Visa payWave looks just like any other credit or debit card apart from a small payWave logo on the front of the card.

An antenna is built into the plastic to securely transact with a contactless reader.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Visa payWave is a contactless method of payment. Featuring a distinctive contactless symbol  or Visa payWave logo, the cards have a tiny antenna embedded into the chip, which securely transmits purchase information.

A Visa payWave card is an easier, more convenient way to pay. It saves you time due to shorter transaction times and shorter queue times. You don’t need to enter a PIN for purchases under $100 and it’s more convenient as you no longer have to carry around cash - Daily limits may apply.

Look out for a retailer displaying the contactless symbol  and Visa logo at the point of sale – in Australia and overseas. Hold your card within 4 cm of the secure contactless reader. Four green lights will appear. This takes no more than a few seconds. You can then remove your card and the transaction will be complete.

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