A new card system may be rolling out across the UK but it is not set to be introduced in the UK until 2021, at the earliest.
A survey of the public’s views on credit card technology found that nearly a third (32%) said they would be unable to use cards in the near future.
This was a rise on the 22% who said they could not use credit in the same timeframe last year.
The survey also found that just under half (48%) of respondents said that they had used credit cards in at least one of the last six months, compared with 41% who had done so in the previous 12 months.
It is not the first time that people have said they will be unable use credit at the start of 2021.
In June this year, it emerged that the new card readers will be deployed in the next year, with the BBC News website reporting that they will enable the UK to “pay your bills online” by the end of 2021, ahead of the UK’s general election.