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Tesco Pay+

Why do I need to authenticate my card in-store?

Occasionally we may need to do an additional security check when you add a card to your wallet.

We do this by asking you to bring your card with you and authenticate it in store using Chip and PIN.


It's really simple and you should only need to do this once.

1) At the checkout, open the app and select the card you wish to authenticate.
2) Scan the barcode on the phone screen
3) Insert your card into the Chip and PIN device and enter your PIN.
4) If you've entered the correct PIN, your card will be authenticated and available to use in your Tesco Pay+ account.


Is this why mine asks me to put my card in the reader every 3 or 4 transactions? It's really irritating 

Yes, you will be asked from time to time to use the card rather than contactless, @Mixiah. Apologies for any inconvenience - Ainsley