One card-reader fits all for online banking

Reading time: 1 minuteGood news if you do online banking with several different banks. You only need one card-reader. The card-readers are all the same bar the branding. So if you bank with Barclays, NatWest, Nationwide, RBS and no doubt others too, you can get away with only carrying one card-reader around with you. I’ve tried it with […]

Online barking with Banclays

Reading time: 1 minuteI’ve just received my PINsentry device from Barclays. It’s the size of a pocket calculator (remeber those?) or a largish mobile phone. So to do online banking with Barclays, you now have to carry this device around with you everywhere you go as well as have your bank card handy. This is meant to make […]

How to find the IMEI number on a mobile phone

Reading time: 1 minuteKey in *#06# Turn off your handset. Turn it on again. Allow the handset to load completely. Press the following keys one by one: * # 0 6 # Read the screen. As you press on the last #, a number will appear with the title IMEI number […] If your mobile phone is stolen, […]

Chip and PIN

Reading time: 2 minutesChip and PIN as a method of payment has been in the UK for a couple of months now, and according to all the major card companies is the most secure system so far. According to this info on UK government website crimereduction.gov.uk, the initiative is costing £1.1billion. This to combat plastic fraud which in […]

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