Security of your transactions with the BCGE Maestro card

Geoblocking

To protect yourself against skimming types of fraud (copy of bank card data), the BCGE recommends that you activate the geoblocking* function on your BCGE Maestro card. This functionality enables you to block all or part of the geographical regions where Maestro card operations are not wanted. In this way you can specify those regions where you authorise withdrawals and payments with your Maestro card. This modification can be temporary or for an indefinite period. Also for your security, the daily limit value for Maestro card usage in all countries outside Switzerland and Europe has been fixed at CHF 3,000 maximum. This limit corresponds to the maximum daily amount for ATM withdrawals or purchase payments using a Maestro card.



*The geoblocking function can be activated/disabled very easily:
• On the BCGE Netbanking platform (Cards menu), available 24/24, 7/7
• Via a secure messaging system
• At our online Bank +41 (0)58 211 21 00 (monday to friday from 7.30am to 7.30pm and saturday from 9am to 4pm)



Daily ATM withdrawal limit outside Europe

Also for your security, the daily limit value for Maestro card usage in all countries outside Switzerland and Europe
has been fixed at CHF 3,000 maximum. This limit corresponds to the maximum daily amount for ATM withdrawals
or purchase payments using a Maestro card.

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