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Contactless Statistics

The key figures for the month of June are:

  • 48.3m contactless cards have been issued that can be used to make a contactless payment. These cards are split between debit (28.8m) and credit / charge cards (19.5m). This is an increase of 4.3% on the previous month and 39.9% over the year.
  • £158.5m was spent in the UK in June using a contactless card. This is an increase of 7.8% on the previous month and 238.3% over the year. The value is split between debit (£138.3m) and credit / charge cards (£20.2m).
  • 23.8m contactless transactions were made this month. This is an increase of 7.1% on the previous month and 225.8% over the year. The volume is split between debit (£20.7m) and credit / charge cards (£3.2m).
  • 190,642 bank-owned terminals are available in the UK where contactless cardholders can make a contactless transaction. This is an increase of 1.3% on the previous month and 18.6% over the year.
  • On average, each contactless transaction is for £6.65. This is split £6.69 on a debit card and £6.41 on a credit / charge card.
  • On average, each bank-owned terminal has processed 125 transactions and taken £831.
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