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Tap to Pay with Contactless Cards

NASA Federal makes paying with your credit card secure, convenient, and touch-free with contactless ways to pay.

Contactless payments are transactions made by tapping either a contactless card or payment-enabled mobile or wearable device over a contactless-enabled terminal. Cards, phones, watches, and other devices use the same contactless technology. When you tap to pay, checkout is secure and convenient. 

How to pay with your card or smart device




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Look for the contactless symbol at checkout.
Tap or wave your card, smartphone, or smartwatch at the terminal to complete your purchase.
Once your payment is completed, you are good to go.

Are contactless payments secure?

Yes, tapping to pay with your NASA Federal contactless card is a secure way to pay because each transaction generates a transaction-specific, one-time code that is extremely effective in reducing counterfeit fraud. 

To make a payment, your NASA Federal card must be placed within 2 inches of the Contactless Symbol  contactlesspaymentlogo located on the checkout terminal in order for the transaction to take place (so you can’t pay accidentally). Plus, with Visa’s Zero Liability Policy, you can rest assured that your protected from fraud losses and unauthorized purchases.*

Can I use my smartphone instead?

Yes! You can use your smartphone or smartwatch to pay in stores or online. Just add your NASA Federal credit card to one of the following three payment apps. In-store and in-app purchases have never been easier. 



Add your NASA Federal credit card to Apple Wallet to shop with Apple Pay.

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Add your NASA Federal credit card to Google Wallet to shop with Google Pay.

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Add your NASA Federal credit card to Samsung Wallet to shop with Samsung Pay.

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*Visa’s Zero Liability Policy does not apply to certain commercial card and anonymous prepaid card transactions or transactions not processed by Visa. Cardholders must use care in protecting their card and notify their issuing financial institution immediately of any unauthorized use. Contact your issuer for more detail.

Confidential information such as account numbers and social security numbers should not be sent by email for security reasons. Instead, please contact us directly at 1-888-NASA-FCU, send us a secure message through Online Banking or Mobile Banking, or visit your nearest branch.

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