P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:16:47    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN Shoppers who have not yet got their Chip and Pin cards in the run up to Christmas are being urged not to panic. Stores will accept the conventional debit and credit cards which require a signature, says the Chip and Pin organisation behind the new cards. Chip and Pin cards carry microchips with the aim of cutting fraud. Instead of a signature, shoppers key in their own four-digit Pin number. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Ruth Mansergh BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:12:06    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN The Chip and Pin organisation wants to clear up confusion surrounding the new style debit and credit cards. Question: After Christmas, shops upgraded to Chip and Pin will not accept signatures anymore and you will have to use your pin? Answer: If you have a Chip and Pin card but do not know or cannot remember your Pin number, you can still use your signature. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Are you a Premium Bond winner? 539 NORTON LOANS SEE p615 0800 929 100 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:17:12    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN Without your card, your Pin number is useless to a fraudster even if he has witnessed it, stresses the Chip and Pin organisation: Question: Does liability for fraud card losses pass to the consumer with the new cards? Answer: This is not the case at all. "Consumers remain fully protected from the cost of card fraud and are covered under the Banking Code." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— "Best buy" home loan rates 536 CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p370 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:10:07    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN Cardholders, not banks, choose their own Pin numbers for their new Chip and Pin cards. This same four-digit Pin is used whether at the till or cash machine, says the Chip and Pin organisation. It is important to choose a Pin that is easy to remember. "The more you use your Pin, the easier it is to remember. "So, as more businesses roll out, this will become less of an issue." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Latest rates on National Savings 540 For all the seasonal fun in your area go to our Christmas event guide p345 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:18:15    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN The Chip and Pin organisation urges everyone travelling abroad with the new credit and debit cards not to forget their four-digit numbers. "Make sure you know your pin for every Chip and Pin card your take with you. "If you do use your card at an upgraded Chip and Pin terminal, you'll be asked to use your Pin to verify the sale and may not be able to use your signature instead if you can't recall your Pin." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— "Best buy" personal loans 546 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! H/LIDAYS p200 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
P545 Teletext 545 Dec11 23:14:44    ——————————————————————————————————————— PRICKING THE MYTHS OF CHIP AND PIN New Chip and Pin cards are aimed at tackling credit card fraud. The new cards hold a microchip which the Chip and Pin organisation says stores personal information more securely than the magnetic stripe. Many European countries are upgrading payment terminals to Chip and Pin. British people abroad will have the same protection levels as in the UK. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— "Best buy" credit card deals 546 CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p370 Cards&loans Holiday £ Homes Racing
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