Visa and Robinsons Introduce Contactless Payments in the Philippines


Robinsons will accept contactless payments at select department stores and supermarkets in the country


Visa today announced that Robinsons, one of the largest chains of malls in the Philippines is now accepting contactless payments at its department stores and supermarkets in the country. There will be over 700 contactless terminals enabled across 16 locations in the Philippines, where Visa credit cardholders can make contactless payments.

This innovation offers Filipinos a faster and convenient way to pay for their purchases, where they can simply tap their cards on a payment terminal to complete a transaction. They will no longer need to dip, swipe or sign for payments under 2,000 pesos. 

“Contactless payments in the Philippines are starting to take off and we have been working on expanding our contactless acceptance footprint in the Philippines. To date, we are seeing triple digit year-on-year growth in terms of contactless spend, and number of transactions in the country. With Robinsons coming on board as a key merchant partner, we believe more Filipinos will experience how fast, convenient and seamless contactless payments are,” said Dan Wolbert, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines & Guam.

“We want our customers to experience a faster, more efficient and secure way to purchase using contactless payments. This partnership with Visa paves the way to a new shopping journey for all of our customers, revolutionizing the way we transact and pay”

“Moreover, this helps our cashiers to attend to more customers with contactless’ shorter transaction time and less waiting queues at checkouts. “ said Celina Chua, Group General Manager of Robinsons Department Store and Toys R’ Us.

“Contactless is truly the future of payments as we, Filipinos veer towards becoming a digital cashless society,” added Celina.  

“Contactless payments also help Filipinos to embrace paying with their payment cards for small ticket sized items. The average ticket size for contactless transactions is approximately 1,700 Philippines Peso. By expanding contactless acceptance with more merchants, we are confident that more Filipinos will appreciate the benefits of contactless payments, which will help to accelerate the use of electronic payments in the country,” said Dan.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit, or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations; however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit and @VisaNews


Robinsons Department Store

Robinsons Department Store offers great finds and a fulfilling shopping experience driven by genuine and personalized service. It opened its first branch in Manila in 1980 and was the first format under Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. Today, Robinsons Department Store has 50 stores located all over the Philippines and is now one of the leading department stores in the country. Like Robinsons Department Store on Facebook and Instagram or visit for more information.

Robinsons Supermarket

Located in Robinsons Malls and key shopping centers around the country’s major and secondary cities, Robinsons Supermarket continues to grow in number from its first store opening at Robinsons Place Cebu City in 1985. Ending 2018 with 136 stores, it is the first major retailer to promote health and wellness through its “I Love Wellness” campaign, which encourages customers to live full and healthy lives.