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Smart Chip Debit Cards

The embedded computer chip makes your card more secure.

We're bringing smart chip debit cards to all of our cardholders.

Information programmed into the chip is personalized for your account and each transaction is unique, adding a new safeguard against fraud.

How does Smart Chip Technology work?

Start the payment process by swiping your card, just as you do today.  If a merchant's terminal is chip-enabled you'll be prompted to insert your card.

If a merchant isn't using a chip-enabled terminal yet, the transaction will process as it normally does.

At an ATM

The process is essentially the same as at a merchant.  Insert your chip card into the terminal and follow instructions on the screen.  Depending on the type of ATM, you might be prompted to re-insert your card.  Leave the card in the ATM until the transaction is compete and the card is released, and then remove your card and any cash you may have withdrawn.  A PIN is needed for ATM transactions.

On the Internet or by Phone

Nothing has changed for transactions made online or by telephone, so you'll make payments just as you do today. 








Health Savings Account

Health Savings Account





Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit

Learn more about The Peoples Bank Co. Smart Chip Debit Card

Start enjoying all the safety and conveniences of our Master Money Debit Card card today. To apply, simply contact a Customer Service Representative (CSR) at one of our office locations. They will be happy to help you complete the application so that you can have your checkbook and a bank teller in the palm of your hand soon.

Smart Chip or EMV was adopted as a way to fight card fraud resulting from theft, skimming, and counterfeiting.  Smart Chip or EMV provides improved security, worldwide interoperability, and a better experience for international travelers.  Smart Chip/EMV also paves the way for future technological advances.

EMV is an acronym for Europay, MasterCard, & Visa and it represents the use of chip card technology in payment transactions.  These cards may be called EMV cards, chip cards or smart cards.


When you use your chip card at a chip enabled terminal, the chip will generate a code that is unique to that individual transaction - it can't ever be used again.  That makes stolen transaction data virtually useless to thieves that try to use the data to make counterfeit cards or purchases.

Cards will be reissued automatically according to the month of expiration.  You will receive a letter notifying you prior to receiving your new card in the mail.  Please read the letter carefully as important information is included.  Once you receive you new smart chip card, your existing card will be disabled after 30 days or upon activation of your new chip card.

No, you will retain the same card number.  The expiration date and 3-digit security code on the back will change though.  That information will need to be relayed to any merchants with whom you have recurring payments. 

You have the option of keeping your current PIN or establishing a new one.  This is done by calling 1-800-992-3808 to activate your card.

You will need to insert your chip card into the reader (face up & chip side toward the terminal) and leave it in for the duration of the transaction.  You will need to remember to remove the card after the transaction is complete.  Some terminals will prompt you to remove your card.

During the transition to chip, you can swipe your card as you normally would and follow the prompts.  If the terminal is chip-enabled, it will prompt you to insert the card instead.  If you already know your chip card works there, start by inserting your card.

Yes.  Your card will have a chip and a magnetic stripe to accommodate any situation.

You will insert your card into the ATM & follow the instructions on the screen.  Depending upon the type of ATM, you may be prompted to reinsert your card.  You will leave the card in the ATM until the transaction is complete & the card is released.  You may be prompted to remove your card prior to receiving your cash.

Yes, chip cards will continue to have the magnetic stripe.  This will ensure that customers can continue to pay until all merchants have upgraded their terminals to EMV.

Internet & phone transactions will be processed the same as they are with a magnetic stripe.  EMV technology does not affect internet & phone transactions.

That will depend on the type of payment terminals the restaurant has.  In many cases, the host/hostess will still need to take the card to be swiped.  Some restaurants my have pay-at-the-table terminals where you can pay the bill right at the table.

Yes, Chip cards are widely used in international markets.  Having a chip card will make it easier for you to make purchases and complete ATM transactions when you travel internationally.

While chip card won't prevent large-scale data breaches that have hit some merchants, they do make it extremely difficult to produce counterfeit cards from that stolen data.

Yes, once the chip card has been activated the old card will be disabled.  You will need to contact merchants whom you have recurring payments with in order to update your card information (expiration date & 3-digit security code on the back of your new smart chip card, if applicable).

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