Barclays has upped the maximum limit for its
contactless card transactions in the UK from £10 ($14.96) to £15 to
make paying for smaller transactions easier for its

There are now more than 2 million
contactless-enabled Barclays Visa debit cards and 4 million credit
cards, since Barclaycard introduced the technology in

“The new higher limit gives customers the flexibility of paying
for even more transactions quickly, securely and conveniently via a
contactless card payment and will lead to more retailers
implementing the technology,” said Brian Cunnington, head of debit
cards for Barclays. 

Contactless allows customers to pay for
transactions of £15 or less by holding their card over a special
reader, without the need to enter a PIN or insert the card into a