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contactless ‘tap-and-go’ card limits FAQs

In 2020, the payments industry temporarily increased the Personal Identification Number (PIN) limit for contactless card payments from $100 to $200 to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by reducing physical contact with the payment terminal.

Mastercard has reviewed these temporary increase arrangements and has decided to reduce the contactless card PIN limit from $200 to $100 for all Mastercard card transactions, effective 1 April 2023.

Other card schemes won’t be affected by this change at this stage.