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Number of contactless cards (NFC) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2018, by type

Total number of contactless cards in the United Kingdom (UK) from June 2016 to December 2018, by type (in millions)

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Apr 5, 2019
Number of contactless cards (NFC) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2018, by type This statistic shows the number of contactless cards allowing for contactless payments in the United Kingdom from June 2016 to December 2018, by type of card. It can be seen that 82.4 million contactless cards were debit cards as of December 2018, making this the most common type of contactless payment card on the British market. With the rise in the number of contactless cards distributed the payment industry has seen a similar rise in the number of bank owned payment terminals and transactions made using contactless debit and credit/charge cards.
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Total number of contactless cards in the United Kingdom (UK) from June 2016 to December 2018, by type (in millions)

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