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Contactless Payment

Tap to pay for a fast, easy, and secure way to checkout.

If your ESL Visa credit or debit card has the Contactless Indicator on it, you can use it to make purchases easily. Here's all you need to know to confidently tap to pay:

1. Look

Find the contactless symbol at checkout.

2. Tap

Simply tap your Visa contactless card on contactless-enabled terminal.

3. Go

Your payment is processed in seconds!

It’s fast.

Pay in seconds where you see the Contactless Symbol—way faster than fumbling with cash.

It’s easy.

No need to insert your card or swipe it. A simple tap on the contactless-enabled terminal is all it takes.

It’s secure.

Contactless cards use the same trusted security as chip cards. Each transaction is protected by a dynamic encryption that protects your payment information.

Check out this short video to see how fast and easy it really is to tap to pay.

Use your ESL Visa contactless card where you see the Contactless Symbol:

Retail Stores

Coffee Shops

Grocery Stores

Drug Stores & Pharmacies

Fast Food Restaurants

Convenience Stores


…And more!

Want to know more? Here are some frequently asked questions:

How do I know if I can tap to pay with my card?

Look for the Contactless Indicator on your card to know if you can use it to tap to pay for purchases.

Merchants that accept tap to pay for purchases will display a contactless symbol on their terminal.

Do I actually have to tap my contactless card on the contactless-enabled terminal?

No. However, the card should be close (within 1-2 inches) to the Contactless Symbol on the contactless-enabled terminal.

How do I hold my contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal?

The terminal reads the card best when it is flat over the Contactless Symbol, versus at an angle.

How long do I need to hold my contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal?

You should hold your contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal for 1-2 seconds.

Can I unknowingly make a purchase if I am in close proximity to a contactless-enabled terminal?

No. Contactless technology requires the merchant to first initiate the payment, and the contactless card must be held in close proximity (1-2 inches) to the terminal for a transaction to take place.

The Contactless Symbol and Contactless Indicator are trademarks owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.