Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Contactless Bank Card and Oyster Card in the Same Wallet

If you’re like me and you’ve recently had a new/replacement bank card, you will have probably noticed a slight change in the appearance of your new card.

Oyster Card and Contactless Bank Card with RFID symbol. Source: londonist.com
Oyster Card and Contactless Bank Card with RFID symbol. Source: londonist.com

The new wireless-looking symbol represents contactless payment capabilities based on radio frequency technology. This means that, in theory, you can make low transaction payments (up to £20 as of this article I believe) simply by tapping on an EPOS terminal without entering your PIN, probably saving you about half a minute every time you make such a payment.

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