Visa contactless

Open the door to seamless payments.

The Visa contactless experience

Visa contactless uses an embedded computer chip to send payment information to a secure reader at the point of sale. Users may wave their card or device within 2.5-5 cm (1-2 in) of the reader to make payments.

How does Visa Contactless work?

Visa contactless payment technology lets users pay with just a wave of their card or device.
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One wave

No swiping, signing or PIN needed.
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Seamless capture

The secure reader receives payment information through radio frequency or Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology.
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Efficiency can result in shorter lines

Faster checkout can support greater transaction volume.
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Google Pay

Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay with your Visa in stores and in-app.
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Samsung Pay 

A simple, secure way to make everyday purchases with your Visa on compatible Samsung devices.

How to accept Visa contactless

There are two ways to start accepting Visa contactless transactions:

Benefits of using contactless payments

Faster and more convenient electronic payments.

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Sign up for Visa contactless

Contact your acquirer to learn more.