We use two-factor authentication to verify it's you when you use online banking (making a payment to someone new for example) or make purchases with your card online. It's the banking industry's way of double-checking it's really you.
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) has been introduced to help protect you against fraud and make banking safer. We have changed how you verify yourself in online banking to meet this regulatory requirement. We are also making changes to how you make card purchases online but these will come a little later.
So you can use online banking and make purchases with your card online in the future, your contact details need to be up to date.
We have replaced card readers with a different way to verify yourself. We've also increased security when you view statements, transactions, scheduled payments and sometimes when you log in.
Don't worry though, your existing login details haven't changed.
To complete your purchase, you'll verify yourself in a different way and probably more often.
This is so we know it's really you making the payment.
When using online banking, you'll verify yourself with a verification code we'll send to you by text message or email.
We'll send a verification code to the UK mobile number or email address you have registered with us. You'll need to enter your code along with your password and 6-digit security code when you:
And, to help further protect you from fraud, we'll also occasionally send you a verification code when you:
It's important that you never tell anyone your verification code.
When shopping with your card online you will receive a verification code by text message and be asked for your memorable name, which you currently use when making online card purchases.
We will send a verification code to the UK mobile number you have registered with us. You'll use your code and your memorable name when shopping online to confirm it's you.
The changes won't be happening just yet. We will let you know nearer the time how this will impact you if you don't have a mobile phone. Until we notify you, you can use your card to make purchases online as you do normally.
If you are using our mobile app or online banking to update your mobile phone number, please allow one Business Day for your number to be updated. We will send you an email to confirm once the changes have been made.
Download our mobile app and select "My settings and details".
Use your fingerprint, Face ID or a passnumber to update your contact details.
Visit 'Profile'. You'll need to enter your password, 6-digit security code and a verification code we will send to you by text message or email to confirm the change. It's important that you never tell anyone your verification code.
Please note: When changing your contact details, we will send a verification code to the contact details we currently have for you, not your updated details.
If you're not registered for online banking, you can register here.
Call us on +44(0)345 600 6000. You'll be asked to confirm the security details you have registered with us. Lines are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week (call charges may apply).
You'll be asked to confirm the security details you have registered with us.
Do you have a joint account?
If you have a joint account, you will both need to check and update your personal contact details.
Do you have an additional credit card holder?
An additional credit card holder will need to verify themselves by text message when making online card purchases. With their permission, we need you to provide their UK mobile phone number.
As the main card holder, you can:
We're committed to making your banking experience as safe and secure as possible.
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