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Garanti BBVA ships 'blank' card with no code imprints

Garanti BBVA ships 'blank' card with no code imprints

Garanti BBVA has begun issuing a rewards-based credit card that stores credit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes on a separate mobile app, rather than on the physical card itself.

Customers of the Turkish bank can already apply for the new Bonus Diji card digitally and have it approved in a matter of minutes without the need for a physical signature.

Once approved, customers will be able to start shopping immediately thanks to the built in QR and mobile payment features without having to wait to receive the physical card.

The physical version of Bonus Diji does not include any visible number or code imprinted on the card’s surface, Instead, this information is stored securely on companion app BonusFlaş.

Murat Çağrı Süzer, head of payment systems at Garanti BBVA, says: "Many customers are concerned about the possibility of having their credit card details inadvertently copied. However, with this new card, the problem disappears."

Comments: (2)

Ben Davies
Ben Davies - Cubic Transportation Systems - Sydney 09 October, 2020, 10:19Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

So, what is the actual purpose of the physical card?

Derek Corcoran
Derek Corcoran - Avoka - Broomfield 09 October, 2020, 15:29Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

My guess would be that the card still has a mag strip and chip - os it cna be swiped or inserted. But if you need the numbers for an online transaction...they're in the app. 

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