Bank card readers: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?MoneySaving Poll Results

Many banks require you to use a card reader or secure key (they're both little pocket devices) to log into online banking or make transactions. They're meant to improve security, but also get on some people’s nerves. What's your view?

Please tick the option closest to your view


I don’t really care either way.817 votes (12 %)
They’re annoying, and I’d switch banks to avoid them.1,345 votes (20 %)
They’re annoying, but I can live with using one.2,583 votes (38 %)
They’re great, but I can live without one. 1,041 votes (15 %)
They’re great, I’d switch banks to use one.996 votes (15 %)

                   6,782 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.