Starting tomorrow (18), credit and debit cards from Santander and Itaú can be requested with contactless technology, which allows payment by approximation.
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However, in the case of Santander, the news will only be available for new card hires. At Credicard, which is Itaú's administrator, it will not be necessary to make new hires to have the technology. Just apply for a new card for free. Cards will also be sent upon request or when they are close to expiration.
“We prioritized the partnership with PayPal for online purchases and the launch of wallets (digital wallets), which are embedded in Apple, Google and Samsung devices,” says Fernando Amaral, director of Credicard. “That's why we've left the contactless card for now,” he adds.
Therefore, both Itaú and Santander will rely on technology that is already available, for example on cards such as Banco Inter and Nubank.
Recently, the São Paulo government made it possible for transport users, for example, to rely on technology to make payment for tickets on the bus.
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