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Contactless debit cards

At a glance

Our Business Debit card now comes with Contactless technology. This means you have a super-quick, no-fuss way to pay for everyday items under €50 like a coffee, lunch or travel at participating retailers.

So, whenever you see the Contactless symbol on the card reader, simply tell the retailer you want to pay by Contactless and touch your card against the reader.

Step 1

Look for the Contactless symbol when paying for items that are €50 or less.

Step 2

Touch your Contactless card against the card reader.

Step 3

A beep or a green light shows your payment is being processed.

Step 4

Once your payment is confirmed you'll be offered a receipt.

Features and benefits

Safe and secure

Contactless payments are as safe as any other service we and Visa offer. Visa Debit cards with Contactless use the same secure technology as our existing cards.

Before you make your first Contactless transaction you will need to complete a successful Chip and PIN transaction. From time to time, we'll also ask for your PIN as extra security.

We take security very seriously. Provided you've looked after your card and PIN, we'll protect you should you experience any loss or fraud.

Join the cash-free revolution

The list of retailers is growing all the time. Just look out for the Contactless symbol when you're paying.

It's still a debit card

Your Contactless card still has all the benefits and security features of a Visa Debit card. It can still be used to make purchases or get cash back as normal using Chip and PIN.

Other benefits include:

Purchase protection, allowing you to recover payment for faulty or undelivered goods

Secure online shopping through Ulster Bank secure

Worldwide acceptance wherever the Visa logo is displayed

The ability to set up recurring payments

Common questions on contactless