Tap to pay for a fast, easy and secure way to checkout.
If your Meritrust Visa card has the Contactless Indicator on it, you can use it to make purchases easily.
Visit your nearest Meritrust branch or give us a call at 800.342.9278 to learn more.
Here's all you need to know to confidently tap to pay:
Find the Contactless Symbol at checkout
Simply tap your Visa contactless card on contactless-enabled terminal
Your payment is processed in seconds!
Pay in seconds where you see the Contactless Symbol - way faster than fumbling with cash.
No need to insert your card or swipe it. A simple tap on the contactless-enabled terminal is all it takes.
Contactless cards use the same trusted security as chip cards. Each transaction is protected by a dynamic encryption that protects your payment information.
Use your Meritrust Visa contactless card where you see the Contactless Symbol.
Fast food restaurants
Drug stores & pharmacies
Want to know more?
Here are some frequently asked questions.
How do I know if I can tap to pay with my card?
Look for the Contactless Indicator on your card to know if you can use it to tap to pay for purchases.
Do I actually have to tap my contactless card on the contactless-enabled terminal?
No. However, the card should be close (within 1-2 inches) to the Contactless Symbol on the contactless-enabled terminal.
How do I hold my contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal?
The terminal reads the card best when it is flat over the Contactless Symbol, versus at an angle.
Does Meritrust offer mobile wallet?
Yes. Everyday purchases are made easier with mobile wallet. Meritrust offers Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.Learn More
How long do I need to hold my contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal?
You should hold your contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal for 1 - 2 seconds.
Can I unknowingly make a purchase if I am in close proximity to a contactless-enabled terminal?
No. Contactless technology requires the merchant to first initiate the payment, and the contactless card must be held in close proximity (1 - 2 inches) to the terminal for a transaction to take place.
Are contactless payments safe?
Yes. Here's why:
- 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 1- 2 inches of the terminal for the sale to register. And you won't be billed twice, even if you accidentally tap twice.
When exactly do I tap to pay?
Once you are prompted to pay (by the cashier, a light on the machine, etc.), place your card or device within 1-2 inches of the Contactless Symbol on the terminal.
The Contactless Symbol and Contactless Indicator are trademarks owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.