MB131174 wrote:I know when taking the tube in London you can just flash your wallet against the card reader at the gates if you have an Oyster Card. I've often wondered what would happen if you, as you mentioned, have two cards that have the tap chip feature. My Visa debit card has PayWave, but my Visa credit card has the chip & siggy, no PayWave, so I know for sure my debit card would be read if that was the case for me.
You can now pay for London travel with contactless. This has caused problems with Oyster holders who tap their wallets as they often end up with a credit or debit card being charged.
The limit in the UK is Â£20.
All UK American Express feature the contactless feature (Apart from Nectar Credit Card). I use it daily, although not everywhere that takes contactless works with American Express contactless (Even though they accept American Express). Boots (A drug store) is a good example of this.
One reason the limit is probably lower in the UK is that our contactless is offline, so the card doesn't contact the bank at all. This does have some advantages though as it means the transaction goes through instantly.