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Tap and Pay limit increased to $200 to help reduce COVID-19 transmission

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In a bid to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Payments Network has temporarily increased the contactless card payment limit from $100 to $200 to reduce the need for you to enter your PIN on EFTPOS machines.

The increased limit is pragmatic and an important response to a changing environment. Consumers are buying more when shopping for essentials, less often. The new $200 contactless limit will mean fewer people need to enter their PIN on the payment terminal.

The new limit of $200 is expected to be progressively introduced across certain cards and at certain retailers, with major supermarkets expected to be among the first. It is also expected to apply for a three-month period, and will be extended, if needed.

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