Go Contactless

From catching the bus to nipping to the shops, paying with your Halifax contactless Visa debit card is safer than carrying cash. It uses the same secure technology as Chip & PIN, and your money stays protected, so you can go cash-free with confidence.

3 reasons to go contactless

Save time using contactless
You're in control with contactless
Keep safe with contactless

So how does this contactless thing work?

Look for the contactless symbol when paying for items up to the value of £30

1. Look

Most shops, supermarkets, petrol stations and cafes accept contactless. You may also see the contactless symbol on your bus or train.

Touch your contactless card against the symbol until the light turns green

2. Tap

Simply touch your card against the reader.

Confirm. A beep indicates successful payment. For extra security you may need to enter your PIN.

3. Processing

A beep or green light shows your payment is going through.

Approved. Your payment is approved.

4. Approved

After a couple of seconds your payment will be approved.

Ready to go contactless?

If you see the contactless symbol on your Halifax card, you’re all set. Simply tap and go for your next payment of £30 or under.

Contactless is available on purchases up to £30. If you’re using your card outside the UK, charges may apply. Terms, conditions and eligibility apply.

If your Halifax card doesn’t support contactless, we’ll upgrade it at your next renewal if your account is eligible. If you don’t want to wait, call us on 0345 720 3040  (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm and Sun 9am-5pm) or ask in branch and we’ll send you a contactless card straight away.