To limit the spread of the COVID-19, the Desjardins group is revising upwards the limit for purchases with contactless credit card.
Starting today, consumers will be able to use the technology PayPass to make purchases for which the limit will not be more than$ 100, but$ 250.
This will be possible in the pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores with Desjardins payment terminals. Six thousand traders will benefit from this measure.
“The increase of the limit of contactless payment is an additional measure to contribute to the well-being of people and communities,” said Guy Cormier, president and chief executive officer.
In the last few days, several businesses have taken the decision to no longer accept cash, such as the Société des alcools du Québec, the Société québécoise cannabis and les Rôtisseries St-Hubert.
The government Legault also encourages contactless payments in order to protect workers and consumers.
Recently, the canadian Council of retail trade (RCC) Quebec has indicated that they have had discussions with Interac and financial institutions in order that this limit be increased.
This measure of Desjardins does not apply to the time that the credit card holders. The co-op has not ruled out the possibility of extending also the increase in the limit to the holders of the debit card.