Contactless Cards

Contactless payments allow you to simply tap to pay. Look for the contactless symbol on the checkout terminal and tap your contactless card or payment-enabled device to pay. If a store doesn’t have contactless readers, you can still swipe or insert your card.

Get Your Contactless Debit Card

Tap to pay for a fast, easy and secure way to checkout.

If your Ameris Bank Visa card has the contactless symbol on it, you can use it to make purchases easily.
Here's all you need to know to confidently tap to pay:

 

LOOK

Find the contactless symbol at checkout.

TAP

Simply tap your Visa contactless card on the contactless-enabled terminal.

DONE

Your payment is processed in seconds!

 

Why A contactless card?

 

It’s fast.

Pay in seconds where you see the contactless symbol—way faster than fumbling with cash.

It’s EASY.

No need to insert your card or swipe it. A simple tap on the contactless-enabled terminal is all it takes.

It’s secure.

Contactless cards use the same trusted security as chip cards. Each transaction is protected by a dynamic encryption that protects your payment information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contactless payments use short-range wireless technology to securely complete payments between a contactless-enabled card or payment-enabled device and a contactless-enabled checkout terminal. A contactless Visa card is a chip card that has a near-field communication (NFC) antenna, which enables close-range payments. When you tap your contactless card or payment-enable device at a checkout terminal near the contactless symbol, your payment is sent for authorization.

You can tap to pay where you see the contactless symbol Picture1.png at checkout. Millions of merchants around the world accept contactless payments, including fast food restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and more. Contactless payments use short-range wireless technology to securely complete payments between a contactless-enabled card or payment-enabled device and a contactless-enabled checkout terminal. A contactless Visa card is a chip card that has a near-field communication (NFC) antenna, which enables close-range payments. When you tap your contactless card or payment-enable device at a checkout terminal near the contactless symbol, your payment is sent for authorization.

Contactless payments are fast and convenient to use in places where you need to pay on the go, such as fast food restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and more.

Contactless payments are secure because just like a chip card, each transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that protects your payment information.

Unlike with cash, you can keep better records of your purchases with your contactless Visa card or payment-enabled device. You can still do everything you would do with another Visa card, including adding a tip, getting cash back (where available), and more.

Look for the contactless symbol Picture1.png on the front of your card.

The card or device should be held no more than 1–2 inches (about 4 cm.) away from the contactless symbol Picture1.png on the checkout terminal. Merely walking by is not enough to trigger a payment from your card.

No. You do not have to physically tap the card or device on the checkout terminal; however, your card or device should be held no more than 1-2 inches (about 4cm.) away from the contactless symbol  Picture1.png.

You should hold your card or device on the terminal for 1-2 seconds.

No. Contactless technology requires the merchant to first initiate the payment, and the contactless card or payment-enabled device must be held in close proximity 1-2 inches (about 4 cm.) to the terminal for a transaction to take place.

Yes. Your contactless card or payment-enabled device is safe for a number of reasons:

  • Just like with a chip card, each transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that securely protects your payment information.

  • You can’t pay accidentally – your card or device must be within 2.5-5 cm of the terminal for the transaction to occur (and you won’t be billed twice, even if you accidentally tap twice).

  • Existing customers will receive a contactless chip card when they request a replacement card or their card expires and is reissued.

  • New customers will automatically receive a contactless card.

The contactless symbol and contactless indicator are trademarks owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.

All credit cards are subject to credit approval. Credit cards are issued by Elan Financial Services.