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Welcome to the world of contactless payments.

Making quick, safe, contactless* purchases is easier than ever before with American Express®.  





*Contactless payments are accepted at participating merchants only.

With contactless payments, the world is at your fingertips.


Use your contactless Card to pay in-store without a signature and without touching the terminal.

Add your Card to your device's digital wallet to make safe, secure purchases in-store, in-app, and online.

How contactless payments work:




At checkout, look for the contactless symbol to see if the merchant accepts contactless payments.




Hold your contactless Card close to the reader (tapping is optional).





Once you get the payment confirmation, you’re good to go.


Ways to pay


Card or smart device? In store or online? You’ve got options.

Contactless Cards  

See the icon on your Card? It’s ready to use in stores worldwide. If you don’t see it, request a contactless Card to get started.

American Express Credit Cards

Digital Wallets

American Express Contactless Hub & iPhone Fitbit

Use your phone or wearable device to make payments in-store, in-app, or online.

Click to Pay

Click to Pay is a quick and secure way to make online purchases with your American Express® Card in just a few taps wherever you see this icon: 

Click to Pay
Contactless Icon

Where you can use contactless payments


Millions of businesses accept contactless payments – and more are joining every day. Just look for the contactless symbol at checkout. If you don't see it, you can still use your Card the same way you do today. Below are a few places you can use contactless payments today:

Businesses accepting contactless payments

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