In todays fast-paced payment industry, terminology is constantly evolving. Where we once called cards that were accepted in both contact and contactless payment terminals “dual interface”, that terms has now been replaced with EMV or Contactless because “true contactless” cards are all but extinct.
You can have it both ways – insert or wave.
The dual interface feature of a contactless card gives customers the flexibility to operate with either a contactless reader or a physical reader, depending on what the situation dictates.
Contactless cards come equipped with an antenna that allows users to simply wave their card in front of the reader. Dual interface cards have the best of both worlds, working with physical and contactless readers.