Woolworths to start using payWave credit cards

Consumers shopping at stores belonging to Woolworths Group may soon be able to use credit cards that do not require a signature or PIN.

The firm has announced that throughout 2011 it will be installing contactless payment systems to enable shoppers to purchase goods more efficiently.

Those who would rather use the payWave credit cards will soon find it possible to buy goods valued at up to $100 using the technology.

Among the stores that are set to have the machines fitted before the start of 2012 are Dick Smith Electronics, Tandy, Dan Murphy, Safeway and Woolworths petrol outlets.

Dhun Karai, head of group financial services, commented: "We know how much our customers love to embrace new technologies and services that help make their life a little bit easier."

She added that consumers had already adapted rapidly to innovations such as self-service checkouts.

This comes after Coles announced plans to enable customers to purchase goods online with their credit cards and pick them up at drive-through outlets. ADNFCR-1761-ID-800550999-ADNFCR