How do I set a lower contactless limit for debit card payments in my Barclays app?

Your contactless limit is automatically set at £100. If you’d prefer a lower limit, you can use your app to set a limit between £5 and £100, or turn contactless payments off altogether. It’s quickest to change your settings in the app, but if you don’t have it, you can contact us to change them.

To change your contactless limit in your app:

  • On your home screen, select ‘Your cards’
  • Select the debit card you want to change your contactless limit for
  • Tap ‘Contactless limit’
  • Choose a limit between £5 and £100 (it needs to be a multiple of £5)
  • Select ‘Save’.

To turn contactless payments off completely:

  • On your home screen, select ‘Your cards’
  • Select the debit card you want to change your contactless limit for
  • Tap ‘Contactless limit’
  • Turn the ‘Contactless payments’ switch off
  • Select ‘Save’.

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Your contactless limit doesn’t affect:

  • Chip and PIN payments
  • Payments made by Apple Pay or Google Pay.

If you turn contactless payments off, you won’t be able to use your debit card to make contactless payments.