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  • NFC Contactless Technology

Introducing the contactless card

A contactless card is a chip card that does not require physical contact with a contactless terminal, whether POS or ATM. The contactless card communicates with a contactless reader, via Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, to securely transmit card information.
Both the card and the reader contain small antenna that allows data communication to take place. This antenna covers the peripheral of your card and is connected to the chip and communicates with it to provide you with the same level of secure payment without the need to insert your card in the POS terminal, enter a PIN or sign a ticket.

To make a contactless payment in Lebanon and abroad, you need to look for:

  1. The four-bar symbol  on the card
  2. The NFC contactless technology symbol  on the POS terminal

If there isn’t a symbol, the contactless card can still be used by inserting the chip in the POS terminal.

How to use the Contactless card

NFC Contactless Payment: Innovative technology

Contactless payments are set to improve the purchasing experience and constitute a key milestone in Lebanon’s journey towards a cashless economy.
“Contactless Payment” is the perfect solution for low value transactions. A single, simple tap is all it takes to pay for the items you buy every day.

NFC Contactless Technology: Safe payment

Each payment is protected with a dynamic cryptogram. When a new purchase is initiated, a new cryptogram is generated.

It is unique to that purchase and can only be used once. Any subsequent purchase attempts with that previously used cryptogram will fail.

NFC Contactless Payment: Simple to use

You can now pay for your everyday purchases using your contactless card since it is:

Tips to remember:

  1. NFC contactless technology is flexible; it’s up to you to choose to pay, contactless or not.
  2. Your contactless card should be held within maximum 4 centimeters from the POS reader.
  3. No additional fees for using NFC contactless feature.
  4. You will be charged only once even if you double tap your contactless card.
  5. Credit Libanais contactless cards’ daily limit is $1000 per day and / or 20 transactions per day. If you exceed these limits, you will be required to insert your card in the POS terminal and enter your PIN.


  • Chip Card Technology

Dedicated to offering you the best and to evolving with the times, Credit Libanais has started rolling out chip cards. When your current VISA magnetic card expires, Credit Libanais will replace it with a VISA chip card.

Chip cards are rapidly becoming the norm throughout the world and it’s easy to see why. This global evolution in the payments industry empowers you with a card that can store more information and programs than current magnetic stripe technology. Chip cards are already widely used in Europe and Asia, and are currently being adopted in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

Chip cards can carry more sophisticated and innovative payment applications. This includes enhanced security programs that ensure better protection against unauthorized use of your card, protecting you against skimming (i.e. the copying of private information from the magnetic stripe on your card). Unlike the magnetic stripe, a chip cannot be copied. This makes your daily card use much safer,  especially during your travel. Because of the added security, when you use your card to purchase anything from a POS abroad or to withdraw cash from any ATM worldwide, you will be prompted to enter your secret code. This prevents unauthorized card access, keeping you protected in case your card is stolen or lost.  

A new service is added to the Platinum Chip Card: the Priority Pass. This lets Platinum cardholders benefit from free Priority Pass Card membership and access to exclusive airport lounges. Check out the Priority Pass website for more info.
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