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CONTACTLESS PAYMENT – SIMPLE AND SECURE
Contactless payment by credit card is more convenient than cash payments. All you need to do is place your contactless card on the terminal. For payments up to CHF 40, you don’t even have to enter a PIN code or sign a receipt. This is what makes contactless payment easy, convenient and secure.
Contactless payment is perfect for small amounts of up to CHF 40 such as your daily grocery shopping or a coffee and a croissant at the train station. Look out for the contactless logo at the payment terminal. All Swisscard credit and debit cards and an increasing number of businesses are enabled for contactless payment.
More and more cards are equipped with an NFC chip. NFC stands for Near Field Communication and refers to a radio technology for exchanging data between two devices across a distance of a few inches. NFC is used for contactless payment, for example, but also for controlling devices and vehicles and for access control. Mobile payment solutions such as Apple Pay or Samsung Pay also use NFC. Due to the short distance between the devices (8 inches max.), the wireless data exchange via NFC cannot be intercepted. Furthermore, neither personal data nor the card security code (CVV or CVC) are transmitted – only the card number, the expiry date and a single-use cryptogram.
Everyday card security: Learn more about secure cashless and contactless payment on this page.