YOUR NEW REGIONS VISA DEBIT CARDS WITH CHIPS TECHNOLOGY CAN NOW BE USED FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS:
1. At chip-enabled merchants.
As more merchants become chip-enabled, you will notice a slightly different experience when you use your card.
Here's how to use your card at checkout with a chip-enabled terminal:
Insert the chip end of your card into the terminal at checkout. Be sure to place your card in with the chip facing up.
Keep your card in the terminal and follow the prompts on screen. Leave the card in the terminal until the transaction has completed processing.
Remove your card from the terminal and take your receipt.
2. At merchants that aren’t yet chip-enabled.
You can still swipe your card to pay just like you have in the past.
3. At an ATM.
With a PIN, you can use your card to access your account at any ATM. At chip-enabled ATMs, simply leave your card in the machine until your transaction is complete.
4. For phone or online transactions.
Nothing changes – simply provide the same information you do today to complete your phone or online transaction.
BELOW ARE SOME ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHIP TECHNOLOGY
Chip-enabled Debit and Prepaid cards have an embedded chip that allows payment information to be securely transmitted at a chip-enabled terminal. This technology provides an enhanced level of security and greater worldwide acceptance. This type of card has been around for more than a decade and is safe to use; it is already standard practice in more than 130 countries worldwide and more U.S. merchants are accepting chip transactions every day.
The chip embedded in each card makes the card more difficult to duplicate, which provides greater security from fraudulent activity.
These are all just different terms for the same technology. The technology used in these cards are commonly known as being EMV-enabled (EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, which support the chip technology). These cards have become a global standard for processing credit card payments. Various card companies may refer to chip cards slightly differently.
You can pay using your chip card in three easy steps:
- Insert the chip end of your card into the terminal at checkout. Be sure to place your card in with the chip facing up.
- Keep your card in the terminal and follow the prompts on screen (you may need to sign for your purchase to complete the transaction).
- Remove your card from the terminal and take your receipt.
You can use your card at millions of places that accept Visa Debit Cards. Your card is equipped to perform both chip-based and magnetic strip-based transactions.
The chip card will function the same as your mag stripe Debit Card. Some merchants will run your transaction as a signature-based transaction which may require you to sign, others will run it as a pin-based transaction that will require you to enter your pin. ATMs will continue to require a pin as they do today.
Your card will have the same card number but will have a different expiration date.
Your reoccurring payment may post correctly, however it is best to update your card information with anyone you have authorized to charge your card for automatic payments. Changing your information will make sure your reoccurring payments are not interrupted or declined.
Yes, you can still use your card to access your account at any ATM. At chip-enabled ATMs, simply leave your card in the machine until your transaction is complete. (You will need to enter a PIN just like you do today.) If you don't know your PIN, call 1-800-295-8472 or log in to Regions Online Banking.
No, there is no fee to receive a chip card. As a Regions cardmember, we want to make sure we provide you with greater global acceptance and the strongest security available.
All Debit Card purchases are covered by Regions Safeguards. Regardless of whether you swipe to pay using the magnetic strip on the back of your card, make purchases at a chip-enabled terminal, or shop online, you are protected by the Regions Safeguards.
Call 1-800-295-8472 and we will be glad to answer your questions.