Alawwal Bank takes your security very seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information and have put in place a number of measures to ensure your banking is safe and secure.
We have introduced an online security feature with MasterCard® SecureCode™ and Verified by Visa payment and authentication services to protect you while you shop online. MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa are free, simple to use services, which make it safer for you to shop online using your credit card. You can create a password, which you can use to verify your transactions everytime. The password is an 'electronic signature' for internet transactions.
What is Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
Alawwal Bank Card Secure is a free online shopping authentication service provided in partnership with MasterCard® SecureCode™ and Verified by Visa to protect you while you shop online with your Alawwal Bank credit cards.
The service offers extra protection by prompting you for your pre-registered password before you complete a transaction (check out) much in the same way as entering a PIN when you purchase goods in a shop. This is an added service that protects you against any fraudulent activities on your credit card accounts.Alawwal Bank has introduced this service to ensure that all customers can shop online with confidence and peace of mind.
How does Alawwal Bank Card Secure protect me?
Once registered with Alawwal Bank Card Secure, all your online transactions at participating merchants have to be validated using your Username and Password. You will not be held responsible for any unauthorised charges online at those participating merchants.
Will I need to apply for a new card to use Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
No. You will be able to use any of your existing Alawwal Bank credit cards.
Do I have to pay for Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
No. Alawwal Bank Card Secure is a completely free service.
How do I register for Alawwal Bank Card Secure
You can register in two ways:
During the checkout process a MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa window will appear and you will be asked to create your username and password.
Is registration with Alawwal Bank Card Secure mandatory?
Yes, Alawwal Bank Card Secure is designed to enhance your security when shopping online. If you do not register your card the first time you are prompted to, you will still be able to complete your transaction. However, it will only be possible to bypass registration a limited number of times, after which, you will not be able to complete transactions at any participating merchants.
What cards can I register with Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
You can register any of your existing Alawwal Bank Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
How many cards can I register with Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
There is no limit to the number of cards you register.
I have registered a Alawwal Bank Credit card that has a supplementary cardholder. Does that person have to register their card separately or can we share a password?
No. Primary and supplementary cardholders must register separately.
To register you must provide 3 types of information:
You should never share your password with anyone. This increases the security of your online purchases.
Why do I have to supply personal information during registration?
The personal information you are supplying is used as a security measure to validate your identity against our records. If there are any changes to this information, or if you have not updated us with these, please contact your nearest branch or the Call Centre on 8001243000, or From outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 00966-9200-13323.
What is a Personal Message?
The Personal Message is a short sentence, up to 30 characters, that you create (e.g. My car is blue). When you shop online, always look for this message on your screen before entering your Password. This indicates that you are in a secure Alawwal Bank site. Your Personal Message must be different from your password. Your password will always be encrypted, while the personal message is openly displayed on as part of the check-out process. If you have not yet registered a personal message, 'First Bank In The Kingdom' will be the default message displayed.
What happens if I don't see my personal message or 'First Bank In The Kingdom'?
Do not enter your password to complete the transaction. Contact us immediately to report this on 8001243000, or From outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 00966-9200-13323
What do I do if I have problems during the registration process?
If you have any problems or require further clarification and information on Alawwal Bank Card Secure you can contact our Call Centre on 8001243000, or From outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 00966-9200-13323.
What happens when my registered Alawwal Bank credit card expires?
Alawwal Bank Card Secure is automatically updated with the new card information. You do not need to re-register in order to continue using the service.
What happens if I cancel my Alawwal Bank credit card and then get a new one with a different account number?
You will need to register the new card to be able to use the Alawwal Bank Card Secure service.
Registration during shopping online
What is 'Registration during shopping online'?
Every time you shop online with your Alawwal Bank credit card at a participating merchant, you will be presented with an opportunity during the checkout process to register your card (unless you have already activated the service).
I have registered my card with Alawwal Bank Card Secure. Can I register additional cards?
Yes, once you have registered one card, you can add any other Alawwal Bank credit cards you may have.
Shopping with Alawwal Bank Card Secure
How do I use Alawwal Bank Card Secure?
After registration, this service will be automatically available every time you shop online with your MasterCard or Visa credit card at a participating merchant.
Upon checkout your personal message will be displayed to verify that your transaction is secure.
If you have not registered a personal message, a message 'First Bank In The Kingdom' will be displayed. You can customize this at any time by accessing your account through Cardholder Services.
How soon after completing my online registration can I begin to use the Alawwal Bank Card Secure service to make online purchases?
You can start to use the service immediately after you complete the registration process.
What should I do if I purchase online and I am not asked for my Alawwal Bank Card Secure password?
First, check to make sure that the card you are using for the purchase is registered with Alawwal Bank Card Secure. Then check whether the site displays a Verified by Visa or MasterCard® SecureCode™ logo. If the merchant is participating and you are using the right card, contact the merchant's customer service centre for help.
Can I purchase at merchants that do not participate in the Alawwal Bank Card Secure service?
Yes. However you will not be able to use Alawwal Bank Card Secure. To complete the purchase at such merchants, simply follow the regular checkout process.
Where can I view the history of my Alawwal Bank Card Secure purchases?
You can view your transaction history by logging in to Cardholder Services and following the link for Transactions.
I forgot my password. What should I do?
If you have forgotten your Password, select the "Forgot your Password?" link, on the checkout page during shopping, then on the following page type your credit card number and enter your security details. You will then be able to select a new Password. Or, you can visit Cardholder Services to reset your password.
Will using Alawwal Bank Card Secure guarantee payment of any online purchase?
No. Alawwal Bank Card Secure only authenticates the cardholder. The authorisation of each transaction will be subject to sufficient funds being available or any other fraud prevention checks being completed satisfactorily.
What facilities are available under Cardholder Services?
Under Cardholder Services you can view your account summary, all your online transactions at participating merchants, and reset your Password or Personal Message.
How do I access Cardholder Services?
You can access Cardholder Services through the Alawwal Bank Card Securepages. You will need to login using your Username and Password.
How do I change my Personal Message?
You can change your Personal Message at any time by logging into Cardholder Services.
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Verified by Visa and MasterCard offers comprehensive fraud protection, but Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode goes even a step further, adding an extra layer of security at the point where you enter credit card information online. The service helps prevent unauthorised online use before it happens by confirming your identity with an additional password.
All you need to do is activate your card, then, whenever you submit an order at a participating online store a Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode window will appear automatically. Enter your password, click submit, and that's it. If you have not yet activated your Visa card or MasterCard card, you will be prompted to enter information that your bank will use to confirm your identity. Your information will be validated by your bank immediately and then you will be prompted to create a password to activate the service. Once activated, your Visa card or MasterCard card number cannot be used without your personal password for online purchases at participating online retailers
We understand that many people are reluctant to enter their credit card numbers in unfamiliar places online, but you can rest assured that your personal and payment card information is transmitted by MasterCard using a high level of encryption (SSL) and is stored on a secure server behind a firewall to protect against unauthorized access.