Whether you need to establish or repair your credit, the Core Credit 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.
24-hour help with Lost and Stolen Card Reporting, Emergency Card Replacement, and Emergency Cash Advances.
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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.
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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.
Stack up a strong foundation for your credit. Apply for your Core Card today.
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 recurring payments. Make sure you update any recurring payments like Amazon, Netflix or Spotify (to name a few), with your new account information.
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We recommend the Core Credit Card to any of our members hoping to establish or rebuild good credit.
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.
Get ahead from the start with the credit-building card that just keeps giving.
Use your own existing savings as collateral and establish or build credit while funding your everyday needs.
A checking account designed to help your money keep up with you.