Contactless payment methods have gained popularity since the outbreak of COVID-19, with many consumers using them to avoid touching and risking exposure to germs while making purchases. If your company isn’t yet ready to adopt this technology, it’s time to think about the ways this technology could be beneficial to you.

A contactless payment is done by hovering a chip-enabled card or mobile device over the terminal at checkout that then sends a transaction to the card issuer for authorization. The card is then prompted to confirm the transaction by a checkmark or a sound.

Contactless transactions offer significant security benefits. Contrary to traditional magnetic stripe cards, which can be easily copied by skimming devices contactless transactions are authenticated, which means that only the bank that is on file has access to the transaction data. Typically the signature or PIN is not required for transactions that are contactless however, the credit issuer might require verification for transactions that exceed the floor limit set by the issuer, which is communicated to the merchant by the card issuer via a chip embedded into the card or mobile device.

Customers can also make contactless payments using their smartphones and wearable devices like smartwatches. By connecting their credit card to a digital wallet such as Apple Pay they can use their smartwatch or phone at the point-of-sale to make purchases. (Diazepam) Our mobile app allows you to manage your card settings. N26 accounts come with the ability to create a virtual Mastercard with contactless capabilities.

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