Contactless payment is becoming increasingly popular with shoppers, with the method being used over a million times a month, according to Barclaycard.

The credit card giant said increasing the maximum transaction from £15 to £20 in June had been a key reason for the boost, with the number of people opting for contactless over cash up from 44% to 61% since.

Asda, Waitrose, Spar and The Co-operative Group recently rolled out contactless payment.