You’ll soon receive a new debit card, enabled with EMV chip technology: The card will look exactly the same, and go in your wallet just as before. The difference? When purchasing using your new card, you may be asked to insert, not swipe, the card in the payment terminal. To you, it’s simply a different motion. To your account, it’s a whole new world of fraud protection.
The card will boast a shiny gold chip, providing additional security that encrypts your information from potential fraudsters. Your card will also have a new expiration date and security code on the back (the card number will remain the same).
We'll be mailing new debit chip cards via postal mail: Ensure your mailing address is updated in BECU.org Online Banking. Simply log in, then click “Edit Profile” in the upper-lefthand corner. Then, be watching your mailbox. New cards will be mailed throughout the summer months.
Traveling and can't wait? Give us a call: (800) 233-2328. Otherwise, not to worry: All debit card holders will receive new chip cards this summer.
Want to know more about your shiny new chip? Wondering when to know if inserting or swiping? Have we got answers for you! Check out our handy FAQ, your survival guide to chip cards.