With Card Guard™ from America First, your iPhone puts you in control. Using America First Card Guard, you can determine where your Visa® cards can be used and where they can’t. You’ll set the amounts, locations, merchants, and/or transaction types your America First cards will process. Control or alert changes take effect instantly so you can make changes on the go.
-Receive real-time alerts anytime your card is authorized or declined or create them based on your preferences.
-Lock your card when you're not using it and turn it on when you're ready to pay.
-Set a dollar threshold that limits your card transactions to an amount you specify.
-Define a geographic location where your cards will work or select My Location to authorize charges in the vicinity of your iPhone.
-Specify which kinds of merchants or transaction types can clear your account.
America First Card Guard - Security you control™
We’ve fixed the notification icon so that the notification count matches the unseen transactions.
Click the Tell Me More button at the bottom of each screen to get more information about a control or alert.
Added biometric authentication.
We have enhanced the push notification alerts to show additional details about a transaction, including why a transaction was declined.
We’ve added the ability to one-time override a denied transaction without having to change the card controls that are already in place. If a transaction was denied by a Card Guard control, just tap to authorize the one-time override and swipe the card again within 10 minutes to approve the transaction.
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Good, but one potential problem.
I appreciate having control over my cards. I always know what I’m buying and where. However, I don’t like the fact that when I launch the app, if I want to use Touch ID, I have to have Remember My Name enabled. The “name” though, is the account number. Someone could launch the app and see your account number. It would be nice if just my name appeared.
I love this app. I gat notifications instantly when I or any of my family make a purchase so I am aware of any use. A few months ago I received 2 notifications that didn’t make sense, I checked with family members immediately and realized that someone was using my card fraudulently. I was able to turn the card off and report it and get the charges reversed! It was amazing. The total process took some time but I felt like it went as fast as it possibly could have. The charges were over $800 and I didn’t have to pay any of it because it was caught so quickly.
Great Concept, Could be better
I love the concept of being able to freeze transactions on my debit card. However, the app is buggy and sluggish. Often times it crashes or it “forgets” my account info even though I check the remember me option. Additionally as I have 2 accounts with AFCU I would think that if those two accounts are linked then I would be able to freeze both debit cards from each account with a single login. Instead I have to logout of one account and login to the other account. Very annoying and time consuming. The AFCU Mobile App allows this functionality so I am not sure why Card Guard does not.
1 star until app is updated to correct crashes and sluggishness and improved to add multiple cards if accounts are linked.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.