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Your contactless card

The simple, secure way to pay

Your Clydesdale Bank credit card is contactless. This means you can use it to pay for items up to £45 without having to enter your PIN - just touch & go.

How contactless works

Contactless is quick, easy and secure. Just touch your card against the contactless card reader when you’re ready to pay. You’ll hear a beep and see a green light on the reader. You’ve paid. If you need a receipt, just ask the retailer.

Contactless card payments

Just follow these easy steps

Contactless payments logo

Step 1

You can use contactless wherever you see this logo.

Touch your card against the reader

Step 2

Just touch your card against the reader.


Step 3

When you see the green light, your payment’s approved.

Where to use contactless

You can use your card to pay for items up to £45 where you see the contactless symbol. It's accepted at lots of high street favourites, such as M&S, McDonalds, Boots, WH Smith and Starbucks.

Your Clydesdale Bank contactless card also lets you make fast and secure payments on Transport for London (TfL). This means you can use your card around London on buses, the Tube, tram, London Overground, DLR and most National Rail services in London.
You can get further information on the Transport for London website:

Find out who accepts contactless near you

Safe and secure

Using contactless is just as safe as Chip and PIN. You have the same protection against fraud, and if you think you've been incorrectly charged, just let us know.

It's important that you take your card out of your purse or wallet to use it, as this makes sure the right card is charged.

For extra security if you use contactless frequently or if you haven't used Chip and PIN in a while you may be asked to enter your PIN. If the card terminal has not been upgraded, a ‘card declined’ message will appear. In the event of receiving a declined message, you should attempt to pay using Chip and PIN rather than contactless.