Contactless is a quick, easy and secure way to pay for items up to €501 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 €501. 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.

Where can I use it?

There are now over 6,000 contactless payment terminals across Ireland.

The number of participating shops is always growing so; keep an eye out for the contactless symbol for your transactions under €50.1

1 Merchants will be increasing contactless limit from €30 to €50 with effect from 1st April 2020. Limits abroad my vary.