Gemalto's new mobile solution offers PIN via SMS

Gemalto has provided a solution that securely issues PIN codes associated to LCL payment cards directly to customers through SMS.

Gemalto, a digital security firm, has provided complete software, platform and service solution that securely issues PIN codes associated to LCL payment cards directly to customers through SMS.

Known as Allynis eService, the new mobile solution is part of Gemalto’s broader range of digital services associated with payment card issuance and certified by international payment associations, including PIN delivery by app or over the Internet.

Card-owners who forget their confidential code when out shopping or withdrawing cash will benefit greatly from the option of speedy reminders, according to the company.

When a newly created card is mailed to a home address, distribution of PIN by SMS instead of a letter to the same destination will reduce the risk of fraud from stolen cards and PINs.

Gemalto’s solution for LCL has been created on Gemalto’s field-proven Netsize platform. Gemalto’s service offers 24/7 support, online statistics, and a comprehensive Service Level Agreement ensuring reliability, availability and speed.

Gemalto Europe, Mediterranean and CIS president Philippe Cambriel said, “LCL recognizes the mobile channel as a new opportunity to support their continued drive to optimize card activation rates and be the top-of-wallet choice for payment.”

“Enabling cardholders to get their PIN code on their mobile phone prompts them to start using their banking card as soon as they receive it.”

LCL operates as a French retail banking company and manage more than 2,000 branches across France, serving over 6,330.000 individuals and 27,000 corporate clients.