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SECU offers Master Card Debit chip cards to our checking account holders.

To apply, come in and fill out an application. Upon approval, you will receive your card in the mail within 10-14 days. Your initial PIN will come in a separate mailer.

SECU ATM Locations:

  • Credit Union building
  • CGH Medical Center Lobby
  • Other Available FREE ATM's:
    • Privileged Status
      Any Shazam ATM (visit for Privileged Status ATM's)
    • MoneyPass
      Any ATM in the Money Pass network (visit for locations)

Is your card Lost or Stolen?

After hours, please call 1-800-383-8000

Do you have fraud on your account from debit card use?

After hours, please call 866-508-2693

(Formerly Shazam Bolt$)

You can set up alerts to warn you of potential fraudulent activity. You can also block and unblock your card should it get stolen or lost. This free app is available for smartphones, tablets, and home computers. Available in the Apple App or Google Play Store.

We have security measures in place to help combat fraudulent activity on your account. Review our travel restrictions.

Automatic Billing Updater Mandate

Mastercard has introduced a mandate called the Automatic Billing Updater which requires us to send updated card information to them so they can share it with your account-on-file merchants.

For example, if you have enrolled your debit card to make recurring payments every month for your electric bill, you won't have to call the electric company to update your card's expiration date when you get a new one. The Automatic Billing Updater will do that for you!

There will be no disruption of service or denied charges because of out of date card information.

If you wish to opt-out of this free service, you may send us a secure message from Home Banking, or notify us in writing by sending a fax to 815-626-8181, or by mail at 2412 Freeport Road, Sterling, IL 61081. You may also stop in the credit union and sign a form.

Defend Yourself Against Online Scams

Beat digital thieves at their own game by understanding their scams.

These scams sometimes play on your emotions and your desire to help people who are less fortunate. Fraudsters will send you an email from what seems like a legitimate business, ask for personal information and then use it to steal from you. Sometimes they say you need to pay more taxes. Sometimes they will say you need to send money for a family member that is in trouble. Use caution with these types of emails! If an offer seems too good (or bad) to be true, it probably is!

Some "free trial" offers are too good to be true!

Stop needless charges to your debit or credit card by approaching free trial offers with caution! If the offer requires a card number, read the fine print thoroughly and consider the offer carefully. Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!