May 18, 2020

How Can I Use My Card Safely and Contactless During The Pandemic?

By now, you have probably adjusted your lives amid COVID-19. You can no longer window shop in your favorite store, grocery shop without carrying a mask, or even hang out with friends and family without restrictions. While things have certainly changed, some may be for the better to keep us healthy.

At the beginning of 2020, Interior FCU rolled out our Digital Wallets feature. Never leave home without your card because it’s on your phone or watch! Members can choose to make purchases with their Interior FCU debit card and/or credit by using the wallet of their choice – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Garmin Pay, and Fitbit Pay. The benefits of digital wallets are convenience and helping to keep you and your family safe!

Learn here how to add your credit and debit card to your digital wallet of choice.

Our digital wallets allow you to complete online or in-person transactions without touching anyone or anything! Each wallet is secured through a process called tokenization, which keeps your information confidential. By using the wallet, you won’t have to hand over your card to a salesperson or insert it into a payment terminal. Our goal is to help reduce your contact with these items and reduce your risk of picking up unwanted bacteria, germs, and most importantly COVID-19.

Want a credit card that helps you earn rewards on your purchases for groceries and essentials goods? Another safe bonus for our members are contactless cards. Simply hold your card up to the payment terminal and your transaction is complete. It’s as easy as Tap, Pay, and Go!  You won’t have to insert your card into the payment terminal. If you get the card within 1 inch of the terminal, you don’t have to even touch the terminal. 

If you don’t already have a credit card, now is the time to apply!  If you are a current cardholder, you can request a contactless card by calling our Contact Center via (800) 914-8619. Cards generally take 7-10 business days to receive.

In addition to contactless, you can earn rewards with our Rewards Credit Card. There are lots of options to choose from, some that can help you during COVID-19 would be cash back or charity donations. That’s right, when you are ready, you can cash out your points ($1=1 point), or if you prefer to donate to one of our partnering charities, you have that option too. If you want to save up your points until after social distancing rules are lifted, you can also redeem your points for travel, concerts, gift cards, and more.

Digital wallets and contactless credit cards are how we are assisting you stay safe while making purchases for you and your family. Learn how to add your Interior Federal Credit Union card to your digital wallet today!  And, don’t forget to add our cards to your favorite apps like Amazon, Paypal, Venmo and iTunes.

Related: VISA Platinum Credit Card 

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