What's a PINsentry?

PINsentry lets you confirm online purchases. It generates a unique 8-digit code that you can use to confirm it's you when you're shopping online. You can do this using the Mobile PINsentry feature in our app, or with a small handheld device that you can order for free.

If a retailer’s website or app asks to confirm it's you making a purchase, you can log in to your app to get a unique 8-digit code from Mobile PINsentry. Or if you have the handheld device, you can pop your card in to it and enter your PIN to get the code.

PINsentry is just one way we can help to confirm it’s you making a purchase. We can send a secure notification directly to your app, where you can log in and respond to let us know it’s you. Or you could also ask us to send a one-time verification as a text message to your phone.

If you don’t already have it, you can find out how to download and register for the Barclaycard app. Or if you have the Barclays app, you can use MobilePINsentry there.

You need to be aged 16 or over and have a Barclays current account, mortgage account or a Barclaycard to use our app.