Your EMV chip card is coming soon!
EMV debit cards feature enhanced fraud protection with an embedded chip that makes it virtually impossible to counterfeit and helps prevent in-store fraud.
Enhanced Security for your Debit Cards
Hawaii First will soon offer debit cards with chip technology. The embedded computer chip provides more security and wider international acceptance.
A microchip embedded in the card adds a new layer of protection against fraud for purchases made at the point of sale. Information programmed into the chip is personalized for your account and each transaction generates a unique code, adding an extra safeguard against unauthorized use and counterfeiting.
These cards are already in wide use around the world and are now becoming the standard in the U.S.
When will I get my chip card?
To ensure that all of our cardholders have the additional protections offered by chip cards as soon as possible, we will be replacing all debit cards in the month your card expires. Once your new card arrives, be sure to activate it for use and then destroy your old card.
There is no need to request a new card. You’ll automatically receive your chip card in the mail. There is no charge for the new chip card.
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