I'd rather not have to go through the whole stupid thing. How come they're allowed to force this new system on me anyway?
Yeah, I'll carry lots of cash around with me, great idea...
ATMs are different. There isn't usually a massive queue building up behind you like there is in a supermarket - and even if there is, it's further away - nor are there shop assistants on the other side. ATMs are kind of buried into walls, so they are already mostly hidden.
In fact! Incognito Chip and PIN machines have a special surround on them to help privacy... just rest your hand on top! Nobody can see what youre typing!
The biggest problem I've seen from relatives/friends is that with multiple cards they have problems remembering all their different pins lol
incidentally, another benefit of chip and pin is that you can let other people use your card to buy things (eg wife giving husband her card to do the shopping). Though I'm sure thats not what they were inteded to help!
Most shops let you sign still, though Juno's right, they're not obliged to.
I'm a bit annoyed about Chip & Pin though. I went to the cashpoint to get 20 quid out, and it wouldn't even let me check my balance. I went to the bank and queued for half an hour, only to be told that a new Chip and Pin card had been sent to my new branch for collection, but no one thought to tell me. I was also told that, as it had been two months, the thing might have been destroyed. Luckily, when I got there, the card was there, and I finally got my cash out.
so, that's my Chip & Pin story. I rarely use my card as a Debit card, just to withdraw cash.
i think chip and pin is well easier i work for next and when on the tills the assistants cant see the pin being entered and there more busy doing other things. but it does speed up the whole process.
Thats excelant. (thinks up a random 4digit number and grabs the CD marker pen on his left)