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No touch, no problem.


With your American Express® contactless Card, you can check out without touching the terminal.*



*Contactless payments are accepted at participating merchants only.

Simple checkout




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.


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Is my Card contactless?


Look for the contactless symbol on your Card. If you see it, your Card is ready to use at contactless terminals worldwide.


Don’t see the contactless indicator?


Just let us know and we’ll send you an updated, contactless-enabled Card.


Not a Card Member yet?


Whether you’re looking for valuable rewards, enticing travel benefits, or exclusive offers, there’s an American Express Card to suit you.

Trusted security


American Express is working to safeguard you.


Your Card comes with protection against fraud, whether you’re tapping, swiping, or using your Card online: 

American Express contactless Cards use the same secure encryption technology as any other chip and PIN Card.

We’re always monitoring for suspicious activity to keep your account safe. Visit our Security Center to learn more.

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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. Here are a few places you can use contactless payments today:

Businesses accepting contactless payments

More ways to pay


Did you know you can also pay using your smartphone or wearable device?


Choose a digital wallet to learn more:

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