Contactless Payment on TfL

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1423
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

From time to time Contactless payment requires the owner of a card to enter their PIN Number, for verification (The UK Card Association, 'What is Contactless?', www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/what-is-contactless.asp, access 29.04.2015). Does TfL block contactless the use of contactless cards when a PIN input is required?

Answer

Answer for Contactless Payment on TfL

Answer for Contactless Payment on TfL

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This situation does not arise. 

TfL has negotiated a special set of rules with the payment card industry which mean that TfL pay as you go customers do not encounter the block.