WaFd Bank Contactless Debit Card

Debit Cards

Open a checking account and choose your Debit Card!

WaFd Bank’s debit cards include EMV chip technology and are enabled for contactless payments at thousands of contactless-enabled checkouts, providing for a fast and secure way to “tap” and pay, without handing over or inserting your card.

Our cards include surcharge-free access to over 32,000 MoneyPass ATMs around the country and Visa Purchase Alerts, giving you greater access and control of your money.

Have questions? See our Debit Card FAQ.

Use your WaFd Bank contactless card where you see the contactless symbol.


Find the Contactless Symbol at checkout


Simply tap your WaFd Bank contactless card on the contactless-enabled terminal


Your payment is processed in seconds

Visa Debit Card purchase alerts

Keep your account more secure. Visa Purchase Alerts on your debit card allow you to know where your money is going, so that you can stay on top of your account activity. After enrolling your card with Visa, you’ll get real-time email alerts whenever your purchase meets the criteria you select during enrollment. Here’s how to get started:

Follow 3 steps to enroll:

  1. Visit Visa.com/PurchaseAlerts
  2. Register your information. (For security purposes, you may be required to input a verification code.)
  3. Choose the notification triggers that match your needs, such as transactions exceeding a set dollar amount, or any international purchases.

Please note: Purchase alerts will be delivered via email directly from Visa. Alerts will be sent only for transactions that are completed through the Visa network; not all types of transactions will trigger an email alert.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still can't find what you are looking for? Contact a branch near you or call 1-800-324-9375 or email us at info@wafd.com.

I forgot my debit card PIN. How do I reset it?

If you’ve forgotten your debit card PIN please call 1-800-992-3808.

How do I disable my lost or stolen debit card?

If you’ve lost your debit card or suspect it might be stolen, then we’ll quickly disable your old card and get you a new one. You may call your local branch, or our Client Care Center is available at 1-800-324-9375.

What should I do if I see suspicious activity on my account?

If you spot or receive a notification about suspicious activity on your account, please call us right away. You may call your local branch, or our Client Care Center is available at 1-800-324-9375.

How do I access my funds if I’m traveling abroad?

The security of your funds is our upmost concern. That’s why we monitor your accounts for suspicious, international activity. If you’re heading outside the US, please call your local branch or 1-800-324-9375 and notify us of your travel plans. We’ll adjust your debit card settings so that you’re free to travel and access cash without disruption. For international travelers, our debit cards can be used at over 355,000 ATMs worldwide, third party usage and foreign exchange fees may apply.

How do I know if I can tap to pay with my card?

Look for the contactless Indicator on your card to know if you can use it to pay for purchases.

Do I actually have to tap my contactless card on the contactless-enabled terminal?

No. However, the card should be close (within 1-2 inches) to the Contactless Symbol on the contactless-enabled terminal.

How long do I need to hold my contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal?

You should hold your contactless card to the contactless-enabled terminal for 1-2 seconds.

Can I unknowingly make a purchase if I am in close proximity to a contactless-enabled terminal?

No. Contactless technology requires the merchant to first initiate the payment, and the contactless card must be held in close proximity (1-2 inches) to the terminal for the transaction to take place.

For the new contactless card, will I get a new card number and PIN?

Your card number will not change. You will have the option to change your PIN when you activate the new card.

The Contactless Symbol and Contactless Indicator are trademarks owned and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC