Real-time Alerts

Card Controls

Cardholders have the ultimate control—and peace of mind.

Once Enrolled You Can

You can control how, when and where your payment cards are used. Real-time transaction alerts and controls will provide you with a method to protect your payment information.

View and Control Your Cards
  • View all your debit and credit cards on one easy to view page
  • Lock or unlock your debit and credit cards
  • Initiate a lost/stolen process from this page as well
Set Up Alerts for Each Card
  • Dollar amount based
  • International transactions
  • Transaction types: in-store, online sales, mail/phone order, auto pay, ATM, funds
  • Merchant types: department stores, entertainment, groceries, household, personal care, restaurants, travel
Card Notifications
  • Real-time
  • Notifications based on your alert setup
  • Details about the transaction
  • Supports email, text message or push notifications

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Card Controls give members the ability to control their Debit Cards and Credit Cards. Members have access to lock/unlock their cards and set real time transaction alerts.

Log into your account via Members 1st Online or our mobile app and navigate to Card Controls from the menu.

You can block future new purchases immediately by accessing your Members 1st Online > Card Controls > Click on the card to "Deactivate" your misplaced card by sliding the toggle switch. Then call our Card Services Department during their normal business hours at 1(833) 269-2621.

Yes! To do so, access the Card Controls feature of Members 1st Online > Card Controls > Click on the card to "Lock" your misplaced card by sliding the toggle switch. If you find the card, simply slide the toggle switch to the "Unlock" position to remove the block and begin using the card again. If you cannot find your card, please call our Card Services Department during their normal business hours at 1(833) 269-2621 to have it replaced.

Log into Members 1st Online > your Accounts page > Click on your card to access Card Controls. You can manage or deactivate alerts at any time.

Members 1st is unable to send texts internationally. However, please make sure your email address is correct, as emails can be sent 24/7. If you have "Push Notifications" enabled, you may still receive alerts depending on your phone carrier and plan.

We offer this service free of charge.

It is an immediate notification used to alert members of transactions made using their debit and/or credit cards. Alert preferences are able to be selected based on amount, location, transaction type, and merchant type.

No. Using Card Controls does not change the status of your account.

Controls and alert changes occur in real time and will take effect immediately after changes are made and saved

  • Locking a card, through the Card Controls feature, will place a temporary freeze on the card, blocking new transactions. However, reoccurring transactions will continue to be processed.
  • Deactivating a card, through the Lost/Stolen Card feature, will block all new and reoccurring transactions.

Yes. Merchant recurring transactions will still be approved. You can select to receive alerts for recurring transactions as well.

If this occurs, please contact our Card Services Department during their normal business hours at 1(833) 269-2621.

No - you will have to navigate to Card Controls, using M1st online or M1st Mobile app, to set up preferences for the new card.

There is "help" built into the service to assist you with setting up your card(s), but you can always call our Card Services Department at 1(833) 269-2621 during normal business hours for additional assistance.

Some merchants send pre-authorizations at higher amounts to test a card's validity. For example, a $25 gas purchase might display as $126. Pre-authorizations are common at the pump, for a hotel stay, or for a car rental. Even though you are notified of the amount being greater than what you actually paid, it will only clear your account for the correct amount.

No, once the authorization is made, the transaction will post to the account regardless of any controls or alerts set. Fraudulent or unauthorized transactions that you are made aware of, can be discussed with our Card Services Department at 1(833) 269-2621 during normal business hours for additional assistance.

You may have enrolled in alerts via Members 1st Online Banking, directly with VISA, or through eZCard Info. Please visit any of those three sites to review any alerts you may had enabled.

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