Contactless payments

Quick and easy purchases without entering your PIN

  • Quick and easy contactless card payments for purchases under £30
  • Pay with your phone or compatible device if you have Apple Pay or Contactless Mobile
  • No need to enter your PIN

How contactless works and how to get it

  • Making a payment

    Use contactless when you see this symbol

    Touch your card on the reader to pay

    The reader confirms your payment

    You can use contactless wherever you see the symbol, both in the UK and abroad. It’s accepted at most retail stores, restaurants, food outlets, pubs, bars and many local newsagents. It’s also used on buses, trains, taxis and the Tube.

    To help speed up the transaction, you won’t receive a debit card receipt unless you ask for one. The retailer will give you a till receipt as proof of purchase. We may occasionally ask you to enter your PIN, to prove it’s you using the card.

    Just like Chip and PIN payments, contactless payments are taken from your account and will appear on your bank statement, and in Online and Mobile Banking if you’re registered.

    It works the same way with Apple Pay and Contactless Mobile – you can use your phone or compatible device to pay with your Barclays debit card.

  • Get contactless

  • It's secure

Quick

You don’t need to enter your PIN – just touch your card on the reader.

Easy

Contactless payments appear on your bank statement, and in Online and Mobile Banking if you’re registered.

Secure

Payments are processed using the same secure Visa technology we use to process Chip and PIN payments.

About our debit cards

Debit cards

Everyday payments made easy

Get total control of your current account with a Barclays debit card.