Get your exclusive Arizona Cardinals Visa® debit card

Represent the Red Sea with every purchase! Desert Financial is the Official Credit Union of the Arizona Cardinals. When you join the team and open a Free Checking account, you can get in the game with an exclusive Arizona Cardinals Visa® debit card!

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Our contactless Cardinals cards include the latest tap-to-pay technology. You’ll be able to tap to pay for a secure, convenient and touch-free way to check out – so you can quickly score the coolest Cardinals merch and more.

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Fast and easy

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Touch-free purchases



No monthly fees | No minimum balance | No fumbles

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Open an account online in less than five minutes

AND apply for a loan online

AND use online banking

AND deposit checks remotely

AND use tap-to-pay technology with a contactless card

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How to use your contactless Arizona Cardinals Visa® debit card

To activate your card and set your PIN, call (877) 635-9624.
See our FAQs for more information.

Tap to pay the easy way! Just follow these steps:

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your card to the checkout
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Your transaction is
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Where to use your exclusive Arizona Cardinals Visa® debit card

Tap to pay anywhere you see the contactless symbol.

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Retail shops

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Grocery stores

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Vending machines

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And more!


You can also add your contactless debit card to your digital wallet for even more purchasing options.


Debit cardmember benefits

Using your debit card for everyday and large purchases has many advantages – and we offer three cardmember benefits for consumer debit cards.

Purchase security

If an eligible retail purchase is stolen or damaged within the first 90 days, purchase protection can replace, repair or reimburse cardholders for up to $500 maximum.

Extended warranty protection

Existing warranty coverage can be doubled for up to one additional year on eligible warranties of three years or less. Cardholders may claim up to $10,000 maximum.

Purchase security and extended warranty protection terms and conditions

Personal ID theft

ID theft protection can provide reimbursement of up to $5,000 maximum for lost wages, fees and other costs incurred if a cardholder’s identity is stolen.

Personal ID theft terms and conditions

Contact us at (602) 433-7000 for more information and to utilize a cardmember benefit. Please note, cardmember benefits are not available for Business Debit Cards.

Have questions? Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about contactless Visa® debit cards.

FAQs: contactless Visa® debit cards

What is a contactless debit card and how is it different from my current debit card?

Our contactless Visa® debit cards can still function the same way that you have always used them (either swiping your card or inserting it into the chip reader). We have added the latest tap-to-pay technology as an additional option for our members for a more secure and convenient way to pay!

What if I do not want a contactless debit card?

Contactless technology is safe, secure and convenient! Many merchants offer the tap-to-pay function at check out, but you can still use your card in the chip reader if the merchant does not have tap-to-pay capabilities or if you prefer to use the chip instead. We are committed to providing our members with solutions that make their lives easier and we are excited to offer contactless technology in all our Visa debit cards moving forward!

Is it safe to use a contactless debit card?

Yes! All contactless transactions are protected by the same secure encryption technology as any type of chip transaction. Several additional safety measures are built in as well. Because the card does not need to leave the consumer’s hand, there is less opportunity for additional card details (such as card number or CVV) to be compromised.

Could I be debited twice if I have more than one contactless card?

No, you cannot be debited twice if you have more than one contactless card. Contactless readers are specifically designed to communicate with only one card and perform only one transaction at a time. A single transaction must be completed or canceled before a second payment can be initiated.

Could I unknowingly make a purchase if I walk past the reader and my contactless card is in my wallet?

No. Your contactless card must be waived within four centimeters of the card reader for more than half a second with an approved transaction amount to process the transaction. Your contactless card cannot be charged for a purchase if you walk past the reader.

I do not have a Desert Financial contactless Visa® debit card. How do I get one?

If you do not have a Desert Financial contactless Visa® debit card, you can stop by your local branch to have one printed on the same day.** Additionally, you can order a Contactless Visa® debit card in our Online and Mobile Banking through our Card Manager Widget, or you can contact our Member Experience Center via Chat, Online Banking Messaging Center or by phone at (602) 433-7000.

**Please note that HSA and ATM cards are not available to be printed same day. To order an HSA or ATM card, you can visit your local branch or call our Member Experience Center.

What should I do when…?

In this section, you will find commonly asked questions regarding your Desert Financial Visa® debit card. This section pertains to all debit cards that Desert Financial issues, including contactless debit cards.

I am going to be traveling out of the country. What should I do so my card will not decline?

Members can log in to their Online or Mobile Banking and click on “Card Manager Widget.” From here, you will be able to enter the dates and locations of an upcoming trip to ensure your card will still work while you are out of the country.

I see a pending transaction different from the total paid. What should I do?

Some merchants may authorize a different amount from what you paid and once the transaction clears, the preauthorized hold amount will be released and the total you paid will be the amount that is posted to your account. This is common when you pay at the gas pump or in restaurants where a tip you leave was not part of the preauthorization amount. If this happens:

  1. Wait for the transaction to post. This typically takes up to 72 hours.
  2. Once the transaction amount posts, confirm that it is the amount that you signed for and the preauthorization hold has been released. If the amount you were charged is different from the amount you have a receipt for, please call the merchant first.
  3. If you are unable to resolve with the merchant, please contact our Member Experience Center via Chat, Online Messaging Center or by calling (602) 433-7000.

My card is blocked because I entered the wrong PIN number too many times. What can I do?

For your security, your card will be blocked after three (3) unsuccessful attempts entering your PIN number. You will need to contact the Member Experience Center at (602) 433-7000 or visit your local branch to have their card unblocked.

My card is about to expire. When will I get a new one?

Desert Financial’s general practice is to mail out new cards to those whose card will be expiring approximately 45 days before the card expires. To make sure you get your card, please log in to your Online Banking and verify we have your correct address and phone number.

If your card expired and you have not received a new card, please visit your local branch to have a new contactless Visa® debit card issued to you the same day. You can contact our Member Experience Center via Chat, Online Messaging or by calling (602) 433-7000.

I am having trouble activating my new Desert Financial Visa® debit card. What should I do?

If you are having trouble activating your Desert Financial Visa® debit card, please contact our Member Experience Center via Chat, Online Messaging or by calling (602) 433-7000. You can also visit your local branch to help you activate your card.

My card is damaged. What should I do?

If your debit card is damaged, you can order a replacement card by:

  1. Logging into your Online or Mobile Banking and ordering a new card through our Card Manager widget. You will still be able to use your existing debit card until you receive and activate your new card. It will typically take 7-10 business days to receive your new card in the mail.
  2. Call our Member Experience Center at (602) 433-7000. They will be able to order a new card and you can continue to use your existing card until you receive and activate your new card. It will typically take 7-10 business days to receive your new card in the mail.
  3. Visit your local branch, where they print a new card for you the same day.

What do I do if my debit card is lost or has been stolen?

If your debit card is lost or stolen, you can call (855) 578-5801 to report your card and have a new card ordered for you. You can also report a lost or stolen debit card through your Online or Mobile Banking in our Card Manager Widget.

When you report your card lost or stolen, your current debit card will be closed, and a replacement card will be ordered for you. It will typically take 7-10 business days to receive your new card in the mail. Once a card is closed, it cannot be reopened. A new card number will be issued to you.

If there has been fraud on your account, our team will be able to walk you through the steps to dispute the transaction.

About Our Fraud Protection Alert Feature

At Desert Financial, we work to monitor your debit card transactions for fraudulent activity. When we spot suspicious activity on your debit card transactions, we may contact you via text message asking you to reply with YES or NO as a one-time response:

YES – You agree with the transaction in question.

NO – You do not agree and have encountered fraudulent activity. We will take action.
To opt out, reply with STOP.

IMPORTANT: Desert Financial will never ask you for your personal or account information. Refer to our FAQs below for more information on fraudulent activity. Notifying you of possible fraudulent activity is just another way that Desert Financial works to help protect you.

FAQs: Fraud Protection Alert Feature

Who can use this service?

This service is available to all members.

How do I enroll in this service?

All members who provide or have provided a current cell phone number to Desert Financial and have SMS texting enabled are automatically enrolled in this service.

How do I opt out of this service?

There are two ways to opt out:

  1. You can opt out of the service by calling Fiserv EnFact Fraud Protection Center at (866) 750-9107.
  2. If you receive a text message notice alerting you of possible fraudulent activity, then you can text back STOP. You will no longer receive any further text messages.

Does this have a cost associated with it?

This service is provided to you at no charge from Desert Financial; however, message and data rates may apply.

How can I identify any fraudulent activity?

For your security, Desert Financial will never ask for personal or account information via email, text and/or phone call. A text will ask you to confirm or deny recent charges on your debit card that could be fraudulent activity. We will only ask you to reply with YES or NO as a one-time response.

If you receive a suspicious text from Desert Financial requesting information from you other than YES, NO or STOP, the text is fraudulent. DO NOT RESPOND; contact (602) 433-7000 to report the incident.

Where can I update my phone number or email? How do I know if my information is up to date?

Keeping your contact information updated with Desert Financial is essential for this service to properly alert you of potential fraud. You are able to view and update your contact information through your Online Banking Account by taking the following steps:

  1. Log into your Online Banking Account
  2. Click the down arrow by your name
  3. Click “Settings”
  4. Click on the “Contact” tab
  5. Click “Edit” on any personal information you want to update
  6. Click “Save Changes” after making your updates

Will I receive alerts through phone or email?

In addition to text messaging, you may receive an email and/or phone call when suspicious activity is identified on your debit card transactions. You may also receive an email alerting you that a fraud alert notification was sent via text message.


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Primary account holder must meet Desert Financial’s membership eligibility and credit qualification requirements, including opening a Membership Savings account with a minimum balance of $25. Checking is free; however, fees incurred — such as a stop payment or NSF fee — may apply. For complete terms and conditions, refer to the published Statements of Terms, Conditions and Disclosures.


For further information regarding the Relationship Rewards program and eligibility of the Member Giveback Bonus, please see the Relationship Rewards Disclosure – Supplement to the Statements of Terms, Conditions and Disclosures.


Offer Requirements: New Member (Friend) must either open accounts online by following the promotional link within the referral email sent by the Referring Member, mention this promotion at the time of account opening over the phone or present a completed Refer-A-Friend Referral Form at the time of account opening in branch to be eligible. Referring Member and Friend cannot begin credit union membership on the same day.


New Member Promotion Eligibility: Offer available only to new Desert Financial Credit Union (DFCU) members who are 18 years of age or older, have a valid U.S. Taxpayer Identification number or Social Security Number and meet DFCU’s membership eligibility and credit qualification requirements. See our Statements of Terms, Conditions & Disclosures for further information regarding membership eligibility and account details. Existing primary account owners or primary account owners who have closed their membership within the past 12 months and existing Joint account owners of an open checking or savings share are ineligible to receive promotional Refer-A-Friend bonus. Employees of DFCU, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or agencies and their immediate family (including spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandparents or grandchildren) are not eligible. Offer valid for a limited time, cannot be combined with any other account opening offer and is subject to change.


Bonus Eligibility: New Member and Referring Member must meet the following requirements to receive cash bonus. New Member: Must open a Membership Savings with a minimum balance requirement of $25 and a checking account in addition to meeting the following two requirements within the first 90 calendar days of account opening – 1) Have a minimum of 30 transactions (not including fees assessed by DFCU) posted to the new checking account and 2) Establish and receive a direct deposit. New accounts must be open and cannot be delinquent by more than 30 days at time of bonus payment. Referring Member: Must be at least 18 years of age at time of referral and must be the primary owner of an open and active Membership Savings, opened prior to the account opening date of the New Member account. Bonuses will be deposited into the New Members qualifying checking account and the Referring Members Membership Savings account no later than 10 business days in the month following the end of the first 90-day period if qualifications are met. Cash bonus earned is subject to all applicable taxes, is the responsibility of the member and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT.


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