Frequently Asked Questions

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Accounts / Debit & Credit Cards / Online & Mobile Banking


Who is eligible for membership?

We offer membership to people who live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in the cities and counties in the Tidewater and Hampton Roads, Virginia area.

How do I add a joint owner to my account?

If you are opening your account(s) with a joint owner/co-applicant, they must be present during the enrollment process in order to validate their identity. If they are not available, open your account as an individual and request the appropriate application(s) to have a co-applicant added at a later date.

Can my child have an account?

Yes, BayPort offers a variety of accounts specifically for youth with an accompanying custodian/parent as joint owner; or you may add your child as a beneficiary to your own accounts.

Can I open a business account online?

To open a business account, you must visit a branch and have the following information:

  • Business name
  • Address
  • Tax ID number
  • Business date of formation
  • State of formation
  • Annual revenue
  • Business activities
  • Source of funds
  • Purpose of account
  • Business Documentation (if Business Documentation is not located on Secretary of State Website)

Can I have direct deposit to my checking or savings account?

Yes, direct deposit may be designated to either a savings account or checking account.

Who can make deposits to my account?

Anyone can make deposits into your account, but only account owners may withdraw from the account.

What is SCRA and do I qualify?

SCRA stands for Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA provides for protections for existing consumer loans, credit cards, and mortgages to be afforded to members of the armed forces as they enter military service (active duty) and other listed positions. You may be eligible for financial relief.

Who is eligible?

Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including members of the National Guard, as they enter military service (active duty*), as well as commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration engaged in active service. Some of the benefits afforded to servicemembers by the SCRA also extend to servicemembers’ spouses, dependents, and other persons subject to the obligations of servicemembers.

*Active Duty: In the case of servicemembers who are members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, active duty is defined as “full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned. Such term does not include full-time National Guard duty.” 10 U.S.C. § 101(d). Note the term “military service” under the SCRA also includes National Guard members under a call of duty authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense for more than 30 consecutive days and servicemembers who are commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration engaged in “active service.” 50 U.S.C. § 3911(2).

Type of Relief Available

  • Reduce your loan obligations to no more than 6.00% APR on all loans, including credit card consumer, mortgage, and student loans, originated prior to entering active duty status. The 6.00% APR will not apply to loans originated after entering into active duty status.
  • Adjust monthly loan payments to reflect any change in interest rate.
  • No late charges for past due loan payments during the period you are covered by the SCRA.

In order to be eligible for relief, you will need to provide the Credit Union with a written request indicating you would like to take advantage of the SCRA along with a copy of your military orders calling you to active duty status as well as any orders further extending military service, within 180 days of release from military service. Upon review and approval of your request, you will be provided relief until the date of termination.

For additional questions or to request relief, please contact us at (757) 928-8850 or (800) 928-8801 and ask to speak to our collections manager or one of our collections supervisors.


Debit & Credit Cards

How do I report a lost or stolen Mastercard debit card or credit card?

Call (757) 928-8850 or (800) 928-8801 to report lost/stolen cards.

How can I protect myself against fraud?

BayPort constantly monitors your accounts for suspicious transactions so you can travel with more peace of mind. If you are traveling, be sure to submit a Debit/Credit Card Travel Notification Form located under “Secure Forms” within Online Banking. Also be mindful of card skimming devices whenever you have to swipe or insert your card at any merchants or vendors.

How do I get a replacement debit card?

If you need a replacement debit card, please visit one of BayPort’s convenient branch locations. At the branch, you will be instantly issued a replacement debit card that can be used immediately. If you’re not able to visit a branch location, contact us at (757) 928-8850.

How do I change my PIN?

To setup or change a STAR pin number, you may call (757) 244-STAR (7827) and follow the instructions at the prompt.


Online & Mobile Banking

How do I log on to online banking the first time?

To access Online Banking, you must use your STAR (Audio Response) PIN. If you have not yet set up a STAR Pin number, contact us at (757) 928-8850.

Upon obtaining your STAR Pin Number, log on to Online Banking using your account number and STAR Pin Number. You’ll then be prompted to create a new username and password. Your username will replace your account number for Online Banking login.

What happens if I’m locked out of online banking?

You may call our Call Center at (757) 928-8850 or (800) 928-8801 to have your password reset.

Can I access my account through an app?

Yes. Through the BayPort Mobile App, you can access your transaction history, transfer money, Bill Pay, and more. The BayPort Mobile App is available for download in the Apple App or Google Play store.

How does Popmoney® work?

To send or transfer money, log in to your online bank account and look for ‘External Transfer’ under the main navigation tabs. Send money to anyone using his/her email address, mobile number, or bank account information. You’ll receive a notification when the transaction is completed.

Can I buy foreign currency?

Yes. You can buy foreign currency or a Travelex Money Card by using My Travel Wallet® through BayPort. Order now ▸

What browsers and settings work best with online banking?

BayPort’s online banking currently supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari 10

To check if your browser version is supported, find your browser below.

Google Chrome (Mac)

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • On the Menu Bar, select More, then click About Google Chrome.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

Google Chrome (Windows)

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • On the Menu Bar, select the wrench image, then click About Google Chrome.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

Internet Explorer (Windows)

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • On the Menu Bar, select Help, then click About Internet Explorer.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

Mozilla Firefox (Mac)

  • Open Mozilla Firefox.
  • On the Menu Bar, select Firefox, then click About Mozilla Firefox.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

  • Open Mozilla Firefox.
  • On the Menu Bar, select Help, then click About Firefox.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

Safari (Mac)

  • Open Safari.
  • On the Menu Bar, select Safari, then click About Safari.
  • The version number is located on the screen that appears.

How do I complete an international wire transfer?

BayPort partners with OFX to provide international wire transfer services to our members. Log in to online banking or create a free OFX account.


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