Touch to Pay

It’s simple

MasterCard® Contactless lets you make everyday purchases for less than £30 quickly and safely by touching the reader with your Contactless-enabled MasterCard® or Maestro® card or device—wherever you see the Contactless logo. So checkout is easier than ever, and it’s faster than fumbling with cash.

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Look for the Contactless logo when paying


Touch your Contactless card or device against the card reader


A beep or green light shows your payment has been successful

It’s everywhere

MasterCard® Contactless is accepted in many countries and at all kinds of retailers, including restaurants, chemists, grocery and convenience stores. Increasingly you can use touch to pay for travel in taxis and on public transport – trains, buses and now you can use it on the London Underground!

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It’s secure

MasterCard® Contactless transactions are just as secure as using Chip and Pin. Your purchase data is protected and because your card or device never leaves your hand, the risk of cloning or theft is reduced. Your Contactless credit, debit, or prepaid MasterCard® card or device is one of the most secure ways to pay.

Find Contactless Merchants

Use our locator tool to see where Contactless is accepted in your area.


Pret a Manger, Boots, Marks and Spencer and McDonald’s stores are among the many places where you can use Contactless.

Mobile phones and tablets are fast becoming the tools that consumers choose to manage all aspects of their digital lives, and this includes banking and making payments.

Contactless payments by mobile phone or tablet work in exactly the same way as cards, often with added benefits – immediate payment confirmation and in some cases, being able to make transactions above the £20 limit.

Launched in partnership with MasterCard, EE Cash on Tap ® is a Contactless payment service exclusively available on selected phones from EE and the first mobile payment app of its kind in the UK. To find out more visit

Contactless payments are making life easier for public transport users all over the world. Depending on the operator, customers can either purchase tickets from an operator or machine using a Contactless card or device, or travel without a paper ticket, usually by touching your card or device to the barrier reader.

Travelling with Contactless is quick and convenient with no need to top up or buy credit in advance - just use the card or device you already have to touch in and go.

You can already use your Contactless payment card to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London (, as well as many other regional and national transit operators.

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