chief executive, says it's working to stamp out contactless card fraud
30 March 2017
Regulator to tackle contactless card security flaw after MSE investigation
Bank customers who have cancelled a contactless card may no longer have to check statements for signs of fraud
29 March 2017
MP demands action over contactless card security flaw
Senior Labour MP Rachel Reeves cited MSE's case study in Parliament while quizzing financial regulators
9 February 2017
Contactless card fraud cases continue to surface following MSE investigation
One woman had three cancelled contactless cards used by fraudsters while others have also reported being targeted
20 December 2016
Regulator reviewing contactless card security after MSE investigation
Lloyds Banking Group has responded to a request for information from the Financial Conduct Authority
9 November 2016
Lloyds and Halifax contactless fraud procedures 'under review' after MSE reveals security flaw
Banks to examine their policies after we revealed lost and stolen cards can be used by crooks months after cancellation
26 September 2016
'Hopper fare' makes millions of London bus journeys free
London commuters and visitors can hop on two buses for the price of one for journeys within an hour from today
12 September 2016
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