If you are concerned about losing your “contactless” card and the Bank will NOT give you a non-contactless one… Here is how to fix it. I have several cards, all are protected using PIN’s that only I know. Nobody can steal my cards and wave them around!
Just snip around 8-10mm from the top right corner of the card. After doing this, If you hold the edge under light (or daylight if you are lucky enough to have some!) you should just about see the very thin wire track – this is the aerial and power pick up coil. Cutting this coil stops the card from working Contactless, but works perfectly as a Chip and Pin card. It also works perfectly as a magnetic stripe card.