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Choosing PIN entry devices and how they are evaluated

It is important that all PIN entry devices installed in the UK are secure, reliable and can be trusted by merchants and consumers alike.

For this reason, members of The UK Cards Association, the leading trade body for the payments industry in the UK, have agreed that all of their PIN entry devices must be approved for use in the UK.

Devices are evaluated against a Protection Profile, in accordance with common criteria procedures outlined by an international standard (ISO 15408-1:1999).

We have an up-to-date list of the many approved vendors and PIN entry products. These all meet the APACS PED Protection Profile, which means that they are secure for customers to use.

To view our list of PIN entry device suppliers please click here.

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