What are contactless payments?
How do I know if my card or device can make contactless payments?
Visa Contactless Cards
If your Visa card features the Contactless Indicator on either the front or back, you can use it to tap to pay where you see the Contactless Symbol at many of your favorite stores.
Don’t have a contactless card? You can still tap to pay by loading an eligible payment card into your payment-enabled phone or wearable device.
How to tap to pay
Check for the Contactless Symbol on the store’s checkout terminal.
When prompted, bring your card or mobile/wearable device within a few inches of the Contactless Symbol on the checkout terminal. Depending on the terminal, you may tap on, above, or below the screen.
Your payment is securely processed in seconds. Once your payment is confirmed, you’re good to go!
Benefits of Contactless Payments
Contactless payment security
Tapping to pay with your Visa contactless chip card or payment-enabled mobile/wearable device is a secure way to pay because each transaction generates a transaction-specific, one-time code, that is extremely effective in reducing counterfeit fraud.
To make a payment, your contactless chip card or payment-enabled mobile/wearable device must be placed within 2 inches of the Contactless Symbol located on the checkout terminal in order for the transaction to take place (so you can’t pay accidentally).