The Credit Union offers the most widely accepted card when shopping, traveling or just in need of extra cash, with the purchasing power and attractive rate you expect and deserve.
The Visa Platinum Credit Card offers a variety of benefits:
First-time cardholder? Looking to build your credit history? Ask about the Savings-Secured Visa Platinum Credit Card. With rates starting as low as 3.99% APR, it’s a great way to get started!
All new Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Credit Cards issued on or after October 15, 2015 will be EMV chip cards. All reissued credit cards will be EMV chip cards beginning in November 2015.
EMV (Europay, MasterCard®, Visa®) chip cards are more secure than magnetic stripes and they are simple to use. These cards are based on a global card payment standard (EMV) and are currently used in more than 80 countries. Chip cards and their terminals work together to keep your in-store payments safe. During a transaction, a unique one-time code is created in order to approve the transaction. This makes is nearly impossible to replicate in a counterfeit card.
Things to remember:
How to use a chip card:
1. Insert the chip end of the card into the terminal instead of swiping the card.
2. Keep your card in the terminal to complete your purchase.
3. Don’t forget to take your card when you leave.
Speed up your online payment process! Use your computer, tablet or smartphone to buy online without re-entering your Credit Union Visa Debit or Credit Card number and shipping details on websites where Visa Checkout is accepted. Click the “Visa Checkout” button when you shop online, and you do not need to re-enter your card number. Just enter your email address and password, and you’re done!
Use the Credit Union Visa® Debit or Credit Card for purchases and earn points that can be redeemed for cash, gift cards, vacations and more! If you have a personal account and debit or credit card, you are already enrolled. Visit UChoose Rewards to register and set up a username and password. Business debit cards not eligible for UChoose Rewards.
ALWAYS SAY CREDIT! Be sure to sign for debit transactions rather than entering a PIN, since only signature-based transactions earn reward points. If prompted for a PIN, but would rather sign for the purchase, simply ask the cashier to run the transaction as credit.
Verified by Visa adds an extra layer of security to make it harder for someone to use your Visa card to shop online in the event your Visa card or account number is lost or stolen. Each time a Visa debit or credit card is presented to make an online purchase at a participating merchant, a Verified by Visa window will appear displaying an authentication page. This service is designed to help prevent unauthorized online use before it happens.
Most people use credit cards and understand how credit cards work. However, if you're not careful, they could be costing you a lot of money. Do you use cards for convenience or to live beyond your means? What type of card do you use? What is your interest rate? What rewards or perks does your card provide? Here are some credit card articles that you may find interesting.
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Choosing the Right Credit Card - Important things to consider if you are planning to open a new credit card.
Using Credit Cards Wisely - Suggestions for responsibly using credit cards and some warning signs that may signal trouble.