Ten years after the 2007 launch of contactless, cash was toppled from its position as the UK's number one payment method. Contactless technology has reached into almost all aspects of London life. We can tap to travel, tap to pour a pint, even tap to tithe in church.
contactless spending is on the up
In 2017, the amount Britons spent using contactless transactions rose by 157%
Contactless payments now account for one third of all card purchases.
UK charities lost out on £500 million worth of cash donations in 2016 alone.