Contactless is a function on certain payment cards that allows you to make a quick and easy payment for goods or services for an amount that is £20 (within the UK for example) or less without entering a PIN. Where you see the contactless wave displayed (like the one on this page) and have a contactless card (debit, credit or prepaid), you can make a contactless payment where the amount is for less than £20. All you have to do is place your contactless card over the card reader to make the payment.
Using a PayPass card or device is fast and safe! Encryption—unique to every purchase—protects your transaction data. Along with MasterCard's Zero Liability* protection, your PayPass–enabled Credit, Debit or Prepaid MasterCard is one of the most secure ways to pay.
SAFEGUARDING EVERY PURCHASE
PayPass technology integrates layers of protection to help prevent unauthorized purchases:
- You maintain possession of your card or device which reduces the risk of card loss and counterfeit.
- Each transaction uses a unique encrypted code to secure transaction data.
- Safeguards are in place to only bill once if you tap twice by mistake.