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Visa CREDIT CARD

Balance Transfers Only
5.50%
APR*
 
Interest Rates Certified by Datatrac
OVERVIEW

A credit card designed to give you a better balance

Let’s face it – your everyday life is a balancing act. And when it comes to spending and saving, that balance can be difficult. Whether you’re looking for a smart way to cover all of life’s surprise expenses – or to transfer balances from other credit cards – the Direct Platinum Visa helps you stay balanced with low rates and no fees on your transactions.

  • No annual fees
  • 1% cash back on all transactions**
  • Credit line of up to $25,000
  • Low regular rate
  • Low rate on balance transfers
  • No fees for balance transfers
  • No fees for cash advances
  • 24/7 access to secure online banking
 

 

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RATES

Rates

  • Direct Visa
USED FOR APR***
Purchases 9.24% or 12.24% based on your creditworthiness
Balance transfers 5.50% - Special Offer
Cash advances 9.24% or 12.24% based on your creditworthiness
Service FEES
Annual Fee None
Balance Transfer None
Cash Advance Fee None
Overlimit Fee None
Foreign Transaction Fee 1% of each transaction in US dollars
Return Check $10
used for APR**  
Purchases 9.24% or 12.24% based on your creditworthiness Apply Now
Balance transfers 5.50% - Special Offer Apply Now
Cash advances 9.24% or 12.24% based on your creditworthiness Apply Now
service fee  
Annual Fee None  
Balance Transfer None  
Cash Advance None  
Over Limit None  
Foreign Transaction 1% of each transaction in US dollars  
Return Check $10  

*Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 5.50% is variable and is equal to The Wall Street Journal's Prime Rate + 2.00%.  The APR will be adjusted on the first day of each billing cycle by adding 2.00 percentage points (the “margin”) respectively to the highest Prime Rate published in The Wall Street Journal, or any successor thereto, on the last business day of the immediately preceding calendar month (the “index”).  This rate is available to balance transfers only.  Balance transfers can not be used to pay down an existing Direct Federal loan balance.  Offer available through 12/31/16.  The APR on all purchases and cash advances will be 9.24% or 12.24% - based on your creditworthiness.

**Applies to purchases posted on your account on or after 11/22/15 through 10/23/16. Point cash value of $.01 for every qualifying dollar under the program. Minimum of $5,000 points required for redemption. Reward will be issues 11/2016.

***APR of 9.24% or 12.24% based on your creditworthiness – for purchases and cash advances. The APR will be adjusted on the first day of each billing cycle by adding 5.74 or 8.74 percentage points (the “margin”) respectively to the highest Prime Rate published in The Wall Street Journal, or any successor thereto, on the last business day of the immediately preceding calendar month (the “index”). 

CALCULATORS

Calculators

The Credit Card Optimizer helps you determine the best distribution of your credit card debt. By entering your credit card balances, rates and credit limits this calculator determines which balance transfers will produce the greatest savings.

LEARN MORE

Learn More

The Direct Platinum Visa offers all the benefits of a standard credit card along with a few unique features:

  • A great rate and no annual fees
  • As many extra cards as you want—for your spouse, kids, or really, really good friends
  • Free activity monitoring by Direct Federal and the option to enroll in “Verified by Visa” for added security
  • Protection against fraudulent charges as long as you notify us within 60 days of when we sent you the bill on which the fraudulent activity appeared
  • Toll-free help and support in the event that your card is lost or stolen—just call 800.449.7728
FAQs
FAQs

Are there any fees associated with my Direct Federal Visa?

If your payments are on time, there are no fees.

If your payments are on time, there are no fees. If your payment is not received by the due date, there is a $25 Late Fee, which will increase to $35 for subsequent late payments within a six-month period. For foreign transactions, the fee is 1% of each transaction in US dollars.

How can I get cash advances using my Direct Federal Visa?

You are eligible for cash advances by going to ATMs or banks that are part of the Visa network.

You are eligible for cash advances by going to ATMs or banks that are part of the Visa network. (This will require a PIN, which you can obtain by calling our Call Center at 781.455.6500.) You can also transfer money online between a Direct Federal Visa account and any other Direct Federal account by Call 24 or through Web Banking.

How do I apply for a Direct Federal Visa?

It’s simple. Just complete our secure online application or call us at 781.455.6500.

It’s simple. Just complete our secure online application or call us at 781.455.6500. Either way,
it will only take a few minutes and you’ll receive a decision the same day.

What is the credit limit on a Direct Federal Visa?

You can apply for a credit limit of up to $25,000.

You can apply for a credit limit of up to $25,000.

How can I increase my credit limit?

To increase your existing credit limit, either complete our secure online application or give us a call at 781.455.6500.

To increase your existing credit limit, either complete our secure online application or give us
a call at 781.455.6500.

How long will it take to receive my Direct Federal Visa card?

Your Visa credit card is mailed on the third business day after your account is set up.

Your Visa credit card is mailed on the third business day after your account is set up.

What is the "normal" interest rate on a Direct Federal Visa?

The rate can vary monthly and is based on the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal.

The rate can vary monthly and is based on the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal. This rate applies to all transactions —purchases, balance transfers and cash advances. Nearly all other credit cards charge a higher rate for balance transfers and cash advances than they do for purchases. But with a Direct Federal Visa, you are only charged one low rate, regardless of the type of transaction. In some instances, a fixed rate of 18% may be assigned.

Can I pay my Direct Federal Visa bill online?

Yes. You may pay your Direct Federal Visa bill online using your Checking Account.

Yes. You may pay your Direct Federal Visa bill online using your Checking Account. Simply complete the enrollment process and you can make a payment from any checking or savings account, even if it is with another bank. You can view your online payment summary history and easily change the designated account or bank at any time.

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance.”  Refer to the section “Finance Charges” within the Agreement for more information on how your balance is calculated.

Billing Rights:  Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in the Agreement.