Enjoy faster payments with contactless


Contactless is the easy way to make payment with your American Express® Card. Simply hold your Card close to the reader, wait for your payment to authorise and you're done. Plus, you'll continue to enjoy the same great fraud protection, best-in-class service and Cardmember rewards you’re used to.


How to use your contactless Card

Check your Card has the

contactless symbol 

Step 2

Check the shop or the Card

reader displays the contactless logo

Step 3

Hold your Card close to the

reader and wait for the confirmation – it’s as

simple as that


Contactless Security

Security Card

Secure transactions


Contactless payments use the same security
as Chip & PIN, using dynamic and unique encryption keys which protect
effectively against counterfeiting.

Intelligent security

Intelligent Security


Our teams of fraud protection experts use constantly evolving and
sophisticated technology to analyse your spending patterns and
will notify you if there is any unsual activity on your Account.

You're also covered by our Fraud Protection Guarantee as well as 24/7 customer support, so if you're ever
concerned about your Card security, just contact us by calling the number on the back of your Card.

Where can you use American Express contactless?


Enjoy the freedom to pay at many retailers wherever you see the

American Express and contactless logo.

Frequently Asked Questions



Related Pages

Register for an Online Account

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