New Visa Debit Cards

You’ll soon receive a new Widget Financial Visa Debit card to replace your Widget Financial MasterCard Debit card.

Your new Visa card will come with an embedded chip for added security. This additional layer of security uses dynamic data authentication to make counterfeiting card information more difficult. As part of our relationship with Visa, all cards will continue to be monitored 24/7 for suspicious activity, using the most cutting edge fraud prevention technology in the world. This will ensure safe, secure payment transactions, and high quality transaction monitoring.

As long as your account remains in good standing and the address we have on file for you is accurate, you should receive your new Widget Financial debit card soon! Until you receive and activate your new Visa Debit card, you can continue using your current card. You will want to update any merchants who regularly bill this account with your new information.

 

FAQs

Will my new Visa card be accepted by all merchants?

Visa is widely accepted by merchants all over the world, so you’ll be able to use your new card at most places, just like your MasterCard card.

Do I need to do anything to receive my new Visa card?

No. As long as your account remains in good standing and the address we have for you on file is accurate, you should receive your new Widget Financial Visa debit card by the date provided on the front of this letter.

Can I keep using my current card?

Yes. You can continue using your current card until you receive and activate your new Widget Financial Visa debit card, or until June 5, 2017, whichever occurs first.

What do I need to do if I pay recurring bills with this card?

You’ll need to update any merchants who regularly bill this account with your new information.

I have another MasterCard branded card with Widget Financial. Will that be replaced with a Visa card too?

As part of our credit union’s newly expanded relationship with Visa, we expect to replace all MasterCard cards with Visa cards.

What makes the Widget Financial Visa Debit card with Chip more secure?

Your new Visa card adds an additional layer of security, using dynamic data authentication to make the counterfeiting of card information more difficult. As part of our relationship with Visa, all cards will continue to be monitored 24/7 for suspicious activity, using the most cutting edge fraud prevention technology in the world to ensure safe, secure payment transactions, and high quality transaction monitoring.

Do I need a PIN to use my card?

No. You will set a PIN for your Widget Financial Visa debit card at the time of activation, however, your card is able to be used worldwide at the point of sale without a PIN. At Widget Financial, we recommend reserving use of your card’s PIN to transactions completed at an ATM, or for those transactions wherein you might need to obtain cash back.