Contactless cards: average value per transaction in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2020

The average spend on contactless cards in the United Kingdom (UK) has seen a sharp increase since the global Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the total value and volume of card payments took a hit during the first six months of 2020, the average value of transactions involving contactless cards has risen from under ten British pounds to a height of over twenty GBP in April 2020. Although contactless payments are gaining popularity, they are still used for smaller sums compared to credit cards.

Average value per transactions using contactless cards (NFC technology) in the United Kingdom (UK) from October 2018 to June 2020

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United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 2018 to June 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures rounded.
Includes activity in the United Kingdom on both UK and overseas issued cards.

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