Credit Cards

Get the information you need to apply now for a credit card that fits your lifestyle. Find the best credit card for you by comparing card benefits, features, and offers.

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DIGITAL ISSUANCE NOW AVAILABLE!
NEW FEATURE: Digital delivery of your credit card to our CardControl+ app is now available. Now you can get a digital version of your new card or replace a lost or stolen card within a couple of hours after opening your new card by adding it to your Digital Wallet before you receive your card in the mail.
NOW Plus Rewards
Credit Card

New Card Member Offer: 15,000 bonus points when you spend $2,000 in net purchases within the first 90 days of opening your card1

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Earn 2 points for every $1 in net purchases every day, everywhere2

Redeem points for travel, cash back, gift cards and more

Variable-rate as low as 15.49% APR*
No annual fee
Visa Platinum
Credit Card

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Our lowest variable rate credit card

Enjoy valuable platinum card benefits along with a competitive rate 

Variable-rate as low as 14.49% APR**
No annual fee
FirstCard Visa Platinum
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Low credit limit for establishing credit

Offering limits of up to $250 for members under 18 (co-applicant required), and up to $1,000 for members 18 and older

Non-variable rate of 15.90% APR***
No annual fee
Rewards Business Visa
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Rewards Business card

Earn 1.25 points for every $1 in net purchases made with your Rewards Business card

Rewards can be redeemed for travel, cash back, gift cards, and more

Variable-rate as low as 15.74% APR*
No annual fee
Business Visa Platinum
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Our lowest variable rate business credit card

Enjoy valuable Visa business card benefits along with a competitive rate 

Variable-rate as low as 14.74% APR**
No annual fee
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Credit Card Benefits & Features

Get digital delivery of your credit card with CardControl+   

With our CardControl+app, it's simple to manage and protect your credit card right from your mobile device. And, we've just rolled out a new feature that enables you to get a digital version of your new/replacement credit card right away, before your card comes in the mail.  

Here's how it works:  With digital issuance, you'll receive an email with a one-time activation code to use within CardControl+ to get your new card number, expiration date, and 3-digit security code seamlessly added. Then, simply add your new card to a digital wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay) for immediate purchasing power online and wherever Tap to Pay is available.   

Along with digital delivery of your new credit card, our CardControl+ app also has these great features to help you manage and protect your cards from potential fraud right from your mobile device:

  • Receive transaction alerts
  • Turn cards on/off to protect from potential fraud.
  • Quickly and easily add your cards to digital wallets.
  • Set up travel notices so your cards will work wherever your plans take you.
  • Activate and set/change a PIN, saving you a phone call or visit to the branch.

Download our CardControl+ app from the App Store℠ or Google Play™ to start using this handy app. 

Visa® Credit Cardholder Benefits

You’ll receive valuable cardholder benefits when you use your Northwest Federal Visa® credit card to pay for purchases, trips, hotel rooms, rental cars and more. These benefits and coverages include:

  • Emergency Services: card replacement, emergency cash advance, and lost/stolen card reporting.
  • Security and Protection: purchase protection (including purchase protection from porch piracy of online purchases), ride share protection, ID theft protection, and more.
  • Travel: trip cancellation insurance, lost luggage reimbursement, travel accident insurance, auto collision damage waiver, and more. 
  • Luxury and Lifestyle: Visa luxury hotel collection, Visa concierge, and more for NOW Plus Rewards Visa® cardholders with limits of $5,000 or more.

Click below for details about Visa's Guide to Benefits for our credit cards. 

Digital Services

Online Banking makes it easy to manage your credit card online: view transactions, make credit card payments, and enroll in credit card eStatements within Online Banking.

CardControl+ App helps you manage and protect your card right from your mobile device. Download Northwest Federal's CardControl+ app from the App Store℠ or Google Play™ to start using this handy app today.

Contactless Payment is available for added convenience and security at the checkout. Look for the contactless symbol wherever you are to simply tap & pay!

Digital Wallets provide the ultimate in payment convenience when you're on the go. Click on each link for videos explaining how to add your card and begin enjoying this quick and easy payment method.

Apple Pay®Samsung Pay®Google PayTM | FitBit PayTM | Garmin PayTM

Fraud & Purchase Protection

For online tools, resources and consumer protection tips to keep you informed, turn to our Fraud Prevention page. If you ever experience fraud, we’re here for you.

If your card is lost or stolen, or you suspect you’re a victim of fraud, call Northwest Federal immediately at 703-709-8900, Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-7:00 pm and Saturday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

Reporting Disputes or Fraud

Use these online forms to report fraudulent use. If you knowingly gave your account information to a merchant and didn't receive the product or service as expected, complete this dispute form. Return completed form(s) by fax: 703-925-5155 or send to: Northwest Federal Credit Union, PO Box 1229, Herndon VA  20172.
 

Zero Liability Policy

Rest easy, knowing you're protected if your Northwest Visa® credit or debit card is lost, stolen or fraudulently used. 

How does it work?

Visa's Zero Liability Policy* means you won't be held responsible for unauthorized charges on your Northwest Federal card accounts. Simply review your monthly statement and report any unauthorized charges to Northwest Federal, immediately.*

Get quick resolution

Once an unauthorized transaction, covered by Visa's Zero Liability Policy*, is reported, we'll issue you a provisional credit, investigate the fraud claim and resolve the issue quickly. 

* Visa’s Zero Liability Policy does not apply to certain commercial card and anonymous prepaid card transactions or transactions not processed by Visa. The Zero Liability Policy only covers transactions that have been confirmed by Northwest Federal as unauthorized and that are reported in a timely manner. Fraudulent debit card transactions must be reported within 60 days of the statement date on which the transaction appeared. 

Apply Today, Use Today!

Northwest Federal is leading the way with instant issue credit cards. You can now apply for a Northwest Federal credit card at one of our branches and get your new card handed to you on the spot. Add your new card to Digital Wallets immediately for extra payment convenience. 

Lost, stolen or damaged credit card? If you live near a Northwest Federal branch, you no longer have to wait for your new card to arrive by mail but get a replacement credit card issued to you right at the branch. 

Remember, our credit cards are contactless. Just tap & go wherever you see the contactless payment symbol.

1Offer valid only for consumer Rewards Visa accounts opened on or after 6/1/23 and is subject to change at any time.

2Point earnings are based on the net retail purchase transaction volume (i.e., purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments). Certain exclusions apply. Refer to the Consumer Credit Card Terms and Conditions for program details. 2X points offer valid as of 6/1/23 for consumer NOW Plus Rewards credit card cardholders only.

Your initial Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will range from 15.49% to 18.00% based on your creditworthiness. After this, your APR is subject to change monthly based on the Prime Rate published in the Wall Street Journal on the last business day of the prior month. Credit card rates apply to cash advances, balance transfers, and outstanding balances on purchases. There is no annual fee, no cash advance fee and no foreign transaction fee. Balance transfers are subject to a 3% fee on the transaction amount.

**Your initial Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will range from 14.49% to 18.00% based on your creditworthiness. After this, your APR is subject to change monthly based on the Prime Rate published in the Wall Street Journal on the last business day of the prior month. Credit card rates apply to cash advances, balance transfers, and outstanding balances on purchases. There is no annual fee, no cash advance fee and no foreign transaction fee. Balance transfers are subject to a 3% fee on the transaction amount. 

*** Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is non-variable. Credit card rates apply to cash advances, balance transfers, and outstanding balances on purchases. There is no annual fee, no cash advance fee and no foreign transaction fee. Balance transfers are subject to a 3% fee on the transaction amount.

Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association.
Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Samsung Pay is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 
Google Pay is a trademark of Google Inc.
Fitbit and Fitbit Pay are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
Garmin Pay is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.