Individuals should be in control of their contactless payments
Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph
Mark Littlewood writes for The Telegraph
Emma Revell writes for The Telegraph
In the Spring Budget, Rishi Sunak announcement that the limit for contactless payments will rise from £45 to £100. Emma Revell argued that although advocates may be right that contactless payment is safer than cash, contactless cards can be spent once stolen and “people should still be offered the opportunity to opt out of the risk should they wish to do so”.
Ultimately, the consumer should be able to decide whether they want to take the risk of a higher contactless payment allowance, “Banks should be encouraged to offer lower limits or no contactless cards if account holders prefer it so that everyone is able to protect their money”.
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