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Why my payment with contactless was declined?

If your payment was declined with contactless, please make sure that:

  • The card was already used with chip and PIN prior to making a contactless payment
    If you've never made an in-store payment or if you have just received your new Revolut card, you need to make a payment using chip and PIN code in order to activate the contactless feature.
  • Contactless is enabled in your card's security settings
    You can check if contactless is enabled for a specific card by choosing 'PIN & Security' option
  • Contactless limit for this card doesn't need to be reset
    If you're paying in the European Economic Area and haven't used chip & PIN in a while, it's possible that you have exceeded the contactless payment limits. You can reset it by either going to 'PIN & Security' -> Reset contactless limit, or make a chip & PIN transaction. After that, you'll be able to continue using contactless until the next reset is needed.
  • Contactless is working with other terminals
    Some terminals don't support contactless; payments can also get declined due to connection issues.

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