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5 Reasons to Use Your Central Bank Credit Mastercard® for Online Shopping

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Whether you’re booking a trip, shopping for a birthday gift, or ordering takeout online, it’s way too convenient to complete a transaction with the click of a button thanks to mobile apps, saved browser information, and saved payment options at online checkouts.

A person using the Central Bank credit card to shop online

So, here’s our question (or questions rather): How do you decide which payment option you’ll use? Do you have one card you use for all payments, no matter where you’re doing business? Or, do you have a specific card depending on the retailer where you’re shopping? Either way – imagine the simplicity of using one card for every purchase, retailer, and stage of your life. Plus, the convenience of having one bill arrive each month, one monthly payment, the ability to view all activity in one place, and even better – the ability to manage your rewards – all with one username and password.

Now that you’re intrigued, we’ll break it down for you. Here are five reasons to choose your Central Bank Credit Mastercard® as your go-to card to make your life easier and simplify spending.

  1. Identity Protection with Mastercard® ID Theft Protection™

    Identity theft is no joke... just in 2018 alone, 14.4 million people were victims of identity fraud [1] in the United States. With Mastercard®, you can monitor for potential risk, set up alerts, and respond to suspicious activity from an easy-to-use online portal. This protection program assists at every possible stage – protection, detection, monitoring, and resolution.
  2. Stay in the know with Alerts

    By utilizing alerts on your card, you’ll know if, or when, a transaction happens without your consent. If it’s an online transaction – you’ll know. If someone swipes your card at the gas station – you’ll know. You can set up a spend alert (based on amount), a transaction alert (based on the channel of purchase), a merchant alert (based on the retailer type), a location alert (based on geographical location), or a travel notification (alert us when you’re traveling).
  3. Earn Rewards on Every Purchase

    With the simplicity of using one card for every purchase, you can also maximize your rewards by earning them in one place to gain the greatest value out of your rewards program. You can earn cash back, redeem points for personal items, redeem points for travel, and more – all from one card and one online rewards portal.
  4. Convenience at Checkout

    Ease through checkout no matter where you’re shopping – online, in-store, in-app, or even when paying your recurring bills. Save your card information at checkout or add your card to your digital wallet, so there’s never a question as to what card you’re using. With your information saved and secure, you can complete checkout quickly, so you can get back to what matters most.
  5. Local Customer Service

    Yes, we’ll say it. The number one convenience of choosing your Central Bank Credit Mastercard® at checkout: local customer service. If you ever have any questions or issues with your card, you can talk to us, your local bankers at your local bank. We’re here for every stage in your life – building your credit, taking your dream vacation, shopping for new school clothes, and even the unexpected. We’ll do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible to help you make the most of your credit. If our branches aren’t open when you need to call, there’s a number on the back of your card to connect you to our team designated to answering all questions related to your credit card.
Our Central Bank Credit Mastercard® is the only card you’ll need. From the security to the rewards, and the knowledge of your local banker, we’re here to help you build and manage your credit. Learn more about what it means to save your card information at checkout and if you don’t have a Central Bank credit card, apply today.

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