COVID-19 as a catalyst for contactless cards

COVID-19 has everyone hyper-aware of many things that most of us didn’t think twice about before. Take cash, for instance. Who wants to touch paper bills or coins nowadays when they don’t know who’s been handling that money before them? As a result, cards are used for even the smallest transactions.

Nicole Machado, executive director of product strategy for card services at Harland Clarke, discusses the latest in card technology, and how the pandemic has led customers to demand cards that don’t require punching in a PIN.

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Terry Badger is the managing editor at BAI.

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