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Debit Card Alerts

Receive real-time notifications* to your device when your debit card is used.

Debit card alerts keep you in the know

Decide which types of transactions to be notified about, including online purchases and ATM withdrawals. Notifications must be enabled on your device and for the People’s United Mobile Banking app to receive your alerts. Alerts are effective immediately, and can be changed at any time.

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By merchant

Set alerts to monitor any purchases made online

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By amount

Be notified when a transaction exceeds your set purchase limit

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By transaction

Monitor ATM withdrawals

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By location

Set alerts for any purchase made internationally

Manage your money your way

How to get started using debit card alerts

Once you are a People’s United Bank customer, simply sign-up for Online Banking and once that is completed, download the People’s United Mobile Banking App on your compatible mobile device. If you already have the app, make sure it’s the most updated version.

How to Manage Card Alerts Using Our Mobile App

Learn how to change your card alert settings and how to set up alerts for specific dollar limits.

How to Manage Card Alerts Using Our Mobile App

Learn how to change your card alert settings and how to set up alerts for specific dollar limits.


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Debit Card Alerts

Card alerts allows you to customize alerts using your mobile device for cards enrolled in Card Controls. You can activate or deactivate card alerts, set card alerts for specific types of merchants and/or transaction types, and select a threshold transaction amount for receiving a card alert. Watch this short demo to learn how to Manage Card Alerts.

Use Merchant Type alerts to receive an alert whenever the enrolled card is used with specific categories of merchants, such as restaurants and department stores. For example, you can disable the Merchant Type alerts for groceries and fuel for everyday purchases, but enable alerts for entertainment and travel.

Use Transaction Type alerts to control which types of transactions trigger an alert. For example, if you do not often make online purchases, you could enable eCommerce to receive an alert when an enrolled card is used in an online transaction.

A Threshold Amount alert is the dollar amount that, if exceeded, will trigger an alert. If a transaction exceeds your defined amount, an alert will be delivered to your mobile device.

The International alert is similar to the Transaction Type alerts, but it is a category of its own. If can be set to on or off. If International is enabled, an alert will be delivered any time the card is used in a transaction outside of the registered country.


*People's United Bank does not charge for the Mobile Banking service. However, a text messaging and/or data plan is typically needed. Please check with your wireless carrier for more information.

Mobile Banking is available to People's United Bank Online Banking customers. View our Terms and Conditions.

People's United Bank Mobile Banking App is only available in English at this time.

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