By: Shannon Cornejo
You’ve finally secured a night out with your wife. All the preparations have been made: You’ve made reservations at your favorite place at 6:30, booked a babysitter that the kids love and have made sure they are all set for the night. You have even left work early to make sure everything is in place at home and the car has gas so you don’t have to stop once you’ve picked up your wife from her job. Nothing will get in the way of your night out!
You leave the house with a smile on your face and a pep in your step, ready to pick up your best girl … only to realize at the gas station that you have misplaced your debit card. But it doesn’t have to be the reason your night comes apart at the seams anymore! If you bank with us at VyStar, we can now offer you an Instant Issue debit card at any branch when your debit card has been lost or stolen.
A VyStar debit card offers many different benefits, like the Visa® Zero Liability program for unauthorized transactions, our Design Your Own Card option, our ESP free monitoring services and uChoose Rewards®. The latest and greatest is that if your card is stolen, compromised or falls out of your wallet while you are out and about and you need a card urgently, now you don’t have to wait seven to 10 business days to access your money with a debit card!
We can now print you an Instant Issue debit card that will work in stores, at ATMs or online, just like any other permanent debit card would. All Instant Issue debit cards are printed flat, without the raised numbers or embossing our previous cards had, and come with EMV chips for added security. Cards are activated as soon as they are issued to you and can be used to access the checking account as soon as you walk out of the branch! How’s that for convenience?! No need to check with the mailman or carry around cash while you wait seven to 10 days for your new card to arrive; you’ve got yourself a new card in hand in minutes.
One quick reminder: If you find your debit card is missing and it is not during business hours, make sure you call us to report the card lost for the security of your account until you can visit a branch for a replacement. Of course if you are old-fashioned or just don’t mind the wait, you always have the option to have a new card mailed.
So the next time you find yourself in an unexpected situation, just stop by a branch during business hours and let a representative know your situation. Our new printers can produce a debit card in less than five minutes and get your day back on track, making what could have been a big mess seem pretty small. As the saying goes, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
*Refer to uChoose Rewards Program Terms & Conditions for complete details on the program and redemption options. The content provided in this blog consists of the opinions and ideas of the author alone and should be used for informational purposes only. VyStar Credit Union disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on the information provided.