Stay safe

Because your card stays in your possession, you reduce your possible exposure to COVID-19, which can be spread through contaminated surfaces.

Pay securely

Your card never leaves your hand when you make a payment, which means less chance of cloning or card swapping.

Pay quickly

Just tap on the contactless-enabled point-of-sale machine for everyday items, no PIN is required. You pay within seconds.

What you can expect
  • Getting started

    • Absa payment device – Once the card has been inserted into an Absa payment device and the PIN has been entered, you will  have to perform up to two more chip-and-PIN transactions to enable the card for contactless payments.
    • Absa ATM – Once the card has been used at an Absa ATM to perform a financial transaction, you will  have to perform up to two more chip-and-PIN transactions to enable the card for contactless payments.
  • How it works

    • Ask the cashier if you can pay with your contactless card.
    • If your purchase is within the limit, you won’t need to enter your PIN.
    • As an anti-fraud measure, you will occasionally be asked to enter your PIN.
    • You can ask for a receipt if you want one.
  • Some of the benefits

    • Shorter queues and quicker ‘check-out’ at stores.
    • No need to draw or carry cash for small amounts. With your contactless card, payment is even quicker than a cash payment.  
    • Your card never leaves your hand, resulting in increased security during the payment process.
    • Cards cannot be read from a distance, only within close proximity to the card reader on the POS device.
Frequently asked questions
Need more help?

Call us on:
0800 222 333 (Toll Free)
+256 (0) 312 218 348 (Network charges apply)

Chat to Abby on WhatsApp:
+256 707 433 433

Email us:
absa.uganda@absa.africa