How it works

  • Insert your card into the terminal — the Chip (it's silver or gold and on the left–hand side of your card) goes in first.
  • Leave your card in the terminal until the transaction is complete — otherwise you'll get an error and have to start again.
  • Follow the prompts on the screen, then enter your PIN or sign as usual.
  • Remove your card once the transaction is accepted.

If the terminal doesn't allow you to insert your Chip card, just swipe the magnetic stripe instead.

Why it's safer

Having a Chip on your card gives you added protection against fraud.

You don't have to have a PIN on your Chip credit card, but it's safer if you do — and without one, you can't use your card at an ATM here or overseas. You can get a PIN on your card by taking photo ID into your local Kiwibank.

As always, your card is protected — so you're not liable for any unauthorised fraudulent transactions. If you think your card has been used without your authorisation, call us as soon as possible on 0800 601 601.

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Going overseas?

Every country has different technology, so you may be prompted to insert your Chip, tap your card or swipe it. Any way you pay, your purchase will be processed the same.