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2.6. Contactless payments

Contactless payment technology allows you to make a purchase by simply touching or tapping a card against a reader. In Australia, contactless transactions under $100 can also be made without the need for PIN verification, making it the fastest way to pay in store.

Australia also has the highest rate of contactless payment card use in the world (per capita), with major supermarkets like Coles reporting that 70% of all Visa and Mastercard transactions are now contactless.

DID YOU KNOW? Contactless payments can reduce the amount of time spent at the checkout by as much as 40%.