Discover Launches Contactless Card

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RIVERWOODS, Ill. – Discover Financial has begun issuing its new Zip contactless credit cards and stickers, targeted at early adopters of its mobile technology.

Discover Zip is a payment solution that enables fast and convenient transactions with enhanced security features via contactless technology. Consumers simply touch a payment device, which is in the form of either a plastic card or a sticker that can be applied to a mobile phone or any personal item of their choosing, to a Zip-enabled contactless reader to make a payment.

More than 100,000 U.S. merchant locations, including participating locations of McDonald’s, Burger King, 7-Eleven, Meijer, DQ (Dairy Queen), Whataburger, The Home Depot, offer contactless readers that accept Zip transactions at the point-of-sale, including quick service restaurants, gas station and convenient stores, retailers and pharmacies, and public transit agencies.

Select Discover cardmembers began receiving contactless cards and stickers in the mail on November 15. Additional plastics and stickers will be issued to more cardmembers beginning in January.

To request contactless devices Discover cardmembers can call 1-800-DISCOVER.

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