Card security

MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa are services that enhance the security of online payments.

Keep your card safe

  • Never keep the card and PIN in the same place. Always memorise the PIN.
  • Do not let other people see the PIN when you are keying it in at ATMs or other places of use.
  • Never surrender the card’s number or its PIN via telephone, e-mail or in any other way when asked, even if inquirers present themselves as the bank’s employees or police officers.
  • You can set daily security limits for your card that govern cash withdrawals at ATMs and bill payments at payment ATMs to increase the security of card use.
  • Keep your card as safely as you keep your cash. Do not leave it unattended in a car, on a restaurant table, or in your office or hotel room.
  • Always check the total sum before you sign a sales receipt.
  • You can follow your card use by comparing the sales receipts with your account statement or credit card invoice.
  • Check regularly that you have not lost your card.

Make secure online payments

With the increasing popularity of online payments, we want to offer you a secure way to pay with your card on the Internet. We recommend that you only do your shopping on the websites of merchants who participate in a service for secure payment like MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa.

What are MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa services?

MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa are services that enhance the security of online payments. They have been developed in cooperation by international card companies, MasterCard and Visa. The services authenticate both parties of the payment transaction, the buyer and the merchant, at the time of purchase.

When you are doing purchases on the website of a merchant participating in the MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa service, your first enter the card number, then the validity and the security code. Finally you confirm your purchase with Nordea’s access codes or password. The merchant only receives a confirmation of a successful identification in the form of a payment authorisation.

Registering for the service

You can register your Business Visa Debit card for the Verified by Visa service in Nordea's Netbank (Cards > Usage area and Internet). You can also register for the service by filling in the registration form on this page and returning it to Nordea.

Nordea Business MasterCards and First Cards will be automatically registered for the MasterCard SecureCode service as of the end of April. Online payments need to be confirmed with a one-time password sent to the cardholder by an SMS. The use of the service requires a Finnish mobile phone number. If you do not have a Finnish mobile phone number, you can have a permanent password by filling in the form below.

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