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Benefits 

Unlock the Endless Possibilities with our VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card. Below are the outstanding card benefits:

  • Earn Points** Every Day at participating merchants, both in-store and online to earn points
  • Pool Your Points** Your points will add up even faster towards rewards!
  • No Annual Fees
  • Low Interest Rate
  • No Balance Transfer Fees
  • No Cash Advance Fees
  • No Penalty Rate Increases - the rate you start with is the rate you keep
  • No Late Payment Fees or Overlimit Fees
 
 
 
 

*APR is annual percentage rate. Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card rates can range from 8.90% - 16.90% APR based on credit qualifications. Visa Platinum Rewards credit card rates and terms are accurate as of 04/15/2017 and are subject to change. Foreign transaction, return payment, statement copy and rush fees may apply. Please reference the JSC FCU Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card Application for complete card details. For current information, please see a JSC FCU representative at any branch, call us at 281.488.7070, or write to JSC FCU, P.O. Box 58346, Houston, TX 77258. **Points expire four years from the date earned.

Good To Know

1. Balance Transfers

For balance transfers, member will provide the following creditor information on debts to be paid: Financial Institution Name, Payment Address, account number and balance

2. Application turnaround time

Applications are typically processed within 24 business hours (excluding holidays and weekends).

3. eSigning available

Complete a JSC FCU application and electronically sign the document using a secure and intuitive online process. Please be aware that this process may verify your identity by asking a series of random "out-of-wallet" questions, which may be created from public record and credit databases.

4. Contact phone numbers

Emergency assistance Outside of the United States: call collect 410-581-9994. In the United States: 800-VISA-911 (800-847-2911).

Marcella Villarreal, VISA Officer 281.488.7070 x.1118 or 800.940.0708 x.1118 mvillarreal@jscfcu.org

Virginia Szopa, VISA Officer 281.488.7070 x.1119 or 800.940.0708 x. 1119 vszopa@jscfcu.org

 

Application Process

1. Pre-Approval - May apply Online or In-Branch
  • What you will need to provide at application:
    • Personal contact & employment Information
    • Proof of Income
      • W2
      • Pay Check Stub
      • Self Employed: Two years of tax returns
    • Amount Requesting
  • Member will receive a pre-approval letter (email for online apps) from a loan officer/processor. This will be your point of contact for your loan closing.
2. Prior to Loan Closing
  • Member should contact their loan officer to schedule a closing appointment.
3. Loan Closing (available online or in-branch)
  • Documents to bring to closing
    • Balance Transfer Form (if applicable)
  • Member chooses payment options
    • Periodic Payments
    • Electronic Transfer (through eBanking)
  • Member signs loan documents (see page 2 for complete list)

FAQs

I currently have a VISA Platinum Credit Card and would like to apply for the VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card. How do I qualify for the card?

As long as your current credit card has been opened for 1 year, you are eligible to apply for the other card. This also applies if you have the VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card and would like to apply for the VISA Platinum Credit Card. Credit will be pulled and approval of the card is based on creditworthiness. The introductory rate only applies for your first JSC FCU Credit Card. Introductory rate does not apply if a member decides to switch to another card.

I see that you offer two credit cards, a VISA Platinum and a VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card. Can a member have both cards?

A member can only have either the VISA Platinum or VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card, not both.

If I currently have a VISA Platinum Credit Card and I'm approved for a VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card, would I qualify for the introductory rate on my new card?

No, since you already had the introductory rate on the VISA Platinum Credit Card. The introductory rate only applies for your first JSC FCU Credit Card. Introductory rate does not apply if a member decides to switch to another card.

How do I earn points?

Use your credit card for everyday purchases from fuel to groceries. You will earn 1 point for every $1 spent with your credit card. Watch how fast your points add up!

How do I earn points online?

Shop Ampre Card-Linked Offers. Ampre is a JSC FCU partner that offers rewards on select purchases. It’s simple. Use your credit or debit card at participating merchants, both in-store and online to earn points

How do I pool my Points?

All credit card and debit card points under each member number will be combined into one account for easy redemption.

How do I track my Points?

Please register at https://rewards.jscfcu.org/ to login and track your points.

How do I redeem my Points?

Please register at:https://rewards.jscfcu.org/ to login and track your points.

Do my Points expire?

Yes, four years from the date earned.

If this occurs during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST, contact the Visa Department at 1-800-940-0708. If the line is busy and you receive a voice recording, please leave a telephone number where you can be reached during JSC FCU business hours.

If you call after hours or during the weekend, please leave a message and your call will be returned on the first available business day.

How old does a member have to be to apply for a Visa credit card?

A member must be 18 years of age to enter into a binding contract on a VISA credit card. 

Yes, on the application you will select your own four digit pin number. The VISA Check (Debit) Card and ATM Card Application is located on the Forms & Documents page under Application.

Can I use my Visa Credit Card internationally?

Yes, VISA Credit Cards can be used for international merchant transactions. Please note there is a 1% fee for all international transactions.

What is the difference between a Credit Card and a Debit Card?

A credit card is a revolving loan account that requires a payment at a later date. A debit card removes funds directly from a checking account.

When would I use my pin number with my VISA Credit Card?

A pin number can be used at an ATM, this is considered a cash advance.

Is there a limit amount for a cash advance on a VISA credit card?

No, there is not a limit on a cash advance provided the credit limit is available. However, there are limits set on an ATM withdrawal. These limits are set by the financial institution and can vary from ATM to ATM.

Can I use my VISA credit card to get cash at an ATM?

Yes, you can use your VISA credit card at any ATM. You will be issued a PIN when you receive your credit card.

How do I dispute a charge(s) that appears on my credit card?

For your convenience a dispute form is available on the back of your monthly credit card statement. You may also provide us a letter detailing your dispute or you can download the form off of eBanking.

What is the minimum payment for my Visa credit card?

The payment is calculated at 3.5% of the daily average balance.

Can I use Electronic Bill Payment to make a payment on my credit card?

Yes, you can pay your credit card bill through our Online Payment Center or any system of your choice.

When is my VISA payment due?

Payment is due 25 days after the cycle date of your statement. Monthly payments are due on the 19th or 20th.

When is my VISA payment available for use?

VISA payments are available on the next business day. For example, if a payment is made on Monday, it will be available on Tuesday. However, if a payment is made on a Friday, it will available on Monday.

Why am I being charged cash advance interest when I have paid the statement balance?

In order to stop the cash advance interest, your VISA must be paid to zero. On that day the interest stops accruing. For example, if you did a cash advance on the 1st of the month and pay the balance to zero on the 15th of the month, your interest stops accruing. However, on the closing date, which is the 25th of every month, interest will be posted for the 15 days the money was borrowed.

Can I make my credit card payment at Western Union?

Yes, you can make a payment through Western Union.

Where do I send my credit card payments?

Your payments should be mailed to: JSC Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 58346, Houston, TX 77258 Or you may make your payment at a branch location or online through eBanking.

How do I remove an authorized user from my Visa account?

The primary member will need to complete and sign a short form and surrender the authorized user's card at that time. To remove an authorized user, please complete the VISA Credit Card: Request to Remove Authorized User form found on the Forms & Documents page under Account Forms.

What is my PIN Number?

Your PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a security code that allows us to verify that a request to access your account is authorized by you. Your confidential PIN prevents unauthorized use and ensures complete security when making transactions on your accounts.

I forgot my PIN. Can I have it reset?

Yes, contact a Member Services representative at 281.488.7070 or 800.940.0708 to have your PIN reset.

Is there a charge to get a new PIN number for a VISA credit card?

There is no charge.

What do I do if I need an additional card?

One card is issued per person. To request a card for an authorized user please complete the VISA Credit Card: Request for an Additional Credit Card form found on the Forms & Documents page under Account Forms.

What is the maximum limit on a JSC FCU VISA Credit Card?

The maximum limit we offer is $20,000.00.

How can I get my VISA credit card limit back?

You will need to reapply for a new VISA after 6 months of current payments.

How do I apply for a VISA Credit Card?

You may print and return VISA Credit Card Application to any of our branch locations or you may apply here. For more details about the VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card place click here.

How do I contact your credit card services if I am out of the country?

VISA maintains toll free numbers for many countries outside of the United States, please call 1.866.416.5686 or 1.800.VISA.911.

What types of Credit Cards do you provide?

We offer only VISA credit cards.

How do I replace my credit card?

To replace your credit card contact the VISA department at 1.800.940.0708

Is there a fee to order a new VISA credit card?

No, there is no fee.

If I order a card because it is damaged, will my current card work?

Once the new card is ordered, the damaged card will not work. When you receive the new card in the mail you must call and activate it.

How do I activate my new card?

To activate your new card call the 800-number printed on the sticker on the front of your card. You cannot activate a credit card online.

What number do I call after business hours to report a lost or stolen credit or debit card?

To report a lost or stolen VISA credit card, call 866.692.9364. During regular business hours contact the VISA department at 281.488.7070 or 800.940.0708.

To report a lost or stolen VISA check card, please call 800.528.2273. During regular business hours contact the Member Service department at 281.488.7070 or 800.940.0708 To report a lost or ATM card please call 281.488.7070.

How long does it take to get a new VISA card it is lost or stolen?

After your order a new card it will arrive between 7 to 10 days.

When will I receive my reissued VISA card?

Reissued VISA cards are mailed by the 15th of the previous month your card expires

My VISA card has expired and I have not received my new card yet?

If your VISA card has expired and you have not received a new card, please contact the VISA department at 1.800.940.0708.

How do I access my credit card through electronic services?

You may access you credit card through eBanking or on 281.488.0708 or 800.940.0708 eBanking phone system 24/7/365.

Can I apply for a VISA Credit Card online through the JSC FCU website?

Yes, you may apply for VISA credit card online please click here.

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