Starter Credit Card

Our Visa Starter Card is designed for members looking to

  • Establish a good healthy credit score
  • Improve their credit history with a manageable $500 balance

And comes with these great features.

  • No Annual Fee*
  • No Minimum Finance Charge**
  • No Balance Transfer Fee
  • 25-day interest-free grace period on all new purchase*
  • No Over-the-Credit Limit Fee*

You can apply online once logged into your account, stop by a branch, or print the application and mail, fax or bring it in. Applications are processed same-day, unless it is received on a day we are closed.  

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Credit Card Features:

Verified by Visa   

EMV Chip   

Visa Checkout

 


Other Frequently Asked Credit Card Questions

  • When Will a Transaction Show on My Account?

    A transaction will appear as "pending" almost immediately after the purchase takes place. However, transactions actually post once a day, in the morning normally.

  • When Will the Pending Hold Drop Off, if the Hold Was For Something That Didn't Match Up?

    If the actual transaction does not come through and match the pending amount, the pending amount will drop off after 36 hours.

  • How Do I Dispute a Transaction?

    The best way to dispute a transaction that you feel is in error is to contact the merchant. A merchant will be able to act more quickly and reverse a wrong charge. If you cannot resolve the issue with the merchant, you may contact JHFCU and we will put a claim through Visa. Note that this process can take up to 90 days.

  • How do I report Fraudulent Transactions?

    If you discovered fraudulent or suspicious transactions associated with your credit card, please contact the credit union at 410-534-4500 or 1-800-543-2870 as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

  • What Should I Do if I Am Planning To Travel Out of the Country?

    If you are traveling abroad, please download and complete our Travel Notification Form. After you fill in the form, fax or scan it and email it to JHFCU. In the future we plan to have a secure online Travel Notification Form that you can submit electronically.

  • What if my card is Blocked?
    JHFCU uses a sophisticated transaction monitoring system to track card activity. If the activity falls out of a normal pattern, your card access may be suspended and our Fraud Monitoring Service will attempt to contact you at the home phone number we have on file. If your card is blocked, contact the credit union at 1-800-543-2870. If you are traveling out of the country, you may need to call our regular number at 410-534-4500. If you call after-hours, you will have an option to be routed to our after-hours Card Services Center. They may ask to verify information before unblocking your card.
  • Where Can I Find My Credit Card Information Online?

    Your JHFCU credit card balance, history, and pending transactions can be found on JHFCU's Online Banking site. Your Credit Card, whether it is the low-rate or the Rewards card, will be listed on the Account Summary screen under the Loans section. ALL CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS WILL HAVE SUFFIX 77. The Rewards Card will be listed as Rewards Visa Card; the low-rate card will be listed as Visa Credit Card. You can make a payments to your Credit Card account by transferring from your JHFCU Checking, Savings, or other transaction account. You cannot transfer FROM the Credit Card online at this time.

Cash Advance and Balance Transfers

  • How Can I Make a Cash Advance?
    • In a Branch – Our branch staff can help you make a cash advance from your JHFCU Visa Credit Card. You can simply go to a teller window. You do not need to bring/show your Credit Card, but as always will be required to show a valid photo ID. You may withdraw up to your available limit.
    • At an ATM – You will be mailed a Personal Identification Number (PIN) after your card is sent. You can use your Credit Card and PIN to make a cash advance at any ATM displaying the Visa or PLUS network logos. NOTE: There is a daily ATM cash withdrawal limit of $1,000. No increases in the daily limit will be allowed.
    • Via Telebranch24 – You can transfer from your Visa Credit Card to another JHFCU account over the phone. The Cash Advance fee will be charged that night.

    You cannot make an Online Transfer/Cash Advance into another JHFCU account at this time. This feature may be added in the future. Please note that all Cash Advances begin being charged interest starting on the date of the advance, and that there is a Cash Advance Fee (see next question).

  • Can I use my Visa Credit Card as an Overdraft Source?

    No. At this time your Visa Credit Card is not an option for overdraft protection for checking.

  • When Will the Cash Advance Fee Be Applied To My Account?
    The fee will be charged in the nightly processing run on the date of the Cash Advance.
  • How Much is the Cash Advance Fee?

    The fee for cash advancement is $5 or 2% of amount advanced each day, whichever is greater. Interest begins accruing immediately.

  • How Can I Do a Balance Transfer to Pay Another Outside Credit Card?

    Balance transfers can be completed at any branch using this form. Branch staff will assist with the issuance of payments made directly to outside credit card. Note that initially JHFCU will be sending any Balance Transfer payments via US Mail. You should account for mail time and should continue to make any minimum required payments until the payment is posted to your outside account.

Making Payments

  • How Can I Make a Payment?

    There are many options for making a payment to your JHFCU Visa Credit Card:

    1. Transfer online from Checking, Savings, or another transactional account to your Visa Loan account. Payment will be credited immediately and balance and available credit will be updated.
    2. JHFCU's Online Bill Payment – You can use JHFCU's Online Bill Payment service to make a payment, but note that it will take 2 business days to credit the Credit Card account and update the balance. If you do like to use Online Bill Payment for ease of paying all your bills and tracking, you can pay your Credit Card this way. When you set up JHFCU as a Payee, use your regular 9-digit JHFCU account number, a dash, and you 2-digit loan suffix number between 70 & 77, (EX:. XXXXXXXXX-XX.)  Do not use the 16-digit number on the plastic credit card. You should use JHFCU's main address, 2027 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205.
    3. JHFCU TeleBranch 24 — You may transfer your payment from a JHFCU account to your Visa; use your loan suffix number between 70 & 77 (EX: XXXXXXXXX-XX.)
    4. Online Bill Payment from an Outside Bank - When you set up JHFCU as a Payee, use your 9-digit JHFCU Account number - 2-digit loan suffix number between 70 & 77 (EX: XXXXXXXXX-XX.) Do not use the 16-digit number on the plastic credit card. You should use JHFCU's main address, 2027 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205
    5. Mailed Check Payment
    6. Branch Payment by Check
    7. Branch Payment by Transfer

    NOTE: You should not set up automatic recurring transfers, since the monthly amount will vary. Also, Payroll Deduction payments are not an option for the Credit Cards.

  • When Will I Receive My Credit Card Statement?

    JHFCU's cycle date for Card Statements is the 18th of each month; statements will be sent out within a few days after the cycle closes. If you are enrolled in e-statements for your regular JHFCU account, you will automatically be enrolled in e-statements for your credit card. The Credit Card statement will appear on the same screen as your regular account statement.

  • When Is My Payment Due?

    Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of the billing cycle. Your Credit Card payment will be due on the 15th of each month.

  • What If My Payment Arrives Late?

    If your payment arrives past the scheduled Due Date, you will owe interest for the prior billing cycle and current billing cycle, which will be added to your next bill. A Late Fee of $25 will also be assessed.

  • How Much Will My Payment Be?

    Your Minimum Payment due will be 2% or $30, whichever is greater. Of course you can pay the balance in full each month to avoid interest charges, and/or can pay more than the minimum payment due at any time. Please note: If you have a total outstanding balance of under $30 for the first statement cycle, the system will still show a minimum of $30 due, but you are only responsible for the amount charged.

  • What Happens If I Pay My Bill On Time, But The Check I Use Is Returned (Bounced)?

    If you made a payment by check that was returned for non-sufficient or non-available funds, we will reverse the payment on your account. You will be charged interest on outstanding balances as if the payment were never received, and will be charged a Returned Check Fee as well. If your reversal is made after the due date and you didn't make another minimum payment, you will incur a Late Fee, too.

  • I Used To Carry A Balance, But Paid My Account In Full This Month; Why Was I Charged a Finance Charge?

    Depending on the statement cycle and your average daily balance, you may have had a residual balance in the new cycle even though you paid off your balance with your last payment.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Credit Card

  • What If My Card is Lost, Stolen or Damaged?

    Contact the credit union at 410-534-4500 or 800-543-2870. If you call during our normal business hours, we will deactivate your card. If you call after hours, our third-party card processor will deactivate your card to prevent unauthorized activity from occurring.

  • How Do I Get a Replacement Card?

    Contact the credit union. Your old card will be deactivated and a new card will be processed and mailed.

Co-Applicants and Authorized Users

Activate or Select a New PIN for my Credit Card

  • How Do I Activate My Card?

    Your card will arrive in an inactive status. You will need to call 1-800-992-3808, also available on the sticker on the card, and will need to verify certain information in order to activate the card. Once the card is activated, you can begin using it immediately. No need to call from home phone number

  • How can I Change my PIN (Personal Identification Number)?

    To change your Visa Credit Card PIN, you need to call 1-800-992-3808, which is provided on the PIN mailer. Unlike JHFCU's Visa Check cards, you cannot change the PIN at one of our branches.

    A special Visa Credit Card Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be sent separately to you by mail. This PIN is for ATM Cash Advances. The PIN mailer will include the phone number and the validation number that allows you to change your credit card PIN. If you do not retain the form or record the validation number, we will need to order a new PIN mailer for you. Note, PINs for credit cards cannot be changed in our branches.

  • What Do I Do If I Forget My PIN?

    If you forget your Credit Card PIN, please contact the credit union and we can order a new PIN. The new PIN will be mailed to your address on file.

My New Credit Card

  • How Long Will It Take To Get My Card?
    Cards are processed and mailed once your application is approved. They typically are processed within 3-5 days, and should arrive in 7 business days from application date, depending on the mail.
  • When Does My Card Expire?
    Your card will expire on the last day of the month, 30 months from month of issuance.