When you pay for something contactless, it means you pay without using your chip and pin code to validate it. To keep you safe, a contactless payment limit is the amount that you can spend this way in a single transaction. The limit will depend on the country you’re in:
- If you’re paying in the UK, as of now, the limit is 45 GBP
- If you’re paying anywhere else in Europe, these limits will typically be between €40 to €50.