Contactless is a quick, easy and secure way to pay for items up to €50 and is now available on Visa Debit cards that have the contactless symbol on them. It’s ideal for quick stops at coffee shops, grocery stores and pharmacies at home and abroad - anything up to the value of €50. There is no need to put your card into the terminal or enter your pin all you have to do is simply hold your debit card against the card reader.

How secure is it?

Even though you do not need to enter your pin contactless payments are just as secure as chip and pin transactions as contactless Visa debit cards use the same secure technology as any other Visa chip and pin cards. Contactless cards include the latest security features required by the payment card industry.

As an extra precaution from time to time you will be prompted to enter your PIN to complete the transaction.

If your card is lost or stolen you will be covered by the Bank of Ireland Visa Debit card terms and conditions of use as soon as it is reported.