The Contactless element allows customer to pay for products that cost £20 or less, like a coffee or newspaper, in less than a second. Using contactless technology, small value transactions are processed securely at phenomenal speed, so you no longer miss out on sales because customers don't have enough change.
Transactions are authorised and authenticated immediately, helping reduce card fraud and potential chargeback's. Tamper-protected shortened card numbers on receipts, chip and PIN for payment authorisation, Card Security Code (CSC) and Address Verification Services (AVS) improve security and save on the cost of processing non-secure payments.
There are now 22.5 million contactless cards in circulation - over 17.2 million issued by Barclays Group alone³.
Our contactless solutions can be either standalone or integrated into your existing point-of-sale solution. Payments are usually authorised instantly, just like any other card transaction, only faster but just as securely.
Barclaycard has been at the forefront of contactless technology ever since the launch of the first cards in 2007. We're continuing to lead the way and in May 2011, together with Orange, launched Quick Tap - the UK's first contactless mobile phone payments service. It allows consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.
"Too often we'd seen potential customers leave the store because the queue was too long. We were keen to put a stop to this."
"The advice and assistance we received from Barclaycard in both the development and implementation processes was second to none. In addition, once the technology was ready for installation, Barclaycard provided thorough training for our staff."
Head of IT, EAT
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