Debit Cards

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Open a checking account and choose your Debit Card!

WaFd Bank’s debit cards include EMV chip technology for a simple, secure way to pay for your everyday purchases. Our cards include surcharge-free access to over 32,000 ATMs around the country and Visa Purchase Alerts, giving you greater access and control of your money.

Have questions? See our Debit Card FAQ

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
  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.

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

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

If you’ve forgotten your debit card PIN please call 1-800-324-9375.

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. During normal business hours, you may call your local branch or 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. During normal business hours, you may call your local branch or 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 340,000 Accel and Plus Network ATMs worldwide, though third party usage and foreign exchange fees may apply.