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Share of cards issued that are contactless in the United Kingdom 2007-2019

Since contactless cards were first introduced in 2007, their popularity has been growing. At first, only credit cards could be contactless but in 2009 contactless debit cards also became available. As of October 2019, 83 percent of the credit and debit cards in the UK had contactless payment function. In comparison, as of 2012, five years after the rollout, only 20 percent of the cards were contactless.

Share of cards issued that are contactless in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2019

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Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Both credit and debit cards.
* Statista estimate, correct as of October 2018
** Statista estimate, correct as of October 2019

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