How to use the AIB Card Reader

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We all know how import online security is, especially when it comes to banking. The AIB Card Reader is the only device that can issue you with the unique code you need to ensure your money is kept safe and secure when you’re banking online with AIB.

What do I need My AIB Card Reader for?
You will need the AIB Card Reader to complete several AIB Phone Banking and AIB Internet Banking related payments. These include ‘once off’ transfers, new international payments and change of address. You will also need your AIB Card Reader to set up a payee and to set up or amend a credit card bill or new Standing Order.

How to order your AIB Card Reader
You can order your AIB Card Reader for free through the ’Manage My Accounts’ section on AIB Internet Banking or by contacting AIB’s Customer Support Team at 0818 724 724 or 00353 1771 24 24 from outside of Ireland.

How to activate your AIB Card Reader
Before you can use your AIB Card Reader for the first time, you will need to select the AIB Debit Card that you wish to use with your AIB Phone Banking and AIB Internet Banking. To do this, log into AIB Internet Banking, select ‘Manage My Accounts’, then ‘My Card Reader’ and follow the instructions. You can also activate your card by calling our AIB Customer Support Team.

Using your AIB Card Reader
You will be prompted to use your AIB Card Reader when completing certain transaction and functions of AIB Phone Banking and AIB Internet Banking. When you insert your AIB Debit Card into the AIB Card Reader, you will be requested to select a particular function and to enter your PIN number. Simply follow the on-screen instructions for the service you are using to complete your transaction.

It’s handy to note that the AIB Card Reader is a shareable device. It uses the chip on your AIB Debit Card to generate codes unique to you. This means you are able to use your friend’s AIB Card Reader.

To find out more about the AIB Card Reader keeps you safe and secure while you bank online, please watch our quick AIB Card Reader demo videoguide below or click here.

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.