Contactless Debit Card

The BNF Contactless Debit Card gives you access to your money anytime, anywhere, in a convenient and more secure environment. You can use it at any Visa supported ATM or EPOS Terminal, both locally and worldwide. 

Key benefits 

You can: 

  • pay for your everyday purchases without the need to carry around cheques or cash;
  • withdraw cash from a VISA ATM anywhere in the world; and
  • make online, phone and mail-order purchases without leaving the comfort of your home. 

Activate your Debit Card

To request activation, for your new or renewed BNF Contactless Debit Card: 

  • log on to BNF Internet Banking or Mobile app
  • click on Messages
  • select New Message
  • select Activate Debit Card
  • click on Send; and 
  • wait for a confirmation message before use. 

For non BNF Internet or Mobile Banking subscribers, please contact our Customer Care team on (+356) 2260 1000 from Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 8:00pm or on Saturday between 8:00am and 1:00pm. 


Contactless Debit Card Payments Limit

  • A limit of up to €50 for each transaction.  For purchases of over €50, you will need to key in your PIN. 
  • The cumulative daily maximum limit of €250 (5x€50) is accepted with PIN only, any payment over €250, will require a Chip and PIN.   

Security Features 

The BNF Debit Card is equipped with the new EMV Chip technology which enhances security.  This technology requires the use of the PIN to authorise purchases, hence replacing the need to sign a transaction receipt upon card usage.

For security reasons, you will be required to insert your BNF Contactless Debit Card for an EMV Chip transaction and key in your PIN:

  • on your very first transaction, to ensure that the card is in your rightful possession.  Contactless will be activated right after your first transaction;
  • on the 6th consecutive contactless transaction, to minimise risk on repeated transactions such as when cards are lost or stolen; and 
  • if the transaction is over €50.

3D Secure

The BNF Bank Contactless Debit Card is 3D Secure. This technology gives you an additional layer of security when shopping online, and further protects against unauthorised and fraudulent card transactions by requiring authentication whenever an eligible purchase is made.  More information, including an FAQ and terms and conditions, are available here.

Come talk to us

Applying for a Contactless Debit Card is simple.  Visit us at your preferred BNF Bank branch and open a Current or Savings Account.

If you're already a BNF Debit Cardholder and would like to switch to Contactless, you may submit a request for replacement by advising your relationship officer at the branch or by calling Customer Care on (+356) 2260 1000.  You can also opt to send a secure message via the BNF Internet Banking or Mobile App.

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Terms and conditions.

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