Should the contactless card spending limit be increased?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

There are now more contactless debit and credit cards in the UK than people – over 86 million of them. The average transaction is just £8.40, the limit is £30 – done to cap spending if someone takes your card.

What would you like the limit per transaction to be?



Results

I'm aged under 25 (946 votes)
I don’t ever use them69 votes (7%)
Nothing, it shouldn’t be allowed79 votes (8%)
£1549 votes (5%)
£30 as now297 votes (31%)
£50138 votes (15%)
£10054 votes (6%)
£2002 votes (0%)
£5005 votes (1%)
Unlimited12 votes (1%)
You should be able to set a personalised limit241 votes (25%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (4320 votes)
I don’t ever use them225 votes (5%)
Nothing, it shouldn’t be allowed332 votes (8%)
£15235 votes (5%)
£30 as now1372 votes (32%)
£50833 votes (19%)
£100283 votes (7%)
£20024 votes (1%)
£50013 votes (0%)
Unlimited74 votes (2%)
You should be able to set a personalised limit929 votes (22%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (7473 votes)
I don’t ever use them999 votes (13%)
Nothing, it shouldn’t be allowed1023 votes (14%)
£15433 votes (6%)
£30 as now2146 votes (29%)
£501203 votes (16%)
£100353 votes (5%)
£20040 votes (1%)
£5007 votes (0%)
Unlimited72 votes (1%)
You should be able to set a personalised limit1197 votes (16%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (6705 votes)
I don’t ever use them1683 votes (25%)
Nothing, it shouldn’t be allowed1122 votes (17%)
£15337 votes (5%)
£30 as now1568 votes (23%)
£50738 votes (11%)
£100253 votes (4%)
£20022 votes (0%)
£5005 votes (0%)
Unlimited28 votes (0%)
You should be able to set a personalised limit949 votes (14%)
I'm aged 65+ (3474 votes)
I don’t ever use them1141 votes (33%)
Nothing, it shouldn’t be allowed663 votes (19%)
£1581 votes (2%)
£30 as now679 votes (20%)
£50360 votes (10%)
£100108 votes (3%)
£2008 votes (0%)
£5004 votes (0%)
Unlimited9 votes (0%)
You should be able to set a personalised limit421 votes (12%)

                   22,918 votes received.

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