Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Chuck33
Capital One Credit Cards go Contactless (No Swiping or Inserting Needed)
Many Capital One credit cards are now being issued with contactless payment capabilities, meaning that you can tap the card to pay without needing to swipe or insert. Swiping and inserting will still work too.
Eligible cards are Quicksilver, Venture, and VentureOne.
They won’t be replacing current credit cards, but all future cards being sent out (as of around a month ago) are all contactless enabled.
I hadn’t been aware that any cards are NFC-enabled, but apparently it’s common outside the US on various credit cards or even bus passes. Now that US payment terminals are mostly NFC-enabled, card issuers will probably start issuing these kinds of cards to us as well.
Of course, mobile wallets are contactless, in any case. But if you pay using the physical card, you’ll be able to tap it without swiping or inserting with these eligible cards.
Thanks to Adam and to r/churning