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Welcome to the Ulsterbank Card-Reader guide 


Why we're enhancing your security 

Managing your finances online using your PIN and password is safe and convenient. But we're always looking to enhance your security, using the latest technology.

What is a card reader?

A Card-Reader looks a lot like a small, hand-held calculator. It's battery-powered and you don't need to attach it to your computer. It’s designed to help protect you against online fraud when carrying out certain transactions online.

The Card-Reader simply reads the security chip on your card - it doesn't actually hold any information about you or your passwords.

The Card-Reader will:

    verify numbers you enter on its keypad
    generate new random numbers for you to use online

and because these numbers change each time you use your Card-Reader, they can't be imitated or copied

Your Card-Reader

NB: If you're banking online at the moment, remember your banking session automatically ends after 10 minutes


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