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What is a contactless payment?

A contactless payment is when a contactless-enabled device, like a card, smartphone or a wearable, is used to make a payment at a point of sale (POS) terminal.
Benefits may include:

  • Greater security
  • Faster checkout
  • Customers can pay the way they want to pay

Start accepting more global cardholders by
certifying for contactless payments

D-PAS, our EMV®-compliant solution for contact and contactless payments, enables multiple payment options

EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.

Contactless usage is growing and will soon be more important for businesses

More than 179 billion contactless transactions are predicted to be made by 2022, across all retail, ticketing, and coupon sectors worldwide1

more than


More than 50% of global POS transactions are predicted to be contactless by 20222

1Juniper Research, Contactless Payments 2017 – 2022, July 2017

2Juniper Research, POS and mPOS Terminals: Vendor Strategies, Positioning & Market Forecast 2017-2022, August 2017

Interested in our digital commerce platform for emerging payments?

Learn about Discover Digital Exchange (DDX)

Expand your worldwide reach and open the door to millions of cardholders around the world.

Our network provides access to more than Discover cardholders. When you include Discover® Global Network in your terminal update, you also gain access to millions of cardholders through our alliance partnerships.

JCB3 and UnionPay3 have individual EMV specifications. Discover Global Network is enabled to process such JCB and UnionPay transactions in certain acceptance territories.

Download training materials for staff and partners

Find materials to help educate your employees and business partners about contactless payments and how to process them.

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Get started on your POS terminal update

With easy to understand specifications to test cards, we can give you the resources you need to run your latest update.

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