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    • Bunglesmate
    • By Bunglesmate 9th Mar 18, 2:19 PM
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    Contactless not wanted on credit cards
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    • 9th Mar 18, 2:19 PM
    Contactless not wanted on credit cards 9th Mar 18 at 2:19 PM
    Does anyone have any recommendations for credit cards that do not have contactless payment methods, or an account where you can have it disabled?

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    Bunglesmate
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    • SuperHan
    • By SuperHan 29th Mar 18, 5:48 PM
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    I don't mind having a contactless debit card, since this is quite logical, but not a contactless credit card!
    Originally posted by John Gray
    Care to elaborate as to why?

    I'd personally rather* it on my credit card given any potential theft won't be of my money.

    *I actually welcome it on both, but if I had to choose on just one, it would be my credit cards.
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 29th Mar 18, 5:51 PM
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    I agree with SuperHan above. I always use a credit card for transactions; if there's a fraudulent one, it's there money not mine.
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 29th Mar 18, 5:58 PM
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    Care to elaborate as to why?
    Originally posted by SuperHan
    Mentally, I tend to split payments into two types: large payments suitable for credit cards, and small payments suitable for debit cards or cash.

    Alternatively, you could just say that I'm awkward!
    • d123
    • By d123 29th Mar 18, 6:28 PM
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    Mentally, I tend to split payments into two types: large payments suitable for credit cards, and small payments suitable for debit cards or cash.

    Alternatively, you could just say that I'm awkward!
    Originally posted by John Gray
    Do you also still employ a man to walk in front of your car waving a red flag?

    Just so you don't scare the horses...
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    • CeeMac
    • By CeeMac 11th May 18, 1:25 PM
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    Contactless - no thanks - banks should allow option to customers
    Not really sure how to use this forum but in desperation wondered how many, like me and some others I know, simply do not want to be forced to have these contactless cards. It is all very well for some blithely saying, 'you don't need to use it [as contactless]', or 'you are not liable for amounts deducted if you didn't spend it', but then you've got the hassle of sorting out the error, or the stolen amount. Not everyone has enough money to have the hassle of losing up to 30 a time until they can get it back. I wonder how many others, like me, want to demand that the banks always give the option to customers to remain simply chip and pin.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 11th May 18, 1:53 PM
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    Not everyone has enough money to have the hassle of losing up to 30 a time until they can get it back.
    Originally posted by CeeMac
    I think the idea is that if you have a contactless card, you use it instead of cash - so you can carry much less cash.

    So instead of having your wallet stolen with 30 cash (which is lost forever)...

    ... you have your wallet stolen with 5 cash and a contactless card. If the card is used, you can get the money back.

    The net result is a bit of hassle phoning the bank, but overall you've only lost 5 instead of 30.
    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 12th May 18, 8:53 AM
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    Not really sure how to use this forum but in desperation wondered how many, like me and some others I know, simply do not want to be forced to have these contactless cards.
    Originally posted by CeeMac
    Well, I agree with this. There is clearly a demand for contactless cards, and it would be good if way could be found for offering the choice. When in London, I travel using an Oyster card. It became a nuisance that I would have to keep it separate from my contactless cards.

    That said, I now use my phone to pay and I've found that faster than contactless. I also like the fact I get a record on my phone of transactions undertaken. Given I can now use contactless on my phone for smaller transactions, I no longer see a need to have contactless on my plastic cards.

    'you are not liable for amounts deducted if you didn't spend it', but then you've got the hassle of sorting out the error, or the stolen amount. Not everyone has enough money to have the hassle of losing up to 30 a time until they can get it back.
    Originally posted by CeeMac
    The advantage of contactless here is that it reduces PIN usage. Everytime you use a PIN, there is a risk of shoulder surfing, misuse of CCTV, compromised terminals etc. If you get the card snatched, there is a greater chance of the PIN being used. A machine can record the magstripe data and a fraudster can send this with the PIN data to certain countries where they don't use chipnpin.

    Whilst it is a hassle to get a contactless transaction reversed, the amounts are usually small and in the absence of PIN, banks are content to believe that you didn't make the transaction yourself. Getting large transactions reversed, especially those when the PIN was used, involves more work.
    • GaleSF63
    • By GaleSF63 12th May 18, 10:34 AM
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    So if you want a card with contactless, can you ring up and request one, or does your card have to be damaged or near expiry?
    Originally posted by JGUK
    You can ask for one anytime with Nationwide.
    Last edited by GaleSF63; 12-05-2018 at 10:59 AM.
    • CraigM93
    • By CraigM93 12th May 18, 10:40 PM
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    Sainsburys Credit Card changed to contactless, however they have an opt-out option available so it's not forced upon.
    • Gordon the Moron
    • By Gordon the Moron 13th May 18, 2:50 PM
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    If you get a Curve debit card they have contactless but you can lock the card from the app on your phone. That prevents any transaction until you unlock it.
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    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 13th May 18, 3:53 PM
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    If you get a Curve debit card they have contactless but you can lock the card from the app on your phone. That prevents any transaction until you unlock it.
    Originally posted by Gordon the Moron
    Peoples fears are from offline contactless transactions, especially as transactions have been known to go on well after cards have been reported stolen.
    • iAMaLONDONER
    • By iAMaLONDONER 10th Oct 18, 7:41 AM
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    My Sainsburys credit card and M&S cards dont have contactless, may have changed since they were taken out last year, just ask the credit card co.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    M&S appear to now be replacing their cards with contactless- even those not due to expire for a while.
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