We allow non-Visa debit transaction processing. This means you may use your Visa Check Card on a PIN-Debit Network* (a non-Visa network) without using a PIN to authenticate your transactions. The non-Visa debit networks for which such transactions are allowed are NYCE® and ACCEL.® Examples of the types of actions that you may be required to make to initiate a Visa transaction on your Visa Check Card include signing a receipt, providing a debit card number over the phone or via the Internet, or swiping the debit card through a point-of-sale terminal. Examples of the types of actions you may be required to make to initiate a transaction on a PIN-Debit Network include initiating a payment directly with the biller (possibly via telephone, Internet, or kiosk locations), responding to a logo displayed at a payment site and choosing to direct payment through that network, and having your identity verified using known information derived from an existing relationship with you instead of through the use of a PIN. Please be advised that the terms and conditions of your agreement with us relating to Visa debit transactions do not apply to non-Visa debit transactions. For example, the additional limits on liability (sometimes referred to as Visa’s zero-liability program) and the streamlined error resolution procedures offered on Visa debit card transactions are not applicable to transactions processed on a PIN-Debit Network.
If you have any questions about non-Visa debit transactions, please give us a call at (207) 872-2771.
*Visa rules generally define PIN-Debit Network as a non-Visa debit network that typically authenticates transactions by use of a personal identification number (PIN), but that is not generally known for having a card program.