As part of Transport for London’s marking of the six month anniversary of the launch of contactless payments on the capital’s transport network, Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said:

`With around one in seven of all contactless transactions in the UK now taking place on London transport, it’s clear that last year’s launch has given a big boost to the expansion of the technology. In fact, total contactless spending reached a record £2.32 billion in 2014 – more than double that of all the previous six years combined.’

The full press release from Transport for London is