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Nov 26, 2017
To those in the UK, does Asda accept Apple Pay for orders over £30 ? Or is it restricted to £30


Nov 25, 2005
You'd have to ask Asda. But it's not Asda that accepts or doesn't accept more than £30, it's each individual card reader. "Stupid" card readers only see a conctactless card and have the £30 limit. "Clever" card readers see it is Apple Pay and accept higher limits. It could easily be that some stores have upgraded their card readers and others haven't.
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macrumors 68000
Sep 12, 2008
Northumberland, UK
£30 limit applies in all Asda stores I’ve used.

Ours even have updated software on the self checkouts (hardware is the same) that specifically mentions contactless and the £30 limit :(


macrumors member
Nov 16, 2015
Toronto/San Francisco
To those in the UK, does Asda accept Apple Pay for orders over £30 ? Or is it restricted to £30

Asda is owned by Wal-Mart. To date, Wal-Mart has never liked contactless payments as it hinders their data collection and mining efforts. They have not enabled it in US or Canadian Wal-Mart stores (even though Canada has a contactless use and acceptance rate nearing that of the UK).

The only reason you see it being enabled at all is to satisfy mandates from the card networks that all card readers in Europe need to support contactless. Unfortunately, this mandate does not include requirements to support Device Verification for transactions exceeding the No Verification amount (£30 in the UK).
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