The data includes payments made via mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay or Google Pay. Photograph: iStock

Consumers used their plastic less for contactless payments in the second quarter but the amount they spent increased. The impact of Covid-19, during (...)

Despite the pandemic, people used contactless payments less often in May than they did  before the virus struck

You can never accuse the banks of missing the chance to take advantage of a crisis. If the customer gets their sums wrong, they pay (with interest);(...)