wo in five card payments are made using contactless technology as consumers appear to have cast aside any doubts of paying without a Pin.
The number of transactions using contactless rose 31% in 2018 compared with the previous year, banking trade body UK Finance data shows.
Adoption of this technology on public transport and by more retailers has led, in part, to the rise.
The contactless payment limit, before entering a four-digit Pin, is £30.
Debit card use had already been rising dramatically at the expense of cash.
In 2017, debit card use overtook the number of payments made in cash in the UK for the first time.