• The PIN will replace the pen

    Help protect yourself and your agency and increase the security of your Government Purchasing Card (P-card) by using the PIN for transactions.

    Using a PIN is safer than using a signature. In fact, with only a 1 in 10,000 chance of someone guessing your combination, it’s much easier to forge a signature than guess a PIN!

    Like all other credit cards issued in Australia, P-cards will need a PIN to authorise a purchase where you previously used your signature.

    This change takes effect from 1 August 2014 and applies to transactions made in Australia using a chipped Australian Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® or Diners Club® card.

    If any cardholder does not know if they have a PIN or what their PIN is, don’t worry, ANZ and NAB (Purchasing Card CUA suppliers) have been monitoring card activity. To assist agencies transition, they will be creating new PINs for any cardholder who doesn’t have a PIN or has not used their PIN in the last six months.

    For agency ANZ cardholders you should’ve received your new PIN already, or if with NAB, in early June.

    Any questions? Please call the P-card CUA Contract Manager, Stephen Metaxas on (08) 6551 1396 or email stephen.metaxas@finance.wa.gov.au.

    Published date: 26 May 2014