Mastercard® Automatic Billing Updater

What is Automatic Billing Updater? 

Starting on August 27, 2018, members will be automatically enrolled into the Automatic Billing Updater (ABU) service. ABU is a free service that helps you avoid missed payments when your debit card expires. The ABU service updates your BECU debit card expiration date with participating merchants, such as subscription services, online retailers, or utility companies.

How It Works

  • When your existing card is about to expire, BECU will send you a new one. It'll have the same card number, but a different expiration date. 
  • Once you activate your new card, the new expiration date is automatically updated with participating merchants.
  • Cards that have been reissued due to fraud or because of being lost or stolen are not eligible for the service, as those cards will have new card numbers.
  • If you aren't sure if a merchant is participating in ABU, be sure to review your stored card information to verify it's been updated and payment is not missed.

If you have a BECU Debit Mastercard, good news - you're already enrolled and no action from you is required. If you'd like to opt out, you can do so by requesting this at a Neighborhood Financial Center, calling us at 800.233.2328, or sending us a message through the Secure Message Center in Online or Mobile Banking.

FAQs: Mastercard Automatic Billing Updater (ABU)

Once the replacement card is activated, the new expiration date is automatically updated with participating merchants.  Cards that have been reissued due to fraud or because of being lost or stolen are not eligible for this service as those cards will have new card numbers.  If you aren't sure if a merchant is participating in ABU, be sure to review your stored card information to verify it's been updated and payment is not missed. BECU will not be responsible for any missed payments.  Enrollment in this service is automatic.  If you'd like to opt out, you can do so by contacting us.