New Yorkers support New York Cares through contactless transit taps

Posted: 22 September 2021 | | No comments yet

Consumer bank Chase will donate 10 cents per tap for every tap made by its customers on New York’s MTA network, as passengers return to the system.

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More and more New Yorkers are choosing to pay via contactless bank card

Chase has announced that its customers will be able to donate 10 cents per tap, up to $250,000, to local non-profit New York Cares, when they tap in on MTA subways or buses with a Chase Visa contactless card.

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city, and has been supporting the local community throughout the challenges of the pandemic.

Visa’s Future of Urban Mobility study found that 88 per cent of surveyed riders globally expect contactless payment options on transit. Today, tap-to-pay usage on MTA public transport is up more than 225 per cent since the start of the year, according to the authority.

“The pandemic has taught us that we are all in this together, and New York Cares has done a phenomenal job of enabling New Yorkers to help each other out. We are proud to support their work,” said Rory Wilson, vice president of marketing strategy for contactless payments at Chase.

“Chase has issued more than 50 million contactless debit and credit cards to customers and tapping to pay has emerged as one of the fastest growing trends in the payments industry. Chase saw a significant increase in customers who use tap to pay and tap transaction volume has grown 126 per cent in 2021. Since Chase launched contactless cards, customers have made more than 1.2 billion tap to pay transactions.”

“We are honoured that Chase and Visa have chosen to support New York Cares and give back to the community at a time when the city and its residents really need it,” added Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, New York Cares volunteers have been back on the ground in a safe and contact-free way. Tapping to ride on the MTA allows for a more seamless and touch-free experience, something that we at New York Cares feel is important in helping people return to riding safely.”

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