What are contactless payments?

Contactless payments allow you to make fast and secure payments in seconds. Simply touch your Barclaycard on a payment reader at thousands of retailers across the UK and you've paid, just like that.

You can make contactless payments with retailers who display the contactless symbol contactless_symbol in store or on the payment terminal. 


From time to time, when you shop using contactless payments, you’ll need to put your card into the machine and enter your PIN to verify it’s you before you can use contactless again. This is part of a new EU regulation to help prevent fraud. 


There’s a limit of £30 per payment and you’ll need to have enough money in your account to cover the cost of your purchase. For more information on contactless payments click here.

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