Going Contactless

Received a Contactless card from my bank, and it's new to me.

You only need to hold card in front of the Contactless readers. Your payment will be confirmed, then you're good to go.  This method is a new way to pay for small things like magazines, or coffees.  Most payments take less than a second so there's little chance of your coffee getting cold when there are contactless readers about.

Contactless payments can be made for purchases for £15 or less, and from 1 June 2012 onwards, retailers will be increasing this amount to £20.

The contactless payments are processed using the same advanced technology as chip and PIN. From time to time you may be asked to enter you PIN or sign. So basically it's pretty safe as the old chip and PIN.

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