Have to scan my Passion card (not linked to VISA or MC) before I make an apple pay transaction every time.
Is there a way to scan the Passion Card into the phone so that I don't have to take out the card everytime?
PSA: Many UK retailers now allowing unlimited-value Apple Pay transactions
Apple Pay is arguably more useful in the UK than in Apple’s home market of the U.S. as contactless terminals have been in widespread use for many years – at least, in the bigger cities. But the standard £30 ($44) limit on contactless transactions has so far mostly been applied to Apple Pay too.
We knew a year ago that this was going to change over time, and it seems that rollout of the upgraded payment terminals has now reached many major retailers …
I referenced the limit in my latest Apple Watch Diary piece yesterday, and several commenters noted that they’d been able to make higher-value transactions. This is the case where a retailer has a card-reader that uses something called the Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method. This technology distinguishes Apple Pay from standard contactless cards, and dispenses with the £30 limit.
Speaking to HSBC today, the bank wasn’t able to say how many retailers have installed the new systems, but tells me that “many major retailers” now use it.
The bad news is that there’s no list of supporting retailers, so the only way you can find out is by trying it. I was advised that you should inform the store that you want to pay with Apple Pay, and the clerk should know whether or not higher-value transactions are supported.
If you successfully use Apple Pay for purchases of over £30, please let us know the name of the retailer in the comments so that we can establish our own list.
there is no surcharge from uber and grab. but there will be a currency conversion fee from the bank so you might want to check the bank fee if you use credit card for uber and grab because the fare are charged overseas using sgd.
therefore the overcome this issue, i used paypal as the middleman for paying all my uber fare.
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