Speaking to Pocket-Lint, Jeremy Nicholds, Executive Director of Mobile at Visa, confirmed that the decision to remove the limit will be subject to individual retailers:
MasterCard has similarly announced that it'll let retailers raise the limit of transactions:
For retailers to remove the current limit, they have to upgrade their contact terminals to the latest version of software:
Those outlets that do not have a threshold on contactless payments will advertise as such. Apple Pay will be available at over 250,000 locations — including major banks — once it makes its debut in the country in July, although retailers like Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury have mentioned that they don't have plans to formally support the payment service at launch. However, any location that currently offers contactless payment terminals will be compatible with the NFC-based technology used by Apple Pay.
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