Debit Cards With Enhanced Security
Sample Ent Visa Debit Card.

Chip-enabled Ent Debit Cards enhance the security of your transactions. 

To easily activate your card, click here.
 
Every time a chip card is used to make a payment, the card’s chip creates a unique transaction code that cannot be used again, making it extremely difficult to copy or counterfeit.

 

The terms EMV and chip are often used interchangeably. EMV is a set of specifications or smart card payments and payment devices which was developed by Europay, MasterCard® and Visa.

A chip card (also known as a smart card) is a standard-size plastic card with a magnetic stripe and a small microprocessor embedded into the card that contains an operating system.

The terms EMV and chip are often used interchangeably. EMV is a set of specifications for smart card payments and payment devices which was developed by Europay, MasterCard and Visa. 

A chip card (also known as a smart card) is a standard-size plastic card with a magnetic stripe and a small microprocessor embedded into the card that contains an operating system. 

Once you activate your card, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

 

  • Added security – unlike magnetic-stripe-only cards, every time a chip card is used to make a payment, the card’s chip creates a unique transaction code that cannot be used again, making it extremely difficult to copy or counterfeit. 
  • Accepted internationally – chip technology is already used in 130 countries, including Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Insert your card into the terminal and follow the prompts. Note: Some terminals may still require you to swipe your card. 

You can continue to use your card for all your everyday transactions. As merchants upgrade their card terminals – you may be asked to insert your card into the card reader (to activate the chip on your card) and then follow prompts. If a merchant’s card terminal hasn’t been upgraded, you’ll continue to swipe the magnetic stripe through the card reader to make a payment. 

Your process to purchase online with your new debit card will not change.

No, ATM cards don’t have the chip technology.

To keep your automatic payments automatic, update your online and mobile payment accounts, like Apple Pay,™ with your card’s expiration date, three-digit security code (on the back of the card) and the card number.

To change or create your new chip card PIN, please contact 800-525-9623 or visit a local service center