Discover Joins Contactless Tap Dance

Adding to its long line of innovative, digital products and services, Discover will begin issuing contactless-enabled credit cards over the next several months.

“Contactless technology has become increasingly popular with our cardmembers and more accepted by merchants worldwide, and we want to deliver the best shopping experience to our cardmembers,” said Szabolcs Paldy, senior vice president, marketing at Discover. “The goal of this digital technology is to make payments fast, easy and secure, and give cardmembers more choices in how they pay.”

“Our D-PAS technology will allow Discover cardmembers to use their contactless cards instantly at millions of merchants across the globe,” said Andrew Hopkins, senior vice president of Global Products at Discover. “By leveraging the latest payment technologies, we are able to provide more convenient payment experiences for our cardmembers.”

The rollout of contactless-enabled cards will start this month for most Discover it® and Discover More® cardmembers who need cards reissued or replaced. Beginning in December, contactless cards will start to be issued to new Discover cardmembers.

With contactless technology, Discover cardmembers can tap their Discover cards at card readers with the Contactless Symbol¹ to pay at millions of stores and will continue to earn rewards on every purchase. Discover cardmembers can learn more by visiting

Discover Financial Services operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance around the world.