We are delighted to announce that our Shell forecourt is now equipped for contactless payments including Apple Pay. Contactless is a fast, easy and secure way to pay, for purchases costing £30 and under. Contactless payments are becoming increasingly common on a range of devices including:
The underlying technology for all of these contactless payment devices is the same. The contactless device contains an antenna so that when it is touched against a contactless terminal, it securely transmits purchase information to and from the terminal. You can tell if you have a contactless card if you see the following contactless indicator on the front or back of your card:
You will also be able to make contactless payments for over £30 if you have a device that supports this. You will need to verify yourself on your device before you can make the contactless payment. For example, if you have a smartphone you may be able to verify yourself through a passcode or your fingerprint on your payment app, and then make a purchase for over £30.
In addition to Contactless payments, our new Chip & Pin machines are very much faster than the machines that they replace, and we very much hope that this will reduce transaction times and minimise the need for queuing.