A new limit for contactless card payments has increased to £30 making it easier for UK customers to pay for items.
The number of people using contactless cards in the UK has risen because not having to enter a pin number or provide a signature makes payment easy.
The initial limit was £20 however the technology giant Apple has also allowed its customers to use Apple Pay on their devices, which is another factor of the increased limit.
Despite certain hesitation from the consumer group Which?, who warned that data could be easily stolen by determined fraudsters, transactions for the first half of this year was £2.5 billion. This figure is higher than the previous year, which was £2.32 billion spend in total.
Both contactless payments and Apple Pay have proven to be secure, with Apple Pay using touch ID on the iPhone 6 and a passcode on the Apple Watch.
Weekly supermarket shops are now easier for customers as the average £25 shop will be covered, the UK Cards Association said.