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Wisbech reader says minimum shop spend on bank cards should be banned

A report from bank industry body UK Finance shows cash usage during the lockdown now represents less than one in four payments made, a 15% drop year-on year.

When it comes to newsagents and corner shops, I find it disturbing that they have a minimum spend when it comes to card payments.

I went in to one newsagent to buy a copy of the Daily Mirror and was told the minimum spend using a card would be £3.50. When I complained, I was quickly shown the door.

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