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:
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:
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.