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Contactless business debit cards

Contactless Debit Card

Quick and easy ways to make payments

Barclays is the first UK bank to launch contactless technology for Small Business customers, showing our commitment to this secure innovation that will increase choice and convenience when making debit card payments.


What does contactless payment mean?

Contactless technology enables you to make a secure payment using your business debit card in less than a second. You can buy anything up to £30 just by touching your card on a reader, anywhere you see the contactless symbol.

How do I use it?

To make a contactless payment, just touch your business debit card on the reader you’ll find in shops and at train and London Underground stations. The reader or ticket barrier will confirm your payment has been made.

You can make contactless payments for purchases up to £30. You’ll need to authorise payments above £30 with your PIN. If you make several contactless purchases in a row, we may ask to enter your PIN, to help protect your account.

To help speed up the transaction, you won’t receive a debit card receipt. The retailer will give you a till receipt as proof or purchase but you can ask for a debit card receipt if you need one. Remember that all transactions, contactless or not, will appear on your bank statement.

We’ll debit the amounts of contactless payments from your linked account in exactly the same way we do with Chip and PIN transactions.

What are the benefits?

  • A quick and easy way to pay for goods that cost up to £30
  • There’s no need to enter your PIN in a public place
  • Low-value purchases appear on your bank statement, so it’s easier to track how much you’re spending

Where can I use it?

Anywhere you see the contactless symbol. You can use your contactless business debit card with a growing number of businesses, including supermarkets, department stores, restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, railway stations and the London Underground.

You can use your contactless payment card for pay as you go travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TFL Rail, Emirates Air Line and most National Rail Services in London.

Many businesses outside the UK also accept contactless payment, although our contactless technology isn’t currently compatible with the system used in the US and Canada. You can still use your business debit card to make Chip and PIN payments.

Is it safe?

Contactless card technology is very safe – your payments are processed using the same Visa payment technology we use to process chip and PIN payments.

We may occasionally ask you to enter your PIN as an extra precaution to protect your account. Contactless cards also use advanced security features that are independently approved by the payment card industry.

Frequently asked questions

I’m a Barclays customer, but I don’t want to make contactless payments.
That’s fine. When you are sent your new business debit card it will have the contactless technology built in, but it’s entirely up to you whether you choose to use it to make contactless payments.

Your contactless business debit card can still be used to make Chip and PIN payments.

I’m not a Barclays customer, but I’d like to find out more. How can I do this?
To receive a contactless business debit card, you will need to open a Barclays business account.

To find out more about opening an account with Barclays take a look at our Business current accounts , call us on 0800 515 462 1  or pop into your local branch to arrange a meeting with your Barclays Business Manager.

I would like my business to accept contactless payments. Where can I find out more about this?
Find out more information about  contactless Merchant Programme .

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