The news comes as industry body, The UK Cards Association, announces that contactless spending reached a record high in the first six months ofwith consumers splashing out £9. Usage is climbing so quickly in this age group that the number of silver spenders using the technology is now greater than those aged As a result, the average amount Barclaycard customers spend in each transaction has also jumped, rising 29 per cent from £6.
The retail category seeing the biggest increase in the use of contactless technology is discount stores, with a per cent rise, followed by hardware stores per cent and service stations per cent.
The national picture Overall, London remains ahead of the rest of the country with almost four in 10 39 per cent of all bitcoin în blackpool transactions of £30 and under now paid for with contactless.
Usage in the capital is largely due to more merchants accepting the technology, together with the popularity of contactless across the Transport for London Network, and with the night tube having launched last week and set for expansion in the Autumn, this figure could soon shoot up yet again.
However, the rest of the country is quickly catching up, with huge increases in spending across the UK. Also seeing big leaps in spending are Blackpool per centEdinburgh per centCardiff per cent and Hull per centwhile London where spending is highest overall, comes in 16th spot with spending rising by per cent.