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Our frequently asked questions service offers answers to common questions. If you don't find an answer, please contact our customer support and a representative will be able to assist you.

Overview

How do I change my profile information?
  1. Log in to your Pay Portal.
  2. Click Settings > Profile
  3. Make the changes.
  4. Click Save

If you are unable to update your information, please contact Paylution directly.

How do I sign up for a Pay Portal account?

Once created, you will receive an activation email containing your account number and a link you may click on to begin the activation process.

Account Management

How can I confirm that my banking information is correct?

The best way to confirm that you have entered your banking information correctly is to refer to the numbers on the bottom of your check.

In Canada and the United States, your account information would be displayed as shown on the sample checks below:

Canadian Accounts:

American Accounts:

For all other regions, please refer either to your bank statement or contact your financial institution to confirm your banking information.

 

How do I change my account password?
  1. Log in to your Pay Portal.
  2. Click Settings > Security
  3. Enter your existing password.
  4. Enter and confirm a new unique password.
  5. Click Update Password

Note: Passwords must contain 6-15 characters and cannot be reused.

How do I update my bank account information?
  1. Log in to your Pay Portal.
  2. Click Transfer
  3. On the Transfer Center, click Action > Update
  4. Update your account information.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Review your profile information and make updates if required.
  7. Click Confirm

Customer Support

How do I contact Customer Support?

Please refer to the Telephone and Email tabs at the top of the page for support hours and contact information.

You can also log in to your Pay Portal and live-chat with a customer support representative.

I forgot my account password. What should I do?

We do NOT keep a record of your password!

If you have forgotten your password, please click on the link below and enter your email address (must be the same email address with which your account is registered). You will receive an email containing a link you will need to click on. In order to choose a new password, you will first be asked to answer your two security questions.

Click here if you have forgotten your password

If you do not receive your password recovery email, or if you are unable to answer your security questions, please contact us

RealTime Pay Prepaid Card

How do I view the Cardholder Agreement?

Log in to your Pay Portal and click Legal at the bottom of the page to access a digital copy.

Problems with your Prepaid Card

What should I do if I forget my PIN?

If you forget your PIN, you can reset it using the Reset Pin feature found in your online Pay Portal under the Home Tab.

1. Log in you Pay Portal.
2. In the Home tab go to my My Cards.
3. Click the Action button.
4. Click the Reset Pin option.

What should I do if my Prepaid Card is lost or stolen?

If your card is lost or stolen, please immediately call and report it to the number shown here, any time of day and any day of the week. Our agents can then assist you by cancelling the card and issuing a new one for you.

What do I do if I don't recognize the merchant listed on my statement?

Some merchants may bill under a name other than their operating name or bill from a state different from where you made your purchase. If you still have questions about the transaction, please contact the merchant directly.

What is a Prepaid Card dispute?

If you believe that a prepaid card transaction has been posted to your account in error, you may submit a prepaid card dispute within 60 days of the date that appears on the transaction statement or receipt.

What happens after I submit my dispute?

After we confirm your dispute claim, we may need to contact the merchant and their bank regarding the disputed transaction. In some cases, we may contact you again via Mail if we need more information. We process disputes according to billing error procedures that are governed by federal law and outlined in your Cardholder Agreement. If you provide this information orally, we may require that you send the details listed above in writing within sixty (60) calendar days after we posted the transaction(s) you are questioning. You agree to cooperate fully with our investigation and to provide any additional information or documentation we may need for the claim. Please refer to your Cardholder Agreement for more detailed information.

What should I do before I submit a Prepaid Card dispute?

A quick call to the merchant can often answer your questions and easily resolve your prepaid card dispute. However, if this is not resolved, you may want to submit a dispute.

How do I submit a prepaid card dispute?

Please note the issuer of your prepaid card. You will find the card issuer displayed on the back side of the card near the bottom. Download the corresponding issuer dispute form and fill it out according to the instructions indicated on the form:

All Trans Financial Services Visa Prepaid Card

Bancorp Visa Prepaid Card

Metabank Visa Prepaid Card

Transact Payments Limited Prepaid MasterCard

Valitor hf. Visa Prepaid Card

Disputes are subject to time limits in which the investigation may take up to one hundred and twenty (120) days from the transaction settlement date.

You must contact us no later than sixty (60) days after we posted the transaction(s) to the Card Account.

How long will it take to be reimbursed for unauthorized charges?

Up to one hundred and twenty days (120) from the transaction settlement date.

What should I know about using my Prepaid Card at gas stations, hotels and other merchants?

When you swipe or insert your prepaid card at a gas station pump, the gas station will place a pre-authorized hold of up to $125.00 USD or more on your card prior to you filling up.

The actual amount purchased will be processed on the card at a later time, but the initial hold may last for 8 days before being released, minus the amount of gas that was purchased.

During the time that the hold is in effect, the funds being held will be unavailable for you to use.

When the transaction settles, you will only be charged for the amount of gas purchased.

To avoid pre-authorized holds, we recommend pre-paying inside the gas station so you can specify the exact amount of gas you wish to purchase.

Some other merchants may have similar practices and even longer maximum pre-authorization timeframes:

  • Hotels and cruise lines (up to 30 days)
  • Vehicle rental agencies (up to 60 days)
  • Financial institutions (up to 10 days)

In some cases, the merchant may be able to make an exception and release the pre-authorized hold earlier than the maximum allowed hold time.

Why is a transaction still outstanding?

If you notice a transaction under the status “outstanding purchase”, the merchant has not yet cleared the transaction. Transactions are usually cleared by the merchant shortly after the purchase was made.

However, some merchants such as gas stations, hotels, or cruise lines for example may pre-authorize a larger amount than the initial purchase and keep a hold on the funds for a longer time. These transactions will remain “outstanding purchases” until the merchant releases the funds and clears the transactions.

Can I dispute an outstanding purchase?

Please note that you will not be able to dispute a transaction if the status is still “outstanding purchase”. However, the merchant should be able to release the funds early. In order to have the funds released, please refer to section below.

How to release Pre-Authorised transaction?

If you would like to have the funds released earlier than the usual time frame, please follow the instructions below:

The merchant will need to fax a pre-authorisation release letter to hyperWALLET Systems Inc. at +1 604 482-0091.

The signed and dated letter will need to be sent directly from the merchant and will also need to be on company letterhead. The following information must be included for the authorisation to be released:

  • Customer’s Name
  • Customer’s card # (first 6 and last four digits only)
  • Date of authorization
  • Authorization Amount in original currency
  • Authorization Code
  • Merchant ID

If the pending authorization is from a car rental, the merchant will also need to supply a copy of the closed contract (showing that the car has been returned).

If the pending authorization is from a hotel, the merchant will also need to supply a copy of the closed folio (showing check in/check out).

What are contactless payments?

Contactless payments use short-range wireless technology to securely complete payments between contactless cards and contactless-enabled checkout terminals. It’s a fast, easy, and secure way to pay for goods and services.

A contactless card is a chip card that has a near-field communication (NFC) antenna which enables close-range payments.

When you tap your contactless card at the contactless-enabled checkout terminal, your payment is sent for authorization.

A simple tap of your card is all it takes to pay at checkout!

How do I know if my card is contactless?

If you see the contactless symbol on your card, it means the card comes with contactless technology.

Which cards are related to this service?

All RealTime Pay prepaid Mastercards issued by Transact Payments Limited.

How do I use my contactless card?

You do not need to swipe or insert your contactless card into the POS terminal when paying. To make a purchase, simply tap the card on the payment reader at the checkout of participating retail locations. A beep will indicate that your card has been detected and a payment is being authorized.

Where can I make contactless payments?

Anywhere you see the contactless symbol at checkout, you can tap to pay. This includes fast food restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, pharmacies, stadiums and more.

If you don't see the symbol, your contactless-enabled card can still be used by inserting or swiping it at checkout.

How does contactless technology benefit me?

It’s faster, easier, and more secure than other payment methods:

  • You don’t have to enter your PIN for payments of €50 and under, or at unattended car parks and transport terminals. However, you will be prompted to enter your PIN on your fifth consecutive contactless transaction or when the cumulative amount spent reaches €150.
  • You’re in control because your card never leaves your hand when you make a payment.
  • Your contactless card is always on and ready to use.

What happens if I try to make a contactless payment for more than the contactless limit?

You will be asked to make a chip and PIN transaction for additional security.

How close does the "tap" have to be to the checkout reader?

When you tap your card/device at checkout, it must be within an inch or two of the contactless symbol on the terminal. Please note that if you have more than one contactless card in your wallet, you should remove the card you would like to pay with rather than tapping your wallet against the reader.

How will purchases appear on my transaction history?

Purchases made with your contactless card will be displayed on your transaction history just like any other purchase.

Are there any fees for paying with my contactless card?

No, there are no additional fees.

What is mobile wallet tokenization?

Mobile wallet apps allow you to securely store payment information like credit, debit, and prepaid card numbers on your mobile device.

Tokenization is a data security feature that replaces your real card number with an anonymous account “token” at the point of sale. When you make a purchase, the merchant uses this token – not your card number – to verify and process your payment.

Together, a mobile wallet with tokenization technology gives you a fast, safe, and convenient alternative to using your physical card when shopping in-store or online.

Are mobile wallets safe to use?

Yes. In fact, mobile wallets are more secure than physical cards. Using a mobile wallet reduces the risk of fraud by allowing you to take advantage of your device’s password and biometric authentication features like fingerprint and iris scanners. Tokenization provides the additional benefit of masking your card number so that even the merchant you’re paying is not able to see it.

Which cards are eligible?

USD prepaid cards issued by MetaBank or The Bancorp Bank.

How do I keep my device and card details secure?

  • Use your device’s additional security options. Create a lock-screen PIN and setup fingerprint or iris recognition if available.
  • If your device supports fingerprint recognition, only register your own fingerprint and do not allow anyone else to add theirs.
  • Never leave your device unattended in public.
  • Be wary of unsolicited messages asking you to reveal personal or financial information, and those that request permission to access or install software on your device.
  • If your device is lost, stolen, or compromised, contact customer support immediately so we can assist with suspending or disabling and replacing the card registered on your mobile wallet.
  • If available, sign up for your device’s “Find My” service. This will allow you to locate, lock, and remotely wipe sensitive data from your device if it is lost or stolen.

What’s the difference between Samsung Pay & Google Pay?

Google Pay uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make contactless payments using your mobile device. This “tap to pay” service is limited to merchants with NFC-enabled payment terminals. In order to accept Google Pay for in-store purchases, merchants may be required to upgrade their payment terminals to accept devices with NFC capabilities.

Samsung Pay takes advantage of both NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology. MST allows you to use the mobile wallet’s “tap to pay” functionality at almost any payment terminal in the world that accepts debit or credit cards.

How will mobile wallet transactions appear on my card statement?

All purchases processed on a mobile wallet will appear on your Pay Portal transaction history just like any other point-of-sale transaction.

How do I return an item purchased using a mobile wallet?

You'll need your store receipt, just like you would for any other purchase. If the merchant asks you to swipe or provide the original payment method so they can process a refund, simply hold the back of your phone up against the contactless payment terminal.

Can I use my mobile wallet to pay in-store internationally?

Yes. You can use your mobile wallet internationally almost anywhere contactless payments are accepted. Foreign exchange or other fees may apply. Please see your Cardholder Agreement for details.

I was sent a One-Time Passcode (OTP) when registering my card on a mobile wallet. What is this and why is it required?

To verify your identity and keep your card details secure, a one-time passcode is sent to you by text message when registering a payment method on your device. You will be prompted to enter this code during the registration process.

How do I learn more about Samsung Pay?

For more information, click here.

How do I learn more about Google Pay?

For more information, click here.

Live customer service representatives are available for support:

English: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00 PST, Saturday & Sunday 08:00 – 17:00 PST
Spanish: Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 17:00 PST
French and Mandarin Chinese: Monday - Friday 08:00 – 17:00 PST

  • U.S.A. / Canada Toll Free: 1-877-546-8220
  • Worldwide: 001-604-638-6657

Lost or Stolen

If your card is lost or stolen, please immediately report it to the number shown pertaining to your card type, any time of day and any day of the week. Our agents can then assist you by cancelling the card and issuing a new one for you.

  • Paylution Visa USD and CAD: +1-877-546-8220
  • Paylution Visa EUR and GBP: +44 (0)845 528 1262 or +1 604 639 1703
  • Paylution Mastercard EUR and GBP +44 (0)845 528 0549

Email Support

Please make sure you are logged in to Paylution Pay Portal so we can verify your identity and ensure a fast response to your inquiry. You can reach us by email at support@paylution.com or by using the form below. Include your Distributor ID and email address used when registering with Paylution in all correspondence.