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Online security
is changing

New steps to help protect you from fraud

What’s Strong Customer Authentication?

It’s part of new banking regulations to make things safer when you bank and transact online. There’ll be an extra level of security when you use internet banking and when you make online card payments.

What it means for you

What you’ll have to do depends on whether you’re using internet banking or paying by card.

When you’re using internet banking

As well as your customer number and password, there'll be one more step:

Mobile Banking app

If you use our app, you’ll confirm your login with a passcode or fingerprint ID

Using your phone

If you are not registered for our app, we'll send a 6 digit one-time passcode to your mobile or landline

With your security token

If you have a security token, you can use it to generate a secure number

When you pay with your card online

When you purchase goods or services online, we will identify it's you using your card details and:

Mobile Banking app

You’ll be prompted to authorise payments through the app

Using your phone

We'll send a 6 digit one-time passcode to your mobile or landline

Some transactions won’t need to be verified – including recurring transactions and low-value payments.

For extra security if you use contactless frequently or if you haven't used Chip and PIN in a while you may be asked to enter your PIN. If the card terminal has not been upgraded, a ‘card declined’ message will appear. In the event of receiving a declined message, you should attempt to pay using Chip and PIN rather than contactless.

How to get ready

The easiest and quickest way to bank online and verify payments online will be using our mobile banking app. If you already use our banking app, you just need to make sure you have the latest version before then.

If you don’t have our app, make sure we have your current mobile or landline number (call us on 0800 028 1592 or visit us in branch if you’re not certain). You can check the details we hold about you on internet banking by logging in and viewing your contact information from the 'More' menu.

If you already have a security token, you can use your 8-digit number to access your account online.

If we can’t verify it’s you, we will stop you from logging into your account online and your card transactions will be declined.

Download the Clydesdale Bank app

Make sure you’re prepared, download our app now and you can read more about fraud prevention here.

Frequently asked questions

How do I complete my Internet Banking Log in with the Mobile Banking App?

You will receive instructions online, to verify your login. Please ensure you have access to the Mobile Banking App on a device as you will be given 2 minutes to verify your login via the Mobile Banking app.

If you have already logged into your mobile banking app just go into 'Be Secure' in the more menu to verify your logins. After verifying, return to Internet Banking to proceed with any transactions.

What if I can't access the mobile banking app on my device?

Download the latest version of our mobile app or try another device that our app is compatible with. We currently support Android 4.4 and above and iOS version 10 and above. We don't support any other operating systems, ie windows phones. If you don't have an alternative device available, call us or visit your local branch.

I didn't receive an SMS One-Time Passcode (OTP) to my mobile or landline

If we don't have your current mobile or landine number we may have sent the One-Time Passcode to a number you have previously provided us with. Alternatively, if you have network suppressions or call guardian activated this may block the OTP. Our OTP is generated from contact number 61995. If you have no blocks in place, please contact us and we can verify and update your contact details if required.

What do I do if I lose or have lost my security token?

If you have lost your security token please contact us. You will be unable to login to your internet banking during this time. We can assist you with any enquiry or provide you with alternate verification options such as the Mobile Banking app or we can send a One-Time Passcode to your Mobile or Landline.