Contactless PurchasesMaking contactless purchases is as easy as look, tap, and go.
LookFind the Contactless Symbol at checkout
TapSimply tap your contactless card on the checkout terminal
GoYour payment is processed in seconds
Tap-to-payand be on your way
FASTPayments processed in seconds
EASYSimply tap your card on the checkout terminal to make a purchase
SECUREEnjoy the same dynamic security as EMV chip cards
FLEXIBLEEnroll your card in Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay
Your contactless card uses short-range wireless technology to make secure payments between a contactless card and a contactless-enabled checkout terminal. When you tap near the Contactless Symbol, your payment is sent for authorization. There is no need to swipe, dip, or insert your card.
Yes, absolutely. Your contactless card uses the same secure encryption technology as your current EMV chip card. Each transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that securely protects your payment information.
Retailers that accept contactless payments will display the Contactless Symbol. Look for it wherever you shop.
One to two seconds should do it. And don’t worry, even if you tap twice, you won’t be charged twice.
No. Your card has to be extremely close to the reader – typically between two and four centimeters and the retailers must have first entered the amount for you to approve. The card reader cannot be activated by you simply passing by.
Yes. Your contactless card will continue to have contact functionality so it can still be inserted or swiped at merchant locations without tap to pay check out terminals. Additionally, you can continue to use your card information at online merchants.
How do I get my card?
Existing Members 1st cardholderThere is nothing more you need to do to receive your contactless enabled debit or credit card. When your existing debit or credit card expires, you will be sent a replacement card that is equipped to perform contactless payments. If you feel you need a card more urgently, please call us at (530) 222-6060 or at (800) 303-3838.
Not a Members 1st cardholderTo request a contactless enabled Members 1st debit card, you’ll need to open a Flex Checking account or Travel Card online or by calling us at (530) 222-6060 or by visiting your nearest branch. To request a contactless enabled Members 1st credit card, apply today online or by calling us at (530) 222-6060 or by visiting your nearest branch.
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Choose credit when using debit
When making a purchase with your Members 1st debit or travel card, choose credit rather than entering your PIN, for a more contactless experience when making purchases. Your purchase will process just as normal, but may post to your account’s transaction history a few days later when the merchant chooses to process all of their transactions.