Coles’ customers will now be able to checkout faster with MasterCard’s PayPass terminals now deployed across its store network.

Across 14,000 lanes nationwide, including self-checkout services, PayPass enables customers to Tap&Go for purchases under $100 by tapping their MasterCard PayPass enabled ebit or credit card against the contactless terminal without the need to enter a PIN or sign.

Coles general manager of strategy and financial services Richard Wormald says customers deserve a fast and secure way to pay at the checkout, which is exactly what PayPass gives them.

“The introduction of contactless payment across all Coles stores nationwide, is an innovation in secure payment technology that will provide our customers with access to faster payments at the check-out. It is about providing ways to make payments easier, faster, and more secure every time they visit our stores,” he said.

The announcement sees the total number of MasterCard PayPass terminals in operation nation-wide hit one hundred-thousand, illustrating the increasing popularity of contactless payments by shoppers across Australia.

MasterCard Australasia head of market development and nnovation Matt Barr says PayPass has quickly gone from being a novel new technology, to an everyday shopping experience which provides secure and convenient way for Australian customers to pay for goods and services.

“We’re excited that Coles is making its mark as an industry leader in the adoption of contactless payments. As we continue to drive additional PayPass acceptance, Australian customers can expect secure and convenient solutions to their everyday transactions,” he said.