Card Reader - Security Centre | Ulster Bank

Online banking card reader

Peace of mind when banking online

Online protection in the palm of your hand What is a card reader?
  • A card reader is a small hand held chip and PIN (Personal Identification Number) device which works with your online banking service to provide an extra layer of protection against online fraud.
  • The card reader simply reads the security chip on your Debit Card and generates a code which you type into your computer to authorise certain transactions
How does it work?
  • Simply insert your Debit Card into the device when asked to do so on Anytime Banking, follow the on-screen instructions and the card reader will generate a unique code.  You just have to enter this code to authorise your online payment.

  • You won't be asked to use a card reader for every transaction through online banking but you may need it the first time you:
        - Set up a new Standing order
        - Amend or update an existing payment instruction through online banking
        - Set up a new credit card payment or payment to a third party for the first time

  • The card reader doesn't hold any personal information or details about you or your passwords.
Why do I need it?

Peace of mind

We use the latest technology to ensure ensure you a protected when banking online, and our Card Reader is another layer of protection used to ensure transactions are genuine and authorised by you.


Get the most from online banking

  • Your Card Reader will give you the ability to take advantage of all our online banking services, from setting up payments and sending money abroad to keeping your personal details up to date.
  • Its free to order a card reader (just click on the 'security' option once logged into online banking) why not order one today so you have it to hand when you need it.
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