The European Payments Council, with other Euro Retail Payments Board ( ) members (the consumer organisation, BEUC (liaising with AGE Platform Europe) and the retailers association, EuroCommerce), and with the support of the European Central Bank, created the consumer leaflet “Contactless: A convenient way to pay”.

This leaflet explores the benefits of contactless payments, explains how they work, and addresses some concerns that the general public might have about their security. It is the result of one of the recommendations ventured by the in its report published in November 2015, to achieve harmonised contactless proximity payments and a more uniform customer experience in Europe.

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