What is the difference between Visa payWave and the Visa small ticket transaction service?

Whilst the solutions are different, the small ticket transaction service in Australia has been specifically designed to complement Visa payWave and is designed to offer a range of payment choices and benefits.

Visa payWave is contactless technology that delivers benefits of speed and convenience whereby consumers can make a transaction by holding their card in front of a contactless reader, rather than having to swipe/dip their card or hand it over to a cashier. The convenience of payWave can be used for purchases up to the higher value of A$100.

The Visa small ticket transaction service is specifically designed for smaller value transactions whilst offering the convenience and speed of not having to provide a signature or PIN. The service is for transactions A$35 or less, regardless of technology.