Uganda-based Centenary Bank has introduced the new CenteVisa debit card featuring chip and pin technology for improved security while making payments.

The CenteVisa card can be used globally at all merchants enabled to accept Visa transactions. Customers can exchange their old ATM card for the new one at any of the bank’s 69 branches.

The bank said that members need to take the new Visa cards within the next six months, post which the old magnetic stripe card will be disabled from the system.

Centenary Bank managing director Fabian Kasi said: “Our electronic banking story started in 2003 when we acquired the first ATM and we have been growing since then.

“Currently we have 176 ATM’s, 64 Point of Sale machines, phone banking through our CenteMobile platform and internet banking.

“Your cards are ready, simply walk into any of the 69 branches with the old ATM card and either a national ID, passport or driving permit and walk out with your new Visa card at no cost.”