Frequently Asked Questions
We are on a mission to deliver better banking to everyone. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding any of our products and services. We also want to provide you with the information you need to keep your information safe.
If the answer you are looking for is not in our FAQ section, please contact us. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any of your questions.
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- Account Transactions & Service
- Debit and Credit Cards
- Debit Card Holds
- Command Call
- Online Banking
- Routing Number Information
- What are Robins Financial Credit Union Wire Fees and Requirements?
Code wire: $ 8.00
Cut-off times are 2:00 pm EST for Domestic and International Wires
Contact the financial institution where funds are being sent to obtain proper wiring instructions. The following information must be included:
- Financial institution name & ABA/Routing Transit Number (must be 9 digits).
- Further credit name & account number (if applicable) For example: mortgage company, brokerage firm, or corporate bank.
- Final credit name, address, & account number for the person/company to whom the funds are being given.
- International bank name, address, & Swift/BIC/Sort Code.
- Final credit name, address, & account number for the person/company to whom the funds are being given.
- IBAN: when required
- What are the shared branching service center requirements?
You may make a withdrawal or deposit to personal savings or checking account, transfer funds from personal savings or checking account, make certain loan payments, or obtain an advance from a line of credit. Please be prepared to provide the shared branch representative with your member number and a valid form of identification. If you do not know your member number you can visit a branch or contact us at 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405.
Contact Robins Financial directly for specific account information about your account (checks cleared, copies of items) or to conduct other transactions.
- How can I apply for a loan?
- Does Robins Financial Credit Union consolidate loans?
Yes, we do consolidate loans. If you would like more information on a consolidation loan please visit a branch or contact us at 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405.
- What address should I use to mail in a deposit or loan payment?
While we do accept payments by mail at the address below, the easiest and most convenient way to make your payment is online through our web payments portal. Register today and make one-time, or set up recurring payments to your loans at Robins Financial.
Robins Financial Credit Union
PO Box 7919
Warner Robins, GA 31095
Please verify that check(s) mailed are properly endorsed with your signature on the back, include your account number and the account type to be credited. Additional information or instructions should be noted with an enclosed letter.
- How long will it take me to receive my new debit or credit card and does my PIN change?
- Please allow 7 – 10 business days to receive your new card. If you have received the same card number as your old card, then you will use the same PIN. If you have received a new card number different than your old card, you will receive a new PIN, in a separate envelope, a few days after your card arrives. Follow the instructions that come with the new PIN if you would like to change it.
- I have received my new card in the mail. What do I do now?
- Please call our 24-hour telephone activation service at 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405, option 1 to activate your new card. If you do not activate it before you try to use it, your card may be declined. You may also activate your new card in Online Banking by selecting Activate Card under Self Service options.
- Is there a limit on how much I can withdraw at the ATM in one day?
- Yes. You can withdraw up to $500 per day.
- Is there a limit on how much I can use my debit or credit card for at a register or online in one day?
Yes. You are allowed up to $5,000 per day, whether you use your card with a PIN (Personal Identification Number) or sign your receipt.
If you need to temporarily increase you limits please contact us.
- What is the difference between credit and debit when I am using my Robins Visa debit card?
- When you use either debit or credit it will always withdraw the funds from the checking account that the card is linked too.(If you have multiple debit cards for multiple shares) Debit requires the use of your PIN number and the funds immediately are withdrawn from your checking account. Credit requires the funds to be placed on hold for a maximum of 72 hours and then the funds are withdrawn from your checking account.
- What is a balance transfer?
A balance transfer allows you to transfer funds from one of your current credit cards with a different financial institution to a Visa credit card here with Robins Financial.
Information that you will need to do a balance transfer with Robins Financial:
- Name of card issuer that we are paying on
- Address to mail the payoff check to (This is typically different than the financial institutions main address)
- Card or account number that we are paying on
- Amount to transfer to Robins Financial
- How do I stop a merchant from billing me monthly?
- You will first need to contact the merchant directly to cancel any monthly subscriptions, auto payments, or billings. After you notify them that you no longer want to be charged and they continue to bill you, you may be able to file a dispute. Click here for dispute instructions.
- What do I do if my card is lost?
- Report it immediately. Please contact us or select Report card lost/stolen under the Self Service tab in Online Banking.
- How do I file a dispute on a transaction?
- Click here to get more information on disputing a transaction.
- When do I get credit for a transaction that I am disputing?
- A provisional credit is posted to your account once we have reviewed your case and have all of the required documentation to process your dispute. However, if we find that more information is needed to process your dispute or we find that you do not have a valid dispute, we will contact you within 3 business days.
- What is a debit card authorization hold?
- When you use your VISA debit card to conduct a Signature or “Credit” transaction (for example, when you do not enter your PIN), the merchant sends Robins Financial the amount, usually the purchase total, for authorization. This amount is placed on hold and removed from your available balance immediately. The hold is released after approximately 72 hours or when the transaction clears, whichever comes first. The hold helps determine the available balance on your account.
- Will debit card authorization holds apply to all my purchases?
- No, debit card authorization holds only apply to VISA debit card transactions when you sign your name or do not enter a PIN. For example, a VISA debit card purchase made at a restaurant or with an online merchant would be treated as a Signature/Credit transaction and would be subject to an authorization hold.
Debit purchases and ATM withdrawals made using a PIN usually subtract the funds immediately from your account (except, for example, when you use your PIN at certain gas station merchants).
- What is the difference between my actual balance and my available balance?
- Your available balance reflects any authorization holds or deposit holds and is used by Robins Financial to determine available funds when transactions attempt to clear your account. The balance Robins Financial uses as transactions clear is called your available balance and includes all items that have cleared your account up to that point and reflects any items on hold. If your available balance is not sufficient to cover a transaction, Robins Financial may pay the item and charge you a Bounce Protection Overdraft fee (or decline to pay the transaction which may result in a NSF fee). A Bounce Protection Overdraft fee or NSF fee may be charged even though your actual balance indicates a positive amount.
- Why does Robins Financial utilize debit card authorization holds?
- Using debit card authorization holds helps you better determine the funds you have available for use. This information will help you avoid non-sufficient funds (NSF) or overdraft situations. For example, if you visit an ATM and see that your available balance is $100, you may decide to withdraw $60. Your actual balance may be $200 but $100 is on hold from a Signature/Credit transaction you made earlier in the day. If the debit card authorization hold for $100 was not on hold, your available balance would appear to be $200 and you may have withdrawn an amount (above $100) that would place the account in an overdraft situation when your earlier transaction posted to the account.
- Does the Robins Financial utilize debit card authorization holds to generate more overdraft fees?
- No. Debit card authorization holds are utilized so that you can check your available balance and obtain a more accurate picture of the funds that are available for you to spend. You can review your available balance when you review your account online, at an ATM, by phone or at a branch.
- Will the debit card authorization hold always equal the exact amount of my transaction?
- No. Some merchants, especially gas stations, hotels and sometimes restaurants, will preauthorize an amount that is higher or lower than the actual purchase amount. For example, gas stations preauthorize transactions for amounts ranging from $1 to $100 because they do not know how much gas you will actually pump in advance of your transaction. If they preauthorize $75, Robins Financial will place a hold for $75 even if your actual transaction is only $45.
- How can I reduce the impact of debit card authorization holds?
- You can use your VISA debit card and select “Debit” and enter your PIN. Or, if you are unable to conduct a PIN/Debit transaction, you can use your Robins Financial credit card to conduct the transaction and avoid the authorization holds.
- What is a gas station or fuel hold? How does this differ by transaction type?
- For Signature/Credit transactions, a $1 authorization is processed to check your card, followed by the finalization of fuel pumped for the full amount which posts to your account. Once the finalization is posted the $1 hold drops. VISA requires the hold to be released within three (3) business days.
For PIN/Debit transactions, merchants determine the dollar amount of funds held. VISA allows up to $100, most merchants add $50 to $85, but the amount changes at the merchant’s discretion due to fuel costs and larger tanks on vehicles. Most merchants post signs at the pump stating their practice. VISA allows merchants a maximum of two (2) hours for sending the finalization of the PIN/Debit transaction. When the finalization posts, the hold is removed from your account.
- What is a travel hold?
- When you use your VISA debit card to make reservations in advance, hotels generally will preauthorize an amount equal to an overnight stay, or more, depending on the length of your stay. This will result in a hold on your account for up to 72 hours. When you actually arrive, the hotel will place another preauthorization, often larger than the cost of your stay to cover possible incidental expenses.
The authorized amounts will vary based on VISA maximum limits and the merchant should have a disclosure that informs you of the hold. These holds will not be removed until the finalization comes through or after a maximum of five (5) days.
One way that you can avoid these large holds is by using your Robins Financial credit card for these types of transactions. Just be sure to pay down your credit card balance using the funds from your checking account.
- When I make a purchase online or by phone using my debit card, is it processed as a credit or debit transaction?
- Online and telephone VISA debit card transactions are generally processed as Signature/Credit transactions because you do not have the option to enter your PIN. These types of transactions will create an authorization hold.
- If Robins Financial places a hold on my account and then the transaction posts, is there a chance Robins Financial will subtract the amount from my available balance twice?
- When merchants preauthorize an amount that is different from the final transaction total, there is a chance that the hold and the transaction will not match and the hold will not release. If the transaction does not match the hold, the hold will be automatically released in 72 hours.
- Do all debit card transactions clear within 72 hours?
- No. Some merchants will not send the final transaction to Robins Financial within the 72 hour timeframe of the hold. In these situations, the hold will drop off and the funds will appear to be available again, however, the transaction still has to post to your account. Unfortunately, Robins Financial has no control over how quickly merchants process their transactions.
The best way to know the amount of funds you have available for use is to carefully track all of your transactions (including checks, automatic payments, deposits and VISA debit card transactions).
- Can debit card authorization holds on my account be removed?
- It is not Robins Financial’s policy to remove debit card authorization holds unless an error was made. If an erroneous hold was placed or there are extenuating circumstances that may warrant removing the hold, please contact us.
- Does Robins Financial offer Overdraft Protection options?
- Yes. You can set up automatic transfers from another account, a line of credit or your Robins Financial credit card if you do not have sufficient available funds in your account to cover a transaction. If your transfer account, line of credit, or credit card does not have sufficient available funds, the transaction may be covered by the Robins Financial’s Bounce Protection program.
- How do I sign up for access to my account by telephone?
To sign up for Command Call, please dial 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405, press 1, press 1 again, to begin using the service. First-time users need only to enter their account number and follow the system prompts to set up an access code.
If you forget your Command Call Access Code, you will need to call our call center for assistance on resetting it. For security reasons, we cannot view your Access Code you have selected but we can reset it at your request.
- What is Command Call?
Command Call is the name given to our audio response system. The system gives you access to your account information by telephone around the clock, at no cost.
To use Command Call, you must be a member of Robins Financial Credit Union and have a Command Call Access Code. Call Command Call at 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405 and follow the system prompts to set up a personal identification number.
- How do I use Command Call?
Just call 478-923-3773 or 800-241-2405, press 1, then press 1 again to access Command Call. Follow the system prompts to check your balance, review your latest transactions, and perform transfers as needed.
To receive information about your accounts, you will need to enter your account number and Command Call Access Code press 1 and then press 3.
To enter in amounts, you will need to enter the amount in dollars and cents, followed by the pound sign (#). For example, enter 3029# to represent $30.29 and 1022# to represent $10.22.
- What is Online Banking?
Online Banking is a service that gives you access to your account information 24/7 by logging in through our online portal. You may login into Online Banking from our homepage by entering your login information and clicking on the Login button.
First-time users will need to use our New User Form and follow the prompts to register. You can download our Mobile Banking app from Google Play or the App Store to access your Robins Financial account from your mobile device.
- What is a Secure Access Code (SAC)?
It's just another way to verify your identity. Secured Access Codes are sent to you via text message, email, or by phone. It is a one-time use, 6-digit code. Take note that these codes are only good for a short amount of time, so should any issues arise while inputting your code, you may need to request a new one.
- My account is locked. How do I get unlocked?
If you account has been locked you will need to contact the credit union to be reset.
- What should I do if I cannot remember my Online Banking password?
If you do not know your Online Banking password, select "Forgot Password" from the Online Banking login box. Follow the prompts to reset your password.
- I have logged into my account and none of my shares/loans are visible, how do I view them?
You may have hidden the share/loan inadvertently. To check, click on "Account Preferences" under "Self-Service Options". Use the toggle button to hid, or make visible any of your shares/loans inside of Online Banking
- My Online Banking is showing a white screen or lagging when trying to log in, how do I fix this?
This can occur in multiple circumstances dealing with various settings in your browser. Here are a few troubleshooting techniques:
If the issue still persists, you will need to contact your internet service provider, or some other type of computer support service to further investigate the issue.
- Delete any saved passwords, cookies, internet history.
- If you're using a shortcut, or saved link to get to our website, remove the saved URL. Instead, try just searching for Robins Financial Credit Union with Google, or navigating in your web browser to our URL directly, instead of using your shortcut.
- Try using a different web browser- Example: if you're using Internet Explorer instead try using Google Chrome.
- As a final step, reset your password using the "Forgot Password" option.
- How do I transfer to another members account?
You will need to log into your Online Banking. Then select the tab on the left hand side that says "Transaction and History". Navigate down to the tab that says "Member to Member". Then follow the prompts. You will need to have the other members 6-digit member number, share id, and first three of their last name.
- How do I enroll in e-Statements?
Log into your Online Banking, navigate to the left hand side to the tab that says "Products and Services". Then go down to the tab that says "E-Statements". Once you agree to the terms and conditions you will be set up for e-Statements.
- How do I enroll in Bill Pay?
Log into your Online Banking, navigate to the upper right corner of the homepage; under "Transfer Now" there is a tab that says "Enroll in Bill Pay" click this tab. Once you agree to the terms and conditions; navigate back to the homepage to the left hand side and click on "Products and Services" down to "Bill Pay". This is where you will access your Bill Pay.
- Where can I find my full account number in Online Banking?
Log into your Online Banking and click on the share/ loan you would like the account number for. Then on the header section, on the right hand side of the "Search Transactions" bar you will see an "I" icon with a circle around it and the word "Details" next to it. Click on the "I" or "Details" and the full routing and account number will appear. You will need to have your full 13-digit account number and full 9-digit routing number.
- What is the ABA Routing Number?
The ABA routing number is a 9-digit number assigned to financial institutions to identify the financial institution upon which a payment was drawn. Routing numbers are sometimes referred to as "check routing numbers", "ABA Numbers", or "routing transit numbers".
- What is the routing number for my Robins Financial Credit Union account?
The routing number for Robins Financial is 261171587.
- Where is the Robins Financial Credit Union transit/routing number on my check?
- How do I use the routing/transit number to make a deposit into my Robins Financial Credit Union account?
Specify if you would like the deposit into your checking or savings account. Robins Financial Routing/Transit Number is 261171587 as shown above.
- For deposits into checking accounts the 13-digit MICR/Account Number should be used as shown above. Do not include the check number.
- For deposits into savings accounts your 13-digit savings account number should be used. There are three ways you can access your savings account number:
- Log into your Online Banking and click on the share/ loan you would like the account number for. Then on the header section, on the right hand side of the "Search Transactions" bar you will see an "I" icon with a circle around it and the word "Details" next to it. Click on the "I" or "Details" and the full routing and account number will appear.
- Visit any of our convenient branch locations and speak with a Member Service Representative.
- Contact our call center during our regular business hours for additional assistance.