• A man using his Central Bank EMV Chip Card at an in-store terminal.
  • Card Security

    Imagine a life with a peace of mind from card fraud. With Central Bank’s Mastercard® security and EMV Chip Technology, you can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to protect you from potential card fraud.

    We’re constantly on the lookout for any suspicious activity or spending on your card. If we see questionable activity, we may notify you via text, email or phone call to validate the purchase. We will NEVER ask you for your card number or PIN number.

    To report a lost or stolen card, call 855.401.4599

  • Chip Technology

    Chip cards have a microchip embedded in the card that provides increased protection against fraud.
    Your chip card comes with technology that is already in use around the world, and has been proven to reduce counterfeit fraud.
    Shop with confidence—at home and around the world—knowing that the chip in your card can help protect you from fraud.

    Chip Cards Are Easy to Use
    Your Central Bank Mastercard has chip and magnetic stripe technology. That means, regardless of what type of terminal a merchant has, you’ll be able to use your card anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

    At retailers with chip-enabled terminals.
    Insert your card and follow the prompts on the terminal.

    At retailers without chip terminals.
    Swipe your card and proceed as you normally would.

    Over the phone or online.
    Provide your card information the way you always have when you’re ready to make a purchase.

    Debit Card Fraud Alerts

    In the event a debit card transaction is questionable or suspicious, you may receive an alert to confirm your debit card activity is legitimate. This alert may come in one of three ways:

    1. Text
    2. Email
    3. Automated Phone Call

    We will NEVER ask you for your PIN number or your card number in any communication we send nor will we redirect you to another site via a link in our communications.

    Mastercard® Protection

    Mastercard SecureCodeTM
    With the cases of online fraud increasing every day, it’s become even more important to safeguard your online transactions. That is why we equip your Central Bank Mastercard with Mastercard SecureCodeTM, a gatekeeper for your financial information online. SecureCodeTM may require you authenticate the online transaction by prompting you for a one-time password, which will be sent via text or email, in order to complete the transaction.
    You will receive your one-time password at a verified mobile phone number or email address. To update or change where you receive your one-time password, log in to Online Banking and edit your contact information by visiting Account Preferences.
    You will have several opportunities to enter your one-time password correctly, but after a few incorrect attempts your transaction will decline. Upon the notification of a decline, Customer Service will follow with you to either confirm the transaction or assist in the case of a fraudulent purchase.

    Zero Liability
    Have peace of mind knowing that you won’t be held responsible for “unauthorized transactions” on your Central Bank Mastercard. Zero Liability coverage applies to purchases made in-store, over the telephone, online or via a mobile device. You will not be held responsible for unauthorized transactions if:

    • You have used reasonable care in protecting your card from loss or theft; and
    • You have promptly reported to Central Bank when you knew your card was lost or stolen.

    Mastercard Identity Theft Alerts
    Your Central Bank Mastercard is available with CS Identity’s (CSID) proprietary Internet surveillance technology that proactively detects stolen personal information and compromised data online. CSID is an industry leader in identity protection and fraud detection. At any point in time, Mastercard Identity Theft Alerts track thousands of websites and millions of data points, to alert you if your personal information is detected in a compromised position online.

    Identifying Theft Resolution Services
    Identity Theft Resolution Services help you with credit bureau notification and card replacement should you become the victim of identity theft, not just for your Central Bank Mastercard but for all the cards in your wallet.