Saturday, November 30, 2013

Debit card will require ATM PIN to do POS Transaction

For using your debit card at retail outlets, you need to use your existing ATM PIN. This is as per RBI mandate. For every merchant transaction that involves payment through debit card — for example, shopping at a mall, payment at a restaurant or petrol pump — the debit card holder would have to key in the ATM PIN after the card is swiped at the handheld electronic device. The transaction will be validated only after the account holder keys in the PIN.This would be applicable across every merchant transaction in the country.


To increase security of card transactions. If entering a PIN is mandatory, then someone with a stolen card will not be able to use it for payment. The RBI has asked all banks to put in place measures to make card transactions more secure. The banks are looking to develop backend technology to enhance security. Till now Banks that have not introduced the system are in the process of doing so

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