Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


old3eyes

8475 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

#150700 31-Jul-2014 10:39
Send private message

I saw this allot when in Ozz last week.  It appears as from August 01 that if you don't have a PIN with your credit / debit card you won't be able to use it in Ozz.  Signatures no longer  allowed.
Any idea if this is going to be implemented here?    Also as the likes of Prezzy cards don't use a PIN,   From the Preezy card site "When you are present and pay for a purchase, swipe your card through the EFTPOS machine and press ‘credit’. There’s no PIN so you need to sign the receipt."   Guess you can't use that in Ozz as well..




Regards,

Old3eyes


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1099121 31-Jul-2014 10:44
Send private message

About time long time overdue

 
 
 
 


tardtasticx
3027 posts

Uber Geek


  #1099133 31-Jul-2014 10:52
Send private message

Should have happened years and years ago. Why have they been holding onto signatures for so long? Is it like the US system where no one wants to switch to Chip + PIN because of the expense apparently?




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


gzt

gzt
11674 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1099137 31-Jul-2014 10:56
Send private message

Hmm. Last time I was in UK nearly every pos terminal I used a CC on did not prompt for a pin and requested a signature instead. I'm unsure if the same occurred in Aust.

old3eyes

8475 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1099161 31-Jul-2014 11:36
Send private message

gzt: Hmm. Last time I was in UK nearly every pos terminal I used a CC on did not prompt for a pin and requested a signature instead. I'm unsure if the same occurred in Aust.

 

It did last time I was there 4 years ago but not last week.  Promted to enter PIN  only




Regards,

Old3eyes


gzt

gzt
11674 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1099163 31-Jul-2014 11:37
Send private message

Aust or UK?

dejadeadnz
2398 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1099229 31-Jul-2014 12:26
Send private message

Getting rid of signatures for credit cards is about 10 years overdue.



 
 
 
 


old3eyes

8475 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1099236 31-Jul-2014 12:34
Send private message

gzt: Aust or UK?

 

Ozz.




Regards,

Old3eyes


old3eyes

8475 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1099237 31-Jul-2014 12:35
Send private message

dejadeadnz: Getting rid of signatures for credit cards is about 10 years overdue.




That was one of the reasons I ditched my Amex card.   Was no use at a terminal that needed a PIN. 




Regards,

Old3eyes


dejadeadnz
2398 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1099370 31-Jul-2014 14:48
Send private message

I like Amex (and still have one) but only use it on more high risk transactions, knowing (and having experience to suggest) that they are much more likely to be on my side if and when I need to do a charge back or dispute things. However, for day to day use it is next to useless given that many places don't take it and it still requires a signature. I can't be stuffed waiting around to sign something.

On a semi-related topic: NZ's credit card offerings are, as a rule, a total joke. The annual fees are too high and supposed premium offerings like platinum cards are doled out left, right and centre and hence the "rewards" largely suck.



ajobbins
Awesome
4891 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1099407 31-Jul-2014 15:35
Send private message

I suspect this will be like what happened when they went PIN-only in the UK a number of years back - Overseas cards will be exempt for a period of time.

When I was in the US last year, lots of very new machines didn't have a pin pad at all. Some had fancy touch screens with a stylus to capture the signature electronically tho.

Will likely be enforced locally for local cards, but some flexibility for regional card differences.

I'm in Oz and this has been heavily advertised, yet when I was at the supermarket just 2 days ago both the two people in front of me in the line signed for their purchase on a card. They are screwed come tomorrow if they haven't loaded a PIN.

Everytime I have used signature in the past 9 months or so (Never by choice - usually forced upon me at restaurants etc) I get a pointed email from the bank the next day telling me to stop signing and use my damn PIN!




Twitter: ajobbins


rugrat
2197 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1099471 31-Jul-2014 17:04
Send private message

Wonder what will happen with cards that don't do pins?

Which already mentioned Amex and Prezzy Cards are two of them?, though I don't know why Amex doesn't use pin at eftpos, but does in an ATM.

Giggs
252 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1099476 31-Jul-2014 17:15
Send private message

The only place in NZ I get regularly hit up for a signature is in restaurants.  As others have said this change is long overdue. 

PhantomNVD
2621 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1099480 31-Jul-2014 17:22
Send private message

cant think of the last time i needed to sign for anything... seriously, must have been more than 2 years ago at least.... BUT the new CC i got with a chip in it refuses to be swiped (forced to use chip) and takes AT LEAST twice as long to go though (AND insists on holding the card till the final transaction goes through!)

BUT strangely also has paywave functionality, and will happily charge out upto $80 without ANY authorisation, which I DON'T like, so I guess you just have to suck up whatever the banks feel like doing until eventually you get used to it, or they start only adding the features you ASK for?

Handle9
4750 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1099504 31-Jul-2014 18:01
Send private message

FYI Amex does do PIN on their chip cards - at least on the chip cards. My new corporate Amex has a PIN.

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.