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Sign vs. PIN

Every time you use your MasterCard® Debit Card, the amount is deducted from your checking account. However, you can make a debit card purchase in one of two ways: enter your PIN (Debit) or sign the receipt (Credit). Even though some locations automatically ask for your PIN, you DO have a choice on how to process the transaction.

So, next time you are about to swipe, here are some things to think about:


 Signature (Credit)  PIN (Debit)
 CURewards Points
  •  Earns rewards points*
  • Does not earn rewards points 
  • Able to dispute charges on your account
  • Limits on what charges can be disputed
  • Simply sign the receipt (if you are prompted for a PIN, ask the sales clerk to run as credit)
  • Merchant's name is listed on your statement
  • Must enter PIN in public view
  • Varying merchant information listed on your statement (may only list merchant address)

Take advantage of CURewards and begin signing your debit card transactions today!

*Rewards points are awarded on signature-based transactions only. Maximum point accrued per cycle are 30,000; per year are 150,000. Business accounts are not eligible for CURewards.

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