Contactless capital from Great Britain revealed: London is not at the top of the list

Contactless capitals of Great Britain revealed: a larger proportion of payments are made by vague in Bristol and even in Hull than in London

  • Paymentsense data that processed 300 million transactions in 2018
  • In six cities in the UK, more than 70% of card payments were contactless
  • Bristol is the top for contactless use with credit cards and the top of London for debit cards

We all know that the use of contactless payments is increasing day in day out in the UK – but you may be surprised that London is not the contactless capital.

It is in huge amounts of transactions, with 93 million in 2018 – but it is Bristol where the highest percentage of card payments is contracted, with 73 percent of the 11.5 million card transactions in the West Country city being used without contact.

That is according to payment services provider Paymentsense, which processed data from 300 million card transactions last year.

Contactless in the UK is an everyday way of paying, but where is it most popular?

Contactless in the UK is an everyday way of paying, but where is it most popular?

London is not even in second place, despite the fact that contactless cards are accepted on public transport and the capital's reputation for being central to the latest financial trends.

Instead, the silver medal goes to Hull, not traditionally associated with financial innovation.

About 72.84 percent of the card payments on Humberside were contactless, compared to 72.48 percent in London.

It is not surprising that the number of payments processed in London to come up with these percentages reduced the number made in Hull.

Tap the map: the parts of the country where contactless forms the highest percentage of card payments. Five of the top 10 are northern cities, while two commuter cities are in London

Tap the map: the parts of the country where contactless forms the highest percentage of card payments. Five of the top 10 are northern cities, while two commuter cities are in London

Tap the map: the parts of the country where contactless forms the highest percentage of card payments. Five of the top 10 are northern cities, while two commuter cities are in London

Paymentsense said it processed more than 93.2 million card payments in the capital last year, compared to just over 7 million in the Cultural City of 2017.

THE CONTACTLESS ACQUISITION

In 2016, someone in Britain who took hold of his wallet was likely to take money out of plastic, but that changed in 2017 – it was the first year that card payments caught cash.

Undoubtedly, a major driving force behind that was contactless.

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of the British now use the payment method and last year 5.6 billion payments were made – an increase of 97 percent compared to 2017.

As you might expect, the top 10 consists mainly of cities with Birmingham, Durham, Leeds, Sunderland and York, but Manchester is perhaps a remarkable omission.

Durham comes with a surprising fourth, with 71.64 percent of the 1.75 million card transactions of the cathedral city being conducted without contact, although that could be explained by the considerable student population of the city.

The top 10 was completed in Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead and the town of Slough in Berkshire, which arrived at five and six respectively. Of the 3.3 million transactions processed by Paymentsense in Hemel Hempstead in 2018, 70.48% were paid by customers who tap their plastic. Meanwhile, 70.17 percent of the 1.92 million card payments in Slough were contactless.

When it comes to the actual cards that are used, London was at the top of the list for contactless debit card payments, while Bristol was in first place when it came to contactless transactions on credit cards.

The parts of the United Kingdom where contactless cards are the most popular
Village or cityPercentage of card payments made by contactlessTransactions processed by Paymentsense
Bristol73.14%11,568,909
Trunk72.84%7,029,492
London72.48%93,282,081
Durham71.64%1,752,695
Hempstead heaven70.48%3,306,547
swamp70.17%2,920,397
York69.99%5,556,313
Birmingham68.52%15,541,369
Sunderland68.36%661,314
Leeds68.32%8,960,660
Source: Paymentsense

For example, & # 39; n 77.16 percent of debit card payments in London last year were made contactless, while those in Bristol tap their credit cards 54.79 percent of the time.

Bristol became second for debit contactless, while London came fifth for the percentage of credit card payments made with contactless.

The other three places in the top five of contactless credit card payments were Birmingham, 54.5 percent, Hull, 54.11 percent, and the town of Telford in Shropshire, where those who used a credit card used 52.74 of them. percent of the time.

The parts of the UK where contactless credit cards were the most popular
CityPercentage of credit card payments made with contactless payments
Bristol54.79%
Birmingham54.50%
Trunk54.11%
Telford52.74%
London51.86%
Source: Paymentsense

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