Canadian financial services group Desjardins has increased the contactless transaction limit from C$100 (US$69.72) to C$250 ($174.31) “on Desjardins terminals for Desjardins credit cardholders.”
“Desjardins credit cardholders can take advantage of the temporary increase in pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores,” the company says. “The change will affect a total of 6,000 merchants.”
“Depending on how the situation evolves, Desjardins may announce other measures, including a limit increase for Desjardins debit cardholders.”
“Desjardins is aware that its members and clients are concerned, and we’re actively helping to limit the spread and overall impact of Covid-19,” says CEO Guy Cormier.