Contactless cards

No PIN. No hanging around. No fuss. 


You've probably seen this symbol in shops and other places. It means you can pay for everyday items up to £100 in seconds - quickly and securely. All you need is your contactless Tesco Bank debit or credit card.

You can still pay with chip and PIN – it's up to you.

A new contactless limit became available in UK retailers from 15 October 2021. Tesco Bank customers with contactless cards can now use them for payments up to £100 anywhere the limit has been increased. Your contactless limit can’t be changed.

    Your contactless payments are secure

    To keep your money safe:

    • If your card is ever used fraudulently, you won’t have to pay. If you spot a suspicious transaction please contact us right away.
    • Sometimes you’ll be asked to insert your card and enter your PIN – just so we can check it’s you.
    • If your Tesco Bank debit or credit card is lost, stolen or charged incorrectly you’re protected. And we’ll monitor your transactions – so if there’s anything suspicious we’ll get in touch or block your card.

    To help keep your account secure you can choose to get a notification each time you spend. It’s easy to set this up in our Mobile App or in Online Banking.

      How to pay the effortless way

      • 1
        Look for the contactless symbol when paying
      • 2
        Simply touch your card against the reader
      • 3
        A beep or green light shows your payment is being processed
      • 4
        Your payment is approved

      Find out more about our Contactless debit and credit cards