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contactless

Making a connection between two devices without inserting a plug into a socket. The term is a bit misleading, because "physical contact" is very often made; for example, users are instructed to "tap" smart cards on a reader, or two smartphones are held back to back and do touch. However, the term refers to the lack of metal pins, or "contacts," which would be in a plug that presses against the metal pins in a socket. See contactless smart card and contactless payments.
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"Contactless payments in the Philippines are starting to take off and we have been working on expanding our contactless acceptance footprint in the Philippines.
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Since the trial started the number of customers using contactless has increased to, one in every four with customers opting to pay with their contactless debit or credit cards due to its convenience.
'Moreover, this helps our cashiers to attend to more customers with contactless' shorter transaction time and less waiting queues at checkouts,' said Celina Chua, group general manager of Robinsons Department Store and Toys R' Us.
The new contactless system is expected to be quicker than cash payments, and more convenient for the commuters who do not have the right change.
Yandex.Money users can also pay contactless with a smartphone using the services own service app: the number of such payments has increased 2.9 times over the past year, the turnover has increased 2.5 times.
JP Morgan Chase began rolling out contactless technology on its Visa cards late last year, and the bank announced it would offer the tap-to-pay feature on debit cards in the second half of 2019.
Based on EMV contactless communication protocols, the global standard for contactless payment, JCB Contactless provides JCB card-members a secure, simple, and fast way to pay by simply tapping their card or mobile phone on an NFC-enabled reader to pay.
It said contactless card spending surged by nearly a third in 2018 year-on-year.
The system, which was implemented in July 2017, enables passengers to pay with contactless credit or debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay on smartphones.
CONTACTLESS card technology could be rolled out at museums across Tyne and Wear in an attempt to boost donations.
CONTACTLESS payments are now more popular than chip and Pin card payments among UK shoppers, according to a major payments processing company.