In continuation of its efforts to keep up with the new payment technologies, Al-Tijari Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cards now support contactless  NFC technology, a service under the name of “Tap It”, which allows cardholders to pay quickly and easily, without having to enter their PIN number.


Details of Tap It service:


Debit Cardholders

  • PIN entry is not required for purchases that are KWD 25 or less.
  • The maximum amount of purchase without PIN entry is KWD 25 per day.
  • Once you exceed KD 25 per day you will be asked to enter the PIN and the number of  contactless will be reset once .


Credit Cardholders

  • PIN entry is not required for purchases that are KWD 25 or less.
  • The maximum amount for purchase and number of transactions without PIN entry and is dependent on card type as per the below contactless (NFC) table:

 Card Type

 Number of Transactions/Day

 Amount/Day

 Visa Classic/Gold                        5        100
 Visa Platinum                        7        150
 Visa Signature                       10        200
 Visa Infinite                       10        250
 MasterCard Classic/Gold                        5        100
 MasterCard BA* Platinum/Titanium                        7        150
 MasterCard BA* World                       10        250
 MasterCard Platinum Prepaid                        5        100

* British Airways


Cardholders can also control contactless (NFC) transactions limit by activating or deactivating the feature through AlTijari Mobile or CBK Online.


Terms & conditions apply.