SuperValu, Centra and Musgrave MarketPlace up contactless limit to €50

Musgrave Group CEO Noel Keeley says that to meet increased demand, the group needs to increase team numbers and "ensure we have enough people to allow our current staff get time to rest"

New limit has been enabled in partnership with Barclaycard Payments

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25 March 2020 | 0

Musgrave has announced that SuperValu, Centra and Musgrave MarketPlace will be among the first stores in Ireland to enable their card terminals to accept a new contactless limit of €50.

The new threshold, which increased from €30, has been enabled through its partnership with Barclaycard Payments.

From 23 March, customers will be able to use contactless to pay for goods and services up to the value of €50. This system will be in effect until further notice.

The change has been rolled out in a bid to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 by allowing customers to make more payments without touching the card terminal or handling cash.

“We welcome the commitment from the banks that they will be raising the contactless threshold from €30 to €50,” said Musgrave CEO Noel Keeley. “When this is enacted we would ask customers to tap and pay wherever possible or to use their smartphone for higher value purchases.

“Musgrave has worked tirelessly to ensure that we adopt all preventative measures available to ensure that our retail brands such as SuperValu, Centra and Musgrave MarketPlace can give our customers and our staff peace of mind. It’s important that people go about their shopping differently in order to make sure that everyone stays healthy.”

Paul Adams, head of payment acceptance, Barclaycard added: “By supporting the ability for Musgrave customers to spend up to €50 via contactless, we are playing a part in helping Irish consumers stay safe in these difficult times.”

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