As we adapt to this changing world, let's stay safe together. By paying with a tap, your card never leaves your hand.
Contactless payments are secure - you enjoy the same chip security whether you tap or insert your card.
Just tap your contactless card over the Contactless Symbol at the terminal and your payment is processed in seconds..
Look for the Contactless Indicator on your card and spot the Contactless Symbol at checkout.
Tap your card to the terminal. If your card doesn’t have the Contactless Indicator, simply insert or swipe as you normally do.
That’s it! Your fast, secure payment is complete.
Contactless payments use short-range wireless technology to securely complete payments between a contactless-enabled card or payment-enabled device and a contactless-enabled checkout terminal.
A contactless card is a chip card that has a near field communication (NFC) antenna, which enables close-range payments. When you tap your contactless card at a contactless-enabled checkout terminal (near the Contactless Symbol ), your payment is sent for authorization.
When shown on a card, the EMVCo Contactless Indicator means the card has the capability to make contactless payments.
When shown at a merchant, it means they accept contactless payments.
The EMVCo Contactless Symbol shows you where to tap your contactless card on the checkout terminal to make a contactless payment.
Just look for the Contactless Indicator on your card to know if your card has the technology to make contactless payments.
Just tap to pay wherever you see the Contactless Symbol at checkout. Millions of merchants around the world accept contactless payments, including fast food restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and more.
Hold your card or device flat within 1-2 inches over the Contactless Symbol on the checkout terminal for 1-2 seconds.
Contactless payments are fast, secure and convenient to use at checkout. Simply tap your contactless card over the contactless-enabled terminal. And, just like transactions made with a chip card, each contactless card transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that protects the payment information.
Contactless payments use the same NFC (Near Field Communication) technology as mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, and Samsung Pay.
Yes. Contactless cards also come with a chip and magnetic stripe so you can insert or swipe your card if a terminal is not yet contactless-enabled.
Yes, you can use your contactless card where accepted. In fact, many countries have already adopted contactless payments.
Yes. Contactless cards are safe for a number of reasons:
For every contactless transaction, a transaction-specific, one-time code is created that secures your payment information. The contactless technology has an ultra-short read range and the code cannot be re-used by fraudsters even if they were somehow able to get ahold of it. The information would be useless to them.