ASDA is going cashless across 82 more of its superstore petrol stations – we reveal what the change means for you.

The retailer is axing manned kiosks at dozens of drive-thru forecourts meaning drivers will now have to “pay at pump”.

Asda is going cashless at dozens more of its petrol stations

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Asda is going cashless at dozens more of its petrol stationsCredit: Alamy

Staff working at the kiosks are being transferred to work in-store, Asda said.

The chain was already cashless at over 150 of its 300 Asda superstore petrol stations before December 2023.

But since then it has started axing manned kiosks at more forecourts, with 14 having already made the change.

A further 68 will have gone cashless by later this year. Here’s everything you need to know.

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When are Asda petrol stations going cashless?

Fourteen of the 82 fuel forecourts that are going cashless have already made the transition, with staff moved to nearby Asda stores.

This includes at sites in Wiltshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Asda said the remaining 68 petrol stations will have gone cashless by this summer.

However, the retailer did not say exactly when in the summer.

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Why are Asda petrol stations going cashless?

A number of retailers are going cashless as it makes it easier for them to process payments.

It can also reduce costs as there’s no need to handle, store and transport physical cash.

Asda said it was going cashless at the 82 petrol station sites because the vast majority of its customers already pay for their fuel with a bank card.

A spokesperson told The Sun: “As more than 90% of all payments on our superstore forecourts are made via card or a contactless device, the colleagues who worked on these sites are moving into the store so they can better serve our customers.”

How will this affect you?

The announcement from Asda means more than 230 of Asda’s roughly 300 petrol stations attached to superstores will be cashless by the end of August this year.

Instead, customers at these sites will have to pay for their fuel “at the pump”.

This is when you swipe your credit and debit card at the pump before filling up, with no need to go to a till.

Under rules imposed by Visa and Mastercard, and implemented by Asda in 2021, up to £99 is held in your account between you swiping your card and then tapping again to pay.

Once you do pay, the remainder of the unused funds is released back into your bank account and you are only charged for the value of the fuel you have taken.

For example, if you spend £40 on petrol, you would be reimbursed £59.

The rules were brought in to ensure customers don’t go overdrawn when buying fuel.

However, there have been reports where drivers have not seen the reimbursed cash land in their accounts straight away and some have had to wait hours to get the money back.

If this happens to you, you should first refresh your banking app to make sure the payment has been processed properly.

If this doesn’t work, you should contact your bank who will tell you what to do next.

The rules state that customers are charged up to £99 when paying at the pump.

But, if you have less than this in your account, you will be charged up to however much you have in there.

Full list of sites going cashless 

Asda is going cashless at forecourts across the UK, including in England, Wales and Scotland.

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This is the full list of sites making the change:

  • Queslet, B43 7HA
  • Oldbury, B69 4PU
  • Minworth, B76 1XL
  • Shirley, B90 3GG
  • Colne, BB8 8LU
  • Bradford, BD4 7SR
  • Bolton, BL1 8QG
  • Horwich, BL6 6JA
  • Queensferry, CH5 1TP
  • Colchester, CO4 5TU
  • Canterbury, CT1 1DG
  • Greenhithe, DA9 9BT
  • Darlington, DL1 3RB
  • Great Bridge, DY4 7HW
  • Dudley, DY5 1QL
  • Fleetwood, FY7 6NU
  • Govan, G51 3HR
  • Cumbernauld, G67 1JW
  • Gloucester, GL1 1DS
  • Kingswood, HU7 3DA
  • Ipswich, IP1 5PD
  • Kilmarnock, KA1 3XF
  • Kirkcaldy, KY1 3NU
  • Bootle Strand, L20 4BB
  • Hunts Cross, L24 9WA
  • Lincoln, LN6 8JY
  • Eastlands, M11 4BD
  • Hulme, M15 5AS
  • Radcliffe, M26 3DA
  • Byker, NE6 2YJ
  • Nottingham, NG2 7JA
  • Norwich, NR6 5DT
  • Chadderton, OL9 OJE
  • Newport IOW, PO3 02QH
  • Havant, PO9 3QW
  • Clayton Green, PR6 7JY
  • Barnsley, S71 1LN
  • Swansea, SA6 8PS
  • Charlton, SE7 7ST
  • Slough, SL1 9LA
  • Swindon, SN5 7DL
  • Sunderland, SR2 9TT
  • Donnington Wood, TF2 7RX
  • Golborne, WA3 3SP
  • Birchwood, WA3 6PG
  • Westbrook, WA5 8UG
  • Runcorn, WA7 2PY
  • Leigh, WN7 5RZ
  • Skelmersdale, WN8 6NL
  • Bridge of Dee, AB10 7QA
  • Portlethen, AB12, 4XP
  • Middleton Park, AB22 8WQ
  • Bristol Whitchurch, BS14 0ST
  • Patchway, BS34 5TL
  • Newtonards, BT23 4EU
  • Pentwyn, CF23 8NL
  • Cardiff Bay, CF11 0JL
  • Aberdare, CF44 0AH
  • Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2YF
  • Caerphilly, CF83 3SX
  • Derby, DE21 7UY
  • Bideford, EX39 3QU
  • Woking Sheerwater, GU21 5SE
  • High Wycombe, HP12 4NU
  • Elgin, IV30 6YQ
  • Wrexham, LL13 8HL
  • Morley, LS27 OBP
  • Ashington, NE63, 9XG
  • Mansfield, NG19 0HA
  • Grantham, NG31 6NZ
  • Kettering, NN16 PHU
  • Corby, NN17 5DT
  • Great Yarmouth, NR30 1SF
  • Rochdale, OL12 6XT
  • Fareham, PO14 1TT
  • Swindon, SN25 4BG
  • Eastleigh, SO53 3YJ
  • Falmouth, TR10 9LY
  • Hartlepool, TS24 OXR
  • Watford, WD24 7RT
  • Cannock, WS11 1LH
  • York, YO32 9LF

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