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EMV Chip Cards: The new standard in Card Protection

Coming this fall, Eastex CU will be upgrading our Visa Credit Cards and Visa Debit Cards to the new EMV Smart Chip Technology to provide our members the highest level of card security available

We all use our credit cards and debit cards every day – to purchase groceries, travel, dining out and more. Now you can do so with even more security.

What is an EMV card?

An EMV card has a microchip embedded into the card. This is the small metallic square you will see on the front of the card.  This computer chip stores the card data that currently resides on the magnetic strip. This makes it nearly impossible for a criminal to create a counterfeit these EMV chip cards. This card protection will give you complete confidence using your account everywhere, both in stores and online. EMV chip cards do everything magnetic strip cards can do, even more securely.

Improvements and Features:

We are excited to announce improvements as well!  These include enhanced security with the new EMV chip, online access to view your account, a new credit card design and electronic statement availability.

You will also receive these new features:

  • EMV Chip technology: Your new credit card will have an embedded microprocessor chip that stores and protects your data. It will help to increase security and reduce fraud.
  • 24/7 Cardholder Service: Call 1-855-441-7715 for balance inquiries, payment information, transaction history and statement requests.
  • Online Access:  Real-time credit card information including transactions, pending activity and payment information.
  • New Rewards program: Starting January 1, 2017, you will have access to a new program called uChoose Rewards.  This will allow you to redeem points on your credit card purchases to use toward shopping, travel, event tickets, gift cards and more.

If you have more questions about this conversion, feel free to contact a member representative for more details!

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