Just Tap & Go.

MasterCard contactless technology lets you make everyday purchases quickly and safely with just a tap of your contactless-enabled MasterCard® or Maestro® card or device—wherever you see the universal contactless symbol. So checkout is easier than ever, and it’s faster than fumbling with cash.

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Contactless is accepted globally at all kinds of merchants, including retail stores, fast-food restaurants, pharmacies, transit points of entry, and grocery and convenience stores. You’ll even find contactless in taxicabs and vending machines.


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CONTACTLESS IS SAFE AND SECURE!

Encryption—unique to every purchase—protects your transaction data, and your card or device never leaves your hand, reducing the risk of card loss or counterfeit. What’s more, safeguards are in place to bill you only once if you accidentally tap twice. So your contactless-enabled credit, debit, or prepaid MasterCard card or device is one of the most secure ways to pay.

Find Contactless Merchants

Use our locator tool to see where contactless is accepted in your area.


CONTACTLESS APP

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Lets you search where contactless is accepted all over the world.


Contactless Toolkit

The MasterCard Contactless Toolkit for Merchants

In the toolkit, you’ll find everything you need to successfully roll out acceptance of today’s most advanced and convenient payment option, including FAQs, implementation steps, best practices, and links to other resources.

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The MasterCard Contactless Toolkit for Issuers

In the toolkit, you’ll find everything you need for successful issuance of today’s most advanced and convenient payment option, including FAQs, implementation steps, best practices, and links to other resources.

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The MasterCard Contactless Toolkit for Acquirers

In the toolkit, you’ll find everything you need to successfully deploy acceptance of today’s most advanced and convenient payment option, including FAQs, implementation steps, best practices, and links to other resources.

CHIP AND CONTACTLESS INFORMATION CENTER

A centralized resource for member access to all chip- and contactless-related information, including publications, forms, recent updates, announcements, FAQs, and bulletins.

Step 1:
Click here to log into MasterCard Connect (new
window will load).

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Step 2:
Select “Publications” from the Library menu.


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Step 3:
Select “Chip” from the Category section to access
the center.

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