Throughout 2016, we will be issuing EMV cards to all VISA Credit and MasterCard Debit accounts. There are a few changes to our cards that you'll want to be aware of. VISA cardholders will notice a different appearance with the cards, but the card number will remain the same. MasterCard Debit cardholders will have only a slight change in appearance, but the card number will change. Your PIN will remain the same, however. Please be sure to update any merchants that automatically bill your debit card, as the old number will not work once you receive your new card.
Europay, MasterCard & Visa (EMV) is a secure technology that’s used worldwide for credit, debit and prepaid cards. Commonly referred to as "chip cards", they use a smart chip instead of a magnetic stripe to hold the data that is required to process a transaction. Countries that use the EMV card have seen a huge decline in counterfeit card fraud, as it is virtually impossible to clone.
If you have any questions regarding your new Ontario Shores plastic, please give us a call at 716-778-7423 (Newfane Office) or 585-798-2136 (Medina Office).