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Smart Credit Cards

4Front CU Smart Credit Card Online Access4Front smart credit cards offer our members purchasing power and peace of mind. Enjoy no annual fee, multi-level fraud protection, and access to millions of merchants and ATMs worldwide with 4Front smart credit cards. Select our standard 4Front smart credit Mastercard® or our 4Front UChoose Rewards® smart credit Mastercard to earn points redeemable for merchandise, travel, and cash back.

Chip Technology  Protecting your plastic

At 4Front, we’re focused on delivering leading edge security to protect your finances and ensure only you and those you trust have access to your funds.

What makes our smart cards so smart? We’re glad you asked! The 4Front smart credit card includes an embedded chip which verifies its authenticity every time it’s used at a chip-enabled retail terminal. This reduces fraud perpetrated through the process of “skimming,” a technique in which criminals copy the data from a card’s magnetic stripe and use it to create a duplicate or counterfeit card.

Mastercard SecureCode  Enhanced online shopping security

4Front Credit Union takes the online security of your credit card very seriously. We're pleased to partner with Mastercard SecureCode to offer enhanced online shopping protection for our members.

MasterCard SecureCodeMastercard SecureCode is a private code for your 4Front smart credit card account that gives you an additional layer of online shopping security, so you can trust that your transactions get independent approval every time.

Register your 4Front smart credit card with Mastercard SecureCode by clicking HERE.

Don't wait to take advantage of the security and convenience of the 4Front smart credit Mastercard. Apply online below or call us at 800.765.0110.

Smart Credit Card Frequently Asked Questions

Your 4Front smart credit card is accepted everywhere Mastercard is accepted. Your smart card will enjoy the added layer of chip protection when you use it at retailers with chip-enabled terminals. If a retailer does not currently offer a chip-enabled terminal, your smart card includes a magnetic stripe to ensure you will still be able to complete your purchase, however, you will not enjoy the fraud protection of a chip-enabled transaction.

Because you are manually keying in your card number, expiration date, and CVV (3-digit number on back of card), purchasing goods or services online with a smart card does not differ in any way from how you make purchases with a non-smart credit card. While smart cards themselves do not offer additional security for online purchases, 4Front is pleased to offer Mastercard SecureCode for online shopping. Mastercard SecureCode works much like a personal identification number (PIN) at an ATM -- it's your private code attached to your 4Front smart credit card account that gives you an additional layer of online shopping security. Learn more about Mastercard SecureCode and register your 4Front smart credit Mastercard for this added protection by clicking HERE.

4Front’s selection of Mastercard as its exclusive credit card provider is rooted in delivering the most accessibility to our members since a credit card is only as good as the number of places you can use it. This is why 4Front no longer issues a combination of Visa and Mastercard credit cards and issues Mastercard exclusively. Mastercard enjoys a broader network of accepting merchants in the United States (more than 30 million U.S. retailers accept Mastercard, versus approximately 28 million domestic merchants take Visa).

Mastercard also has a clear advantage in international acceptance as it is welcomed in over 210 countries, compared to Visa's roughly 200 countries and territories.

The microprocessor chip embedded in smart cards creates a unique transaction code every time it is used at a chip-enabled terminal. The information contained in the magnetic strip affixed to non-smart cards never changes and makes it easier for hackers to steal your card information via a process called "skimming." "Skimming" is when someone copies data from a card's magnetic stripe and uses it to create a duplicate or counterfeit card. The chip embedded in smart cards communicates with the chip-enabled terminal while you are making your purchase to ensure that only the original card is being used for the transaction, and not a duplicate card being utilized by a wrongdoer.

Generally, smart cards will make it easier and more secure for you to make purchases in other countries. If you have traveled outside the U.S. in recent years, you've likely encountered some international retailers who only accept smart card and no longer accept magnetic stripe cards. This trend is expected to continue both internationally and domestically, as chip-enabled terminals become more prevalent in the U.S.

Making a payment at a chip-enabled terminal is a little different when using your smart card. Not all chip-enabled terminal look the same, but the process is similar with each. Rather than swiping your smart card, you will insert it into the front of the terminal with the chip facing up and leave the card in the terminal during the transaction. Follow the prompts on the terminal screen. If prompted, sign for your transaction or enter a PIN for ATM transactions. The card can be removed from the terminal once you are prompted to do so.

The process is similar to making a purchase at a chip-enabled terminal. Instead of inserting and immediately removing your smart credit card, you will leave it inserted in the ATM for the duration of your transaction. Some ATMs will securely grasp your smart credit card as soon as it detects the presence of the embedded chip, preventing you from removing it until you complete or cancel the transaction. Generally, on-screen prompts or ATM signage will alert you to what process you should expect from the specific ATM.

Enjoy around-the-clock access to your 4Front smart credit card account! Access transaction histories, download statements, and make online payments, by visiting

Report lost or stolen 4Front smart credit cards 24-hours a day by calling 844.269.3009 or 571.526.3951 (outside U.S.).

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Other Loan Rates

Other Loans
Effective Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Loan TypeTermAPR as low as*
Smart Credit Card Variable 9.21%
Overdraft Protection Revolving 10.00%
*Rates determined by member's credit worthiness and down payment
Lost or Stolen Cards

Lost or Stolen Cards

Smart Debit/ATM

800.554.8969 (after hours)
(outside U.S.)

Smart Credit

844.269.3009 (24 hours)
(outside U.S.)


PIN Changes

800.567.3451 (24 hours)