The Change: To increase the acceptance of contactless transactions and support more secure transactions, the card brands have published contactless terminal requirements. Contactless terminals must support EMV grade contactless technology as outlined by region and effective date.
The Impact: Merchants should work with their hardware vendors to ensure that EMV contactless devices are properly configured as outlined by the brands.
EMV Contactless Support Requirements:
- Merchants using a contactless-enabled terminal that supports contact EMV transactions must also support EMV mode contactless transactions.