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:
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 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
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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.