Prevalence of contactless payments for purchases under 30 GBP UK 2015-2019

Since the introduction of contactless payments more than ten years ago, consumers have embraced contactless cards and eWallets and other forms of digital payments and adopted them in their everyday consumer behavior. In a survey conducted of nearly two thousand active bank account owners who also use mobile phones regularly in the United Kingdom, 64 percent used a contactless card for daily purchases of under 30 British pounds.

Share of people who used contactless card payments for purchases under 30 GBP in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 25 to August 5, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

16-75 years

Special properties

owners of a current bank account and regular users of a mobile phone.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Base: n (2017) = 1,899; n (2015) = 4,227

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How do you currently pay for small daily purchases (under £30)? Credit/debit card contactless."

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