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Jefferson Bank Offers Card Alerts

February 18, 2014

Customers to receive texts and/or e-mails every time a purchase is made

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank today began offering Card Alerts to its banking customers.

When customers use a Jefferson Bank Visa® Check Card to make a purchase, they will receive instant confirmation of the purchase, through text messages and/or email, allowing cardholders to monitor their spending and check legitimate activity, while reducing fraud. Jefferson Bank is one of the first community banks in San Antonio to partner with Visa® to provide these instant card alerts to its customers.

“With so many transactions occurring, and concerns about card fraud on the rise, we wanted to offer our customers peace of mind while they are shopping,” said Sarah Booker, Vice President and Card Services Officer, Jefferson Bank. “Other community financial institutions have bank account alerts, or e-banking alerts, but this is solely for the use of the debit/check card, and Jefferson Bank is committed to providing its customers with this added safety and security measure.”

Cardholders will also be able to receive alerts through text messages on their mobile device or via e-mail on their tablet, computer or mobile phone. For added security, cardholders can choose to receive both text and e-mail. Information received includes purchase amount, merchant name and location (if available) and the last four digits of the check card used.

Customers using the Jefferson Bank Check Card will also receive customized transaction alerts for purchases made online, over the phone or through the mail. Alerts will also be provided for cash withdrawals at an ATM (only for international ATM/PIN transactions) and if purchases are made outside the United States.

For more information, visit or contact the Card Services Department at 210-734-4311.

About Jefferson Bank: Family-owned and operated, Jefferson Bank was established in 1946 and is the 3rd largest San Antonio-based bank. Its mission statement is earning long term relationships every day through integrity, responsiveness and commitment. The company is actively involved in the community. In 2012, Jefferson Bank employees volunteered 4,277 hours of their time to 110 local organizations and non-profit groups.

for Jefferson Bank

Laura H. Aplin, 210-323-6356

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