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A recent report by and the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) reveals contactless spending is forecast to become Britain’s most popular medium for payment by the end of 2022 – accounting for 47% of all UK retail purchases.

Additional findings from the report include:

  • Contactless payments are up by nearly a third (30%) since the start of the pandemic, when chip & pin payments were still the most popular way to pay
  • Between 2021 and 2022, cash payments will account for just over one tenth (11%) of all purchases
  • Forecasts show almost three quarters (72%) of payments will be made by card within the next year

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