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AIB Card Reader FAQs

  • What is the AIB Card Reader?

    It is a small hand held device which works with the AIB Debit Card to generate unique security codes for authenticating transactions on AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

  • Who do I contact if I need assistance using my AIB Card Reader?

    Our Phone & Internet Banking Customer Service team is available to assist you on 0818 724 724 or from outside of Ireland on +353 1 771 2424.

     

  • Why do I need an AIB Card Reader?

    To complete the following payment related services on AIB Phone & Internet Banking an AIB Card Reader is required:

    • One Off Transfers

    • New International Payments (not available through AIB Phone Banking)

    • Set up a payee

    • Set up / Amend a Credit Card Bill

    • Set up / Amend a new Standing Order

    • Change of Address.
       

    Certain other services on AIB Phone & Internet Banking, for example Change of Address, will also require an AIB Card Reader.
     

    When you select one of these services we will remind you that you need an AIB Card Reader to use the service online.

  • Will I need my AIB Card Reader to log in to AIB Phone & Internet Banking?

    No. You will NEVER be asked to enter a code generated from your AIB Card Reader to log in to AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

  • How can I order an AIB Card Reader?

    You can order your AIB Card Reader through the 'Services & Settings' section on AIB Internet Banking or by contacting our Customer Service Team. The AIB Card Reader can be ordered at any time through AIB Internet Banking when you select one of the services which require an AIB Card Reader. We will remind you that you need an AIB Card Reader to use the service and we will give you the option to order it there and then.

  • When will I receive my AIB Card Reader?

    Your AIB Card Reader will be sent to you in the post within 3-4 business days.

  • I have an AIB Code Card, can I keep using this if I don't order an AIB Card Reader?

    A Code Card can only be used by customers who do not hold an account which is eligible for an AIB Debit Card (e.g. Junior Saver or Credit Card Only accounts).

  • I received my AIB Card Reader; what do I do now?

    Before you use your AIB Card Reader for the first time, you must nominate the AIB Debit Card that you wish to you use in conjunction with your AIB Phone & Internet Banking by following the steps below:

     

    • Log in to AIB Internet Banking

    • Select 'Services & Settings'

    • Select the 'Card Reader'

    • Click on 'Select your AIB Debit Card' and click 'Next'

    • Follow the instructions to activate the AIB Debit Card you wish to us.

     

    AIB Phone Banking only customers can call one of our Customer Service Advisers on 0818 724 724 (+353 1 7712424 from outside of Ireland) to activate.

  • How do I use my AIB Card Reader?

    Once you have nominated the AIB Debit Card you wish to use with your AIB Card Reader, you will be prompted to use your AIB Card Reader when completing certain transactions and functions of AIB Phone & Internet Banking.
     

    After inserting your AIB Debit Card into your AIB Card Reader, you will be requested to select a particular function on your AIB Card Reader. You will then be requested to enter your AIB Debit Card PIN into your AIB Card Reader.
     

    The function requested will depend on the service which you are completing within AIB Phone & Internet Banking. Simply follow the onscreen instructions for the particular service you are using to complete your transaction.

  • How do I enter the payment amount on my AIB Card Reader?

    You should enter the payment amount including decimals when requested on your AIB Card Reader.

    Please note if you are making a payment using Japanese Yen (JPY), you will need to enter the payment amount including the decimal place '.00' on your AIB Card Reader. For example: 100Yen will be entered to your AIB Card Reader as 100.00.

  • I have an urgent payment to complete but I cannot find my AIB Card Reader, what should I do?

    The AIB Card Reader device is not unique to each user and can be shared by customers. If you have an urgent payment or transaction which requires an AIB Card Reader you can borrow another user's AIB Card Reader device to complete your transaction using your own AIB Debit Card.

     

    If you lose your AIB Card Reader, you can order a subsequent device, either through the 'Service & Settings' section on AIB Internet Banking or by contacting our Customer Service Team. A fee will apply for additional/replacement Card Readers.

  • My AIB Card Reader has requested me to 'Enter PIN'; what is this?

    This is the PIN associated with your nominated AIB Debit Card. This is the same PIN that you use at ATMs or when purchasing items using your AIB Debit Card.

    If you enter the PIN incorrectly you will have 2 more attempts to enter the correct PIN. If you cannot remember your PIN, please contact +353 1 2695022 to order a PIN Reminder.

    Once you receive your reminder AIB Debit Card PIN or if you subsequently remember your PIN you can go to most AIB ATMs to 'unlock' it. Simply insert your card, select the 'PIN Service' options and follow the instructions.

    If you have any questions about your card or PIN please contact your branch or telephone +353 1 2695022.

  • Can I use someone else's AIB Card Reader?

    Yes. The AIB Card Reader is a shareable device.  It uses the chip on your AIB Debit Card to generate codes unique to you.

  • I have received a replacement AIB Debit Card; can I continue using this with my AIB Card Reader?

    Yes. Your AIB Internet Banking screen will ask you to confirm you are using your new AIB Debit Card. Simply tick the box to confirm and complete the transaction using your new AIB Debit Card. As this is a replacement card you can use your existing PIN.

  • My AIB Debit Card was lost/stolen, what should I do?

    Call 1800 24 22 27 (or +353 1 2695022 from outside of Ireland) immediately to report your card lost or stolen. A new AIB Debit Card and PIN will be sent to you at your address on our system.

     

    While you are waiting for your new card, you will continue to have access to AIB Phone & Internet Banking; however any service which requires an AIB Card Reader will not be available until you activate your new AIB Debit Card for use with your AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

     

    When you receive your new AIB Debit Card you will need to re-activate your AIB Card Reader though the 'Service & Settings' section on AIB Internet Banking or by contacting our Customer Service Team.

  • Do you have an AIB Card Reader for visually impaired customers?

    Yes. If you would like to order a device designed for our visually impaired customers, please contact our Customer Service Team.

  • Is there a charge for my AIB Card Reader?

    There is no charge for your first AIB Card Reader. All additional/replacement AIB Card Readers ordered will incur a fee of €5.50 which will be debited from the account that you nominate at the time of order.

  • The IBAN that I am making a payment to does not have 8 digits, what do I do?

    Simply enter all the numeric digits which appear in the IBAN.

  • My AIB Card Reader is not working, what should I do?

    If your AIB Card Reader is not working, please make sure you have:
     

    • Removed the plastic tab on the battery compartment

    • Inserted your AIB Debit Card correctly i.e. chip facing downwards.
       

    If you continue to have problems please contact our Customer Service Team.

  • Can I change the battery on my AIB Card Reader?

    Yes, your AIB Card Reader is operated using two CR2032 batteries. To replace, use a pen to unlock the battery compartment located at the bottom of your AIB Card Reader. 

  • Why does my AIB Card Reader display 'Wrong PIN' after I insert my AIB Debit Card?

    The text 'Wrong PIN' is displayed after inserting your AIB Debit Card when the wrong AIB Debit Card PIN was entered the last time you attempted to use your AIB Card Reader.

    The text 'Wrong PIN' will flash on the AIB Card Reader for a number of seconds before prompting you to enter your AIB Debit Card PIN. Please ensure that you enter the correct PIN so that you don't lock your AIB Card Reader for use with your AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

    The text 'Wrong PIN Last Try' will appear on AIB Card Reader when you have one more attempt at entering your PIN before it is locked for use with your AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

  • What happens if I enter the wrong code from my AIB Card Reader?

    If you enter the wrong code six times into AIB Internet Banking, the Card Reader will lock and you will need to call our Customer Service Team to unlock your Card Reader.

  • I have locked my AIB Debit Card PIN, can I still access AIB Phone & Internet Banking?

    Yes, you will be able to access AIB Phone & Internet Banking but you will be unable to complete any transactions which require an AIB Card Reader. You will be able to:

     

    • Access Account Balances and Transactions
    • Transfer money between your own existing accounts
    • Transfer money to existing payees
    • Make bill payments to existing utility companies.

     

    Please contact our Card Services Team on +353 1 269 5022 to order a PIN Reminder. Once you receive your reminder AIB Debit Card PIN or if you subsequently remember your PIN, you can go to most AIB ATMs to ‘unlock’ it. Simply insert your card, select the ‘PIN Service’ option and follow the on screen instructions.

     

    If you have any questions about your AIB Debit Card or PIN, please contact our Card Services Team on +353 1 269 5022 or contact your local branch.

  • Error Message: Pin Locked Contact Bank

    This message is displayed when you have entered an incorrect Debit Card PIN into the AIB Card Reader on 3 or more occasions. It means your PIN has been locked and you will be unable to use your card with your PIN until your PIN is unlocked.

     

    If you cannot remember your PIN, please contact our Card Services Team to order a PIN Reminder. When you receive your reminder AIB Debit Card PIN or if you subsequently remember your PIN, you can go to most AIB ATM’s to ‘unlock’ it. Simply insert your card, select the ‘PIN Service’ option and follow the on screen instructions.

     

    If you have any questions about your AIB Debit Card or PIN, please contact our Card Services Team on +353 1 269 5022 or contact your local branch.

  • Error Message: The details you have entered are incorrect Ref: CRG 400

    You have entered the wrong code into AIB Phone & Internet Banking. Please remove the card from the Card Reader and start the process again, carefully following the instructions on the screen.

  • Error Message: The details you have entered are incorrect Ref: CRG 405

    The Card Reader has been locked due to 6 or more invalid attempts when entering the code into AIB Phone & Internet Banking. Please call our Customer Service Team, who will be able to help.

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AIB Code Card FAQs

  • I have an AIB Code Card, can I keep using this if I don’t order an AIB Card Reader?

    An AIB Code Card is only available for customers who do not hold an account which is eligible for an AIB Debit Card (e.g. Junior Saver or Credit Card only accounts).

  • Who do I contact if I need assistance with my AIB Code Card?

    You can call our Phone & Internet Banking Customer Service team on 0818 724 724 or from outside of Ireland on +353 1 771 2424.

  • Why do I need an AIB Code Card?

    To complete the following services on AIB Phone & Internet Banking an AIB Code Card is required:
     

    • One Off Transfers

    • New International Payments (not available through AIB Phone Banking)

    • Set up a payee

    • Set up / Amend a Credit Card Bill

    • Set up / Amend a new Standing Order

    • Change of Address.
       

    Certain other services will also require a Code Card.


    When you select one of these services, we will remind you that you need an AIB Code Card.
     

    Note: Depending on the service selected, you will be asked to enter either one or two codes from your AIB Code Card to complete the transaction/request.

  • Will I need an AIB Code Card to log in to AIB Phone & Internet Banking?

    No. You will NEVER be asked to supply codes from your AIB Code Card to log into AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

  • How can I order an AIB Code Card?

    You can order your AIB Code Card  through the 'Services & Settings' section on AIB Internet Banking or by contacting our Customer Service Team. The AIB Code Card can be ordered at any time through AIB Internet Banking when you select one of the services which require an AIB Code Card. We will remind you that you need an AIB Code Card to use the service and we will give you the option to order it there and then.

  • When will I receive my AIB Code Card?

    Your AIB Code Card will be sent by post within 3-4 business days.

  • How do I use my AIB Code Card?

    Once you have ordered and received your AIB Code Card, you will be asked to enter random code(s) from your AIB Code Card when using one of the services listed above.


    You should input the 4-digit code corresponding to the Code Number on your AIB Code Card to confirm a transaction or to apply for a service.

  • Can I use someone else's AIB Code Card?

    No. The AIB Code Card is unique to each user and cannot be shared with anyone else.

  • I have an urgent payment to complete, but I cannot find my AIB Code Card. What should I do?

    To complete your urgent request, please drop into your local AIB Branch.

  • What happens if my AIB Code Card is lost or stolen?

    Please contact our Customer Service Team who will cancel your AIB Code Card and order a new one for you.

  • What happens if I enter the wrong code from my AIB Code Card?

    If you enter the incorrect code from your AIB Code Card three times, the AIB Code Card will be locked. Please contact our Customer Service Team for assistance.

  • What happens when I use all the codes on my AIB Code Card?

    When you have used most of the codes on your AIB Code Card, you will automatically be issued a new AIB Code Card. The system will automatically prompt you as to when you should move over to your new AIB Code Card.

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