Why the Discovery Bank app is your safest bet
Transacting from your mobile device can be tricky, but when used on a secure connection, the Discovery Bank app has built-in safety features which maximise safe banking.
Banking on an app can be one of the safest ways to do it, because you have control of your transactions in real-time, in your hands. This means you always know what’s happening on your account, as it happens, and you can update your settings as and when you need to. For example, you can temporarily increase your cash withdrawal limit or online purchase limit. But there is state-of-the art technology behind the app, too. Along with powerful encryption and fraud detection, you’re protected by these advanced security features on the Discovery Bank app:
- Hassle-free secure registration which can use your barcoded ID, Smart ID or driver’s licence as verification.
- A digital ID that gives you one secure log on for all Discovery platforms.
- Multifactor authentication means we’ll identify you using your biometrics,for example your fingerprint or facial recognition, and as a back-up will ask you to put in a One-Time PIN, while you’re transacting, just to be sure your account has not been compromised.
- Security self-service means whatever safety nets you have in place on your device, such as password storage, antivirus and backups, can be used with the app.
- In app secure messaging between you and the bank means your conversations are 100% safe.
- A secure inbox with enhanced encryption safely stores your documents, statements, letters, etc.
Your security and the privacy of your personal information are our priority. If you suspect irregular activity on your Discovery Bank account, please call our Fraud team on +27 11 324 4444.
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