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Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

National News // Nov. 19, 2020

The limit for contactless payments will stay at CHF 80.

Pixabay Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

Before the pandemic it was only possible to spend up to CHF 40 by contactless card. Banks raised the limit in April to persuade people to use cards instead of handing over cash and avoid using the keypad.

In a joint statement, the operators say the 80 franc limit will stay for good.

Card firm Visa says contactless payments are increasing – especially since the start of the crisis.

American Express says use is up 20% since the end of the first lockdown – and its continuing to improve.

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