How is the chip card more secure? The chip stores data on your card that is much harder to counterfeit. Every time you use your card, the data on the chip changes making it difficult to copy. Chip card use is already common around the world and is growing in the United States. If you’re an international traveler, purchases will be easier in over 130 countries, including Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom because of the widespread use of chip cards.
Card Re-issuance. When will I receive my card?
All new cards issued after February 1, 2017 will automatically be issued as Visa®debit cards featuring chip technology. Existing NorthStar MasterCards® and non-chip Visa® debit cards were reissued as Visa® debit chip cards on February 21, 2017. Active cardholders should have received new cards by March 14, 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: We know how important access to your money is and we attempted to provide as much communication about your debit card re-issuance as possible. To help avoid disruption, an activation extension was provided and communication regarding the card re-issuance project was provided to current cardholders via the channels below:
From buying groceries to enjoying the vacation of your dreams — take control and gain peace of mind with a VISA® Debit Card from NorthStar.
Here are some of the benefits you can bank on:
- Worldwide acceptance at millions of merchant locations including restaurants, hotels, and online retailers
- Convenient 24/7 access to your money when and where you need it, including access to thousands of surcharge free ATM’s
- Faster than writing checks
- Safer than carrying cash
- Easy purchase tracking in Home Banking
- Plus optional Debit Card Roundup
With our optional Debit Card Round Up, every purchase you make is rounded up to the nearest dollar. The “roundup” is then deposited into a savings account of your choice. Every time you swipe your debit card you’ll be saving money! Click here
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After completing your application, please print, sign, and mail it to us at: 3 s. 555 Winfield Road
Warrenville, IL 60555.
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Debit Card Safety
All of us at NorthStar Credit Union strive to put our members first in all that we do. We are committed to making your banking experience easy to understand, convenient, and most of all safe.
Therefore, to help mitigate the potential for fraud, effective June 1, 2015 signature-based debit card purchases will be limited to your state of residence. ATM transactions and purchases made using your pin number will not be impacted and will continue to be accepted as they have been.
Should you have out-of-state travel plans it is important that you contact us so that we can update your card and ensure that you do not have any disruption. You may contact us at 800.983.6828 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.