Wilkinson has completed its deployment of Chip and PIN card security technology in its 233 UK stores.

Wilkinson was one of the first UK retailers to trial the technology, starting its roll-out in June last year.

Wilkinson head of retail Richard Clague said: ‘Customers have been favourable about Chip and PIN, although a few were a little uncertain at first because it was a different system. However, there has been a tremendous amount of publicity about Chip and PIN, so most of our customers … have been aware of it.’

The system was installed by Wilkinson’s retail business solutions unit using Trintech’s PayWare SmartPIN solution, and certified by Streamline, the UK’s largest acquirer of credit card payments.