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EMV CHIP CARD
Chip technology for your debit card from Great Western Bank
Great Western Bank VISA® Debit Cards now come with built-in chip technology. This gives you greater fraud protection when you use your card at a chip-activated terminal. Your debit card is not only more secure - it's also easy to use. Here's what you can look forward to as a cardholder.
Enhanced fraud protection
When you use your card at a chip-activated terminal, the embedded chip generates a one-time use code. This code is virtually impossible to counterfeit and helps reduce in-store fraud.
More merchants are accepting chip transactions every day. Whether your check out using chip technology or swipe your card, you can pay with confidence wherever Visa debit cards are accepted.
Easy to use
Simply swipe your card like you do today. However, if a chip-activated terminal is available, insert your card instead and follow the prompts.
Great Western Bank Visa Debit Cards now feature chip technology. You'll enjoy global acceptance plus an enhanced level of security.
Whenever you use your card at a chip-activated terminal, the embedded chip generates a one-time use code. This code is virtually impossible to counterfeit and helps reduce in-store fraud.
You can use your card at millions of places that accept Visa debit cards, at home and around the world.
More of the places you like to shop are transitioning to chip-activated terminals every day. The checkout process is only slightly different. If you are unsure if the terminal is chip-activated, swipe your card like you do today. If the terminal is chip-activated, you will be prompted to insert the chip end of your credit card into the terminal with the chip facing up. Leave your card in the terminal and follow the prompts on screen.
Yes, if a merchant is not yet chip-activated, you can continue to swipe your card.