Covid-19 Pandemic: Safe Banking and Credit Card Use

Covid-19 Pandemic: Safe Banking and Credit Card Use

With the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring1 Covid-19 (Coronavirus) a global pandemic – and the virus spreading in the tri-state area – Affinity Federal Credit Union urges all members to stay safe by following hygiene recommendations.

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Among these has been the WHO’s advice2 to limit contact with others as much as possible in making financial transactions, by refraining from using cash and instead sticking to using your credit card or online or mobile banking methods. In a recent announcement, the WHO stated: “We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes and avoid touching their face. When possible, it would also be advisable to use contactless payments to reduce the risk of transmission.”

If you have an Affinity Visa® credit card, that means you also have the contactless payment option. Just look for the Contactless Symbol at any checkout terminal, tap your card on it and you’re good to go!

If you prefer to take the precaution of avoiding public spaces, including stores, you always have the option of Affinity’s Online and Mobile banking services. You can use our website or app to make transactions (such as making online purchases), pay bills and deposit checks, all without ever leaving your home.

Once again, Affinity prioritizes the health and safety of our members above all else, and we hope our convenient, secure digital banking services and credit cards will be of help during these trying times. Stay safe!

For additional information and updates from Affinity about COVID-19, please visit're-here-for-you.aspx


This information is for informational purposes only and is intended to provide general guidance and does not constitute legal, tax, or financial advice. Each person’s circumstances are different and may not apply to the specific information provided. You should seek the advice of a financial professional, tax consultant, and/or legal counsel to discuss your specific needs before making any financial or other commitments regarding the matters related to your condition are made.  

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