As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people from one side of the country to the next are more concerned about their health than ever before. And for this reason, they’re looking for ways to minimize contact with other people and objects that could transmit the virus.
Upgrade recently rolled out its contactless credit card, a product that the company hopes will slow the spread of the virus and allow consumers to return to their normal way of living.
While the company had been planning to launch its new contactless credit card in fall 2020, it decided to do so ahead of schedule to help ease the stress associated with making in-person purchases.
How Does it Work?
With the help of the Upgrade contactless credit card, consumers don’t have to make contact with any surface. And not only does it prevent contact with a credit card reader, but you never have to hand it over to a cashier.
Instead, you can make payment by simply holding the card a couple inches away from the payment terminal.
Here are some additional points of interest:
- The card is also available in digital form through Google Pay and Apple Pay (making for more convenient mobile payments)
- The Upgrade platform has originated more than $2 billion in credit cards and loans since 2017
As a whole, the Upgrade credit card is changing the way consumers view their finances. It allows you to combine monthly charges into installment plans, thus paying your balance over the course of 24 to 60 months (you choose the term). This flexibility allows many consumers to better budget their money, while avoiding high interest charges and late fees.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect the world in a number of ways, there’s no better time than now to take action to protect yourself. The Upgrade contactless credit card may be one of the best ways for you to do just that.