I’m getting sick of the British banks’ self-gratification. They’re saying that Britain is
one of the first countries to make use of this “new” chip-and-pin system, where you
identify yourself by a pin-code instead of by signature when you’re buying goods at shops.
What they fail to mention is that they are more than 10 years (at least) behind other
countries. Flashback to Norway 10 years ago, long before I even thought about moving to
Britain. I had a bank account with a VISA debit card, and I never had to sign when
purchasing stuff. I always tapped in my pin-code.
I don’t know how much longer they’ve had that arrangement over there because I was too
young to have a debit card much before that. It was pretty common to use plastic payment
options though, so I imagine it’d been in place for a while.
Ok, I should shut up now. I’ve ranted enough for one day.