PSBank clients advised: get more secure, chip-enabled cards before end-August

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MANILA – Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) clients have until the end of August to get their more secure PSBank EMV chip-enabled cards.

The thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group has declared a deadline for deactivating all its non-EMV.

“All non-EMV PSBank cards can no longer be used beginning September 1, 2017,” PSBank said. Clients should replace their non-EMV cards now at any PSBank branch. Replacement is FREE of charge, the bank said in a statement.

PSBank debit and prepaid card accountholders can simply visit any branch to get their card. They simply need to bring their old card and one government-issued valid ID.

For PSBank Flexi account holders, their card will be delivered via courier to their office address while their PIN will be delivered separately via another courier to their home address. Flexi card holders can activate their card by calling PSBank’s 24/7 Customer Experience Hotline at (02)845-8888 or by visiting the nearest PSBank branch.

The Bank started to issue EMV chip-enabled cards as early as January 3, 2017. All its more than 600 ATMs are already EMV-ready.

PSBank’s move to shift to EMV chip-enabled cards is in line with the issuance of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Circular No. 859 or the Europay, Mastercard and Visa Implementation Guidelines.

The PSBank EMV chip-enabled cards have enhanced features for verifying transactions made on the card, therefore minimizing cases of card-present fraud incidents and identity theft and giving cardholders the peace of mind whenever they do card transactions.