You can pay quickly and securely for small purchases like a newspaper, coffee or train ticket simply by holding your payment card close to the payment terminal. That's all there is to it! It’s the ideal way to pay when you’re pushed for time.
Paying by contactless works on the basis of NFC (Near Field Communication). When your card and the payment terminal are equipped with this technology, they can 'communicate' with each other remotely. It means you no longer have to insert your card into the payment terminal and you usually won't have to enter your PIN either.