Contactless transactions are rapidly increasing around the world as part of a broader shift towards touchless payments. EMV Contactless Chip supports in-store payments with contactless chip cards and Near-Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile devices that do not require physical contact with the acceptance terminal. Consumers wave or tap their device on the terminal to complete the transaction. A one-time use security code is generated for every transaction to safeguard against fraud.
EMV Contactless Chip is supported by the EMV Chip1, EMV Contactless2, and EMV Contactless Kernel Specifications, which together define the requirements for the chip and acceptance terminal to communicate and process contact and contactless transactions seamlessly anywhere in the world.
EMVCo publishes the EMV Chip and EMV Contactless Specifications and supporting approval and evaluation processes.