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Contactless payments jump 10% as non-essential stores reopen

June 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Contactless payments increased by 10 per cent last week as retailers across the country reopened their doors to the public.

As the government allowed non-essential retailers to re-open for the first time in 82 days last week, data from Barclaycard reveals that the number of shops trading jumped 60 per cent compared to the same period a month earlier.

This led to an eight per cent increase in overall card transactions, including a 10 per cent jump in contactless payments.

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