The advice to visitors to London always used to be to procure an Oyster card. Given that Transport for London now accept (in fact, have accepted for a while) Contactless credit/debit cards (and Apple Pay) on buses, tubes, the DLR, etc, is there any advantage to a regular/commuter user - or a visitor - of still using/owning an Oyster card? The only advantages I can identify are:
- You need to buy monthly or longer travel cards, which aren't supported using contactless payment.
- You come from a country or use a bank that doesn't support contactless payment.
- An Oyster card can be topped up with cash, if you prefer to/need to pay that way.
- Only Oyster cards support emailing PDF statements of travel to the user on a monthly basis.
Are there any other reasons to keep using Oyster?