Go Contactless

For purchases of up to £30, contactless is the easy way to pay. No waiting, no bulky cash to weigh you down – just simple everyday payments.

3 reasons to go contactless

Save time

It only takes a couple of seconds to tap and go. There’s no need to enter your PIN and you don’t have to find the right change or your nearest cashpoint.

Keep safe

Thanks to our fraud protection guarantee, contactless is safer than cash and just as secure as Chip & PIN. There’s a maximum £30 spend and every now and then, we’ll ask you to enter your pin, just as an extra security feature to check it’s you using your card.

It’s not paranormal

Paying by debit card has overtaken cash with nearly two thirds of people now using contactless (UK Finance, June 2018). 85% of those would recommend it to friends and family (First Data 2018). How normal is that?

So how does this contactless thing work?


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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 overseas, 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.

Contactless – the easy way to pay up to £30.