Let's face it, paper money has lost significant ground to credit, debit and gift cards when it comes to our personal finances. They're secure, convenient and easier to use than ever. At Greater Iowa we offer a full range of card services. Apply online now or visit any of our branches to get started using Greater Iowa's Debit MasterCard®.
Debit/ATM Card Usage
The Greater Iowa Debit MasterCard® can be used to withdraw cash from ATM machines. It can also be used like a check to make purchases that are directly deducted from your checking account, including online purchases.
In addition to the no-fee ATM machines owned by Greater Iowa, you can use your card in any ATM machine that accepts MasterCard® or Shazam® cards. You can also avoid fees by using your Debit MasterCard® at Privileged Status® ATMs.
Using your Debit MasterCard® when you head out shopping is safer than carrying cash. There are two different ways to use the card that will affect your daily spending limits and fees you may incur, depending on your account.
As a debit: If you choose to pay for your purchase using your card as debit, you'll be required to enter your four-digit PIN. The purchase also will be considered an ATM transaction. The purchase amount will be automatically deducted from your available checking account balance.
As a "credit" card: You have the option of using Debit MasterCard® like a credit card and provide a signature to approve the purchase. Unlike a credit card, the approved purchase amount will be automatically deducted from your available checking account balance.
That depends on the type of the account. If you need assistance to change your daily limits, please speak with a member service representative or call 1.800.296.9064.
Lost or Stolen ATM Card
During business hours, notify Greater Iowa immediately at 1.800.296.9064. If the credit union is closed, call 1.800.383.8000.
Lost or Stolen Debit Card
During business hours, notify Greater Iowa immediately at 1.800.296.9064. If the credit union is closed, call 1.866.820.1073. If you are traveling internationally, you can call collect to 727.572.7723 from anywhere at any time of day.
Activation of Debit Card
If you have received a new card and need to activate it before using for the first time, please call 1.866.985.2273.
Register for a MasterCard® Secure Code
A MasterCard® Secure Code gives card holders added protection for online transactions; it provides extra security from retailers and scammers because you will get independent approval every time you use your card. Only you know what your code is and retailers will not be able to see this code when you are shopping on their site. Obtain a MasterCard® Secure Code.