Contactless Mobile

Pay with your Android phone

Contactless Mobile means you can link your Barclays debit card or Barclaycard to your phone, then use it to pay wherever you see the contactless symbol.

  • Make payments of up to £100 1
  • Use it to pay in shops or on Transport for London
  • Easy to use, quick to set up and secure

Features and benefits

Pay quickly in shops

You can pay with Contactless Mobile in any of the 400,000 locations across the UK that accepts contactless payments – plus locations outside the UK that accept contactless Visa payments. To make a payment, simply hold your mobile over the reader – it’ll work within a matter of seconds.

Spend over £30

You can use Contactless Mobile to make payments from £30 to £100 if the retailer accepts contactless payments in this range. When you make these payments, you’ll need to hold your mobile over the reader, enter your normal card PIN on your phone and then hold your device over the reader again.

Travel in London

Now your phone can be your ticket too – just touch it on the reader (where an Oyster card usually goes). If you want to see more about your journeys, you can register your details online with TfL. The information you’ll need to register can be found under ‘Contactless Mobile’, then ‘Account Details’ in your mobile-banking app.

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  • Ready? Get set up

    To set up and start using Contactless Mobile, you’ll need the latest version of the Barclays Mobile Banking app installed on your phone. If you have an eligible card and compatible device, Contactless Mobile will appear automatically on the app menu.

    1. Log in to Barclays Mobile Banking and tap ‘Contactless Mobile’ in the menu
    2. Select the card you want to use when you pay with your phone
    3. Ensure NFC is enabled on your phone
    4. Set Barclays Mobile Banking as your default ‘Tap and Pay’ application

    Once you’re set up, a permanent notification will show on your lock screen. This serves as a reminder that Contactless Mobile is enabled. You can hide lock screen notifications if you want to.

    If you already use the myBarclaycard app but would like to make Contactless Mobile payments with your debit card too, you can do that in the Barclays Mobile Banking app. There, you have the option of switching between your debit card and Barclaycard.

    When you set this up, you’ll be asked to set Contactless Mobile in Barclays Mobile Banking as your default ‘Tap & Pay’ option on your phone. If you want to move back to the myBarclaycard app, you’ll need to change this back too.

  • What you’ll need

  • Security

  • Making payments and getting refunds

Need some help?

If you have any questions about Contactless Mobile, get in touch.

Contactless Mobile FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most common questions for you. 

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