Whether you need to establish or repair your credit, the Core Card is a straightforward option to get you and your finances where you want to go. We keep the rate low and, as a high-five for taking charge of your credit, we waive our annual fee. Our Core Card is a secured card, which means you’ll deposit the amount equal to the card limit at the time you open it. This is what makes this card so effective at cleaning up your credit — if you can’t pay your balance for whatever reason, your deposit covers for you. If you pay on-time monthly and never use your deposit, you’ll get all that money back, and enjoy credit that’s on its way to being strong enough to move onto an unsecured card.
Make your new credit or debit card your new payment source across all your favorite online retail sites, all at once. Our secure Card Updater tool makes the switch quick and painless, plus it’s free for all Fortera members, just because.
Your identity is in good hands with Mastercard’s ID Protection Services. Thanks to the latest measures like automated monitoring and human threat intelligence, if something ever goes wrong, you’ll get immediate, actionable updates on your information security.
24-hour help with Lost and Stolen Card Reporting, Emergency Card Replacement, and Emergency Cash Advances.
Arrange and save 15% on Airport Meet and Greet services.
On the couch or on the go, keep your money close with our Mobile App and Online Banking.
Credit Unions around the world work together to make sure our members can use branches and ATMs everywhere — surcharge-free. Nice, right? Download our CO-OP app and plot your next getaway.
Our skilled experts are easy to reach and happy to help. For members and non-members alike, meetings and consultations are always free, so make the most of your money, on us.
With us, your money is always protected and insured by the National Credit Union Administration. You’re covered on all deposits up to $250,000, so save away.
....Trees, space, and worry. Always enjoy access to 18 months worth of e-statements. Keep more trees, toss your file cabinet, and know your info is always safe and sound.
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Control your cards while you’re doing your online banking using our Card Manager Tool. Set travel notifications, review statements, turn cards on and off, opt-in to Overdraft Protection or Courtesy Pay, and plenty more — all in one place.
Go hands-free. Add your card to your digital wallet for secure, touchless transactions.
Take control. Add your new card info to Online and Mobile banking, then use the Card Manager tool to set travel notifications, review statements, turn cards on and off, and more.
Update once, shop everywhere. Our Card Updater tool is your online shopping secret weapon. Share your new card info with all your favorite online retailers — all at once. Just select accounts like Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Target (to name a few), type in your new card info once, and every account selected will get updated with your new card added as a payment source. Boom.
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We recommend the Core Credit Card to any of our members hoping to establish or rebuild good credit.
Our Core Card is a secured card, which means you’ll deposit the amount equal to the card limit at the time you open it. This is what makes this card so effective at cleaning up your credit — if you can’t pay your balance for whatever reason, your deposit covers for you. If you pay on-time monthly and never use your deposit, you’ll get all that money back, and enjoy credit that’s on its way to being strong enough to move onto an unsecured card.
Nope. We waive the annual fee for this card.
To verify your identity, we always ask that you come prepared with a government-issued ID. It is important that it is not expired. Examples of acceptable IDs include a State Driver's License or a U.S or Foreign Passport. If we have trouble validating your ID, we may ask for a secondary ID. If you have a question about whether or not an ID can be used, just text us at 931.431.6800.
Yes, a deposit is required up front to receive the Core Credit Card. This card is designed to help members repair credit, meaning missed payments is a no-no. This is our way of giving our members a safety net while using their card.
All contactless cards will have the contactless symbol on the front of the card.
Contactless cards are actually safer than traditional cards. Contactless payment puts you in control and protects your data. Your card or device never leaves your hand, reducing the risk of loss or counterfeit, and each purchase is uniquely encrypted. You’re also protected against double billing, even if you accidentally tap twice. Contactless cards are also an easy way to reduce contact and can help you avoid the potential for picking up bacteria and germs.
Use anywhere you see the Contactless symbol at checkout. Contactless checkout is ideal when speed and convenience are essential. You can use it at stadiums, fast food restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, transit locations, and more.
Yes. Contactless payments use the same technology as mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
To report a lost or stolen credit card, please call 800.449.7728. To dispute a charge on your credit card, please call 800.654.7728. To report fraud on your Credit Card, please call 866-557-5315.
Yes, you can walk into any branch and we can create you a contactless debit card instantly. You may also reach out to us at (931) 431-6800 or via video chat to request a new contactless debit or credit card.
To activate your card, please call 800-631-3197 or download our Fortera Cards App.