U.K. Finance on Tuesday confirmed it is increasing the contactless card payment limit to £45. The move is designed to make shopping simpler during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be permanent.
Consumers in the U.K. can currently spend up to £30 on their debit cards before having to enter their PIN number. The new limit comes into effect on April 1 and will be useful where Apple Pay isn’t available.
If you buy the dinner, Apple will throw in the movie. At least, that’s what the latest Apple Pay promotion is offering. It’s giving any Apple Pay customers in the US a free movie rental in the TV app if they spend $10 or more with delivery service Postmates.
Postmates offers meal delivery, alongside everyday groceries. As its website states, “Whether you need a gallon of milk or a handle of vodka, we get it.” Now thanks to the Apple Pay deal you can enjoy any of the above with the $5.99 movie rental of your choice.
Apple is reportedly negotiating with financial institutions to bring Apple Pay to Israel.
A Hebrew-language report says that Apple has been meeting with banks and credit card companies to introduce its contactless payments system. However, Apple’s fee demands could potentially be a source of disagreement between Apple and the financial institutions in question.