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Record Breaking Contactless Card Transactions Reported in July

Contactless card payment on the rise

According to a report released by the U.K. Cards Association, a total of £2.1 billion-worth of contactless payments were made in July in the U.K. Contactless card payments were 19% of all the 1.2 billion card purchases make in the U.K. during the same month. As the popularity of these “tap and go” cards continues to rise, are you sure your cards are safe?

But are they safe?

Contactless cards are a convenient and quick way of paying for purchases, but it’s been proven that they are not entirely secure. In one study, researchers were able to ‘steal’ card details using widely available, cheap card readers and then were able to place orders using the card details including one for a £3,000 television set. The hassle of dealing with a fraudulent transaction on your card can be a nightmare!


What if we told you that you could save yourself headache of dealing with this and the worry of wondering if your cards are safe? By simply putting the VoyagerBlue Card Shield in your existing wallet along with your contactless cards, you can rest easy knowing that your card details are safe and secure from theft, accidental payment and card clash. And if you’re in the market for a new wallet, all of our Smart Wallets include built in RFID blocking technology to keep your cards safe. Don’t sacrifice the convenience of contactless cards, just make sure you’re protected!