Notre Dame Federal Credit Union launching Irish Card Shield™

NOTRE DAME, IN (February 11, 2016) — Notre Dame Federal Credit Union announced today that it will offer a new, high tech security feature for its members that use Notre Dame FCU debit and credit cards.  Designed to dramatically reduce debit and credit card fraud, Irish Card Shield™ allows cardholders to activate and deactivate their cards in real time from their mobile phones.

Irish Card Shield™ empowers the Notre Dame FCU cardholder to manage their cards in a number of dynamic ways:

  • Turn cards on and off in real time
  • Designate specific locations where a card can be used
  • Approve merchant categories, like grocery stores and gas stations, for purchases
  • Set per-transaction limits on spending
  • Receive text alerts for each transaction
  • Allow card use only when near your cell phone

Notre Dame FCU President and CEO Tom Gryp said providing state of the art tools that protect members from fraud is a top priority. “Being one of the first credit unions in the nation to offer this service was an expensive investment,” Gryp said. “But a much needed investment in order to give our members the ability to personally take control of their cards.”

The Irish Card Shield™ will be offered at no charge to Notre Dame FCU members and will be available for download for both Android and iOS smartphones this spring.

About Notre Dame Federal Credit Union

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (Notre Dame FCU) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. With assets exceeding $900 million and more than 60,000 members worldwide, Notre Dame FCU's dedicated partners (employees), coupled with a wide array of financial services, provide members a personalized experience through the credit union's nine convenient branch locations, its virtual branch (Shamrock Center), and through its robust online banking platform and mobile apps. Founded in 1941, Notre Dame FCU has grown from its origins in the Administration Building at the University of Notre Dame, and today serves over 900 affiliated groups. Notre Dame FCU is independent of the University. Visit us at Insured by NCUA.


Taylor Valentine
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union
(574) 400-4990

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