What kind of card terminal do I need to take contactless payments?
There are several contactless readers and terminals available, including add-on contactless readers, fully integrated point-of-sale systems, mobile devices or unattended terminals. Some contactless payment terminals are still being evaluated so you should ensure first of all that the ones you are considering have been approved by the industry (you can get a list of approved terminals from most acquiring banks). You’ll want to make sure that the card reader you choose carries appropriate branding for the card types accepted. High-speed connections are required for authorisation (broadband, DSL, leased line or V-Sat), and a fast receipt printer is important to ensure that you and your customers benefit from the increased transaction speed offered by contactless payment terminals.