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Westwood Private Bank - A Division of Charis Bank
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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We'd love to help!


Below are a few common questions we hope can provide some answers. 

If your question isn't listed below or if you'd prefer to call, that's no problem. Reach us at (940) 278-7505 for assistance.

Debit Cards

To report a card as lost, stolen, or compromised, call (888) 297-3416 for 24-hour service.

Please contact a personal banker for additional assistance during normal business hours.

With Advanced Debit Card Controls, you can report your card as lost or stolen within online banking, using Charis Banking app available in the App Store or on Google Play.



Westwood Private Bank partners with fraud software and analysts to identify and reduce debit card fraud. You may receive phone calls between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM asking you to confirm your last few transactions.

If you receive a call and you aren't sure if it was us, we would be glad to assist you. Call us at (940) 278-7505 during normal business hours.


Your Westwood Private Bank debit card is a versatile payment tool that may be compatible with P2P apps such as PayPal, Cash App, Venmo, and other similar applications.  

Within online banking we offer Pay a Person for sending personal payments to individuals. Get started by selecting Pay when you login to your account.

 

Screenshot of consumer/personal online banking with an arrow pointing to  "Pay"

 

We recommend you
  • always exercise caution in sending P2P transfers.
  • verify your recipient's contact information on the P2P service you choose.
  • use only reputable and secure applications for payments.



Online Banking

Begin your online banking enrollment with the link below
 
Forgot Password
 
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it online. If you still need assistance, please contact us or call us at (940) 278-7505 .




Locked Out

If you believe you are locked out, please contact us or call us at (940) 278-7505.


Have you enrolled?

If you have not signed up for online banking on your personal account you can self-enroll to get started. If you still experience problems establishing an online account, please contact us or call us at (940) 278-7505.
 

Begin enrollment


Compromised Account

If you believe your online banking username or password have been compromised or used without your permission, contact the bank immediately at (940) 278-7505
 
Do you have security concerns, or would you like to know more about safe electronic banking? Go to the Security page.




More Common Questions

Have you initiated a payment you need stopped? Let us know right away! You may be able to stop payments on: 

  • Checks 
    • Call us, visit the branch, or log into online banking to begin your stop payment request.
  • Electronic payments (ACHs)
    • Call us or visit the branch to begin your stop payment
  • Bill Pay items
    • Once the Bill Pay check has been mailed, you can place a stop payment by contacting our Bill Pay service provider at (888) 762-0206.
    • Electronic bill payments cannot be stopped.
  • Recurring debit card payments
    • Call us or visit the branch if you need to stop recurring transaction by a merchant who has saved your card information. We'll walk you through preventing future transactions.
    • One time transactions, including those that are pending to debit your account, cannot be stopped.

You can make your stop payment requests in person or when you login to online banking.


Yes, Westwood Private Bank is a member of FDIC. The sum of your total deposits with Westwood Private Bank is insured up to $250,000 per depositor, for each account ownership category.

The FDIC provides a Deposit Insurance Summary guide: Your Insured Deposits Guide and the Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE), which allows you to calculate your FDIC insurance coverage. The EDIE calculator can be found at fdic.gov/edie.

If you have questions about FDIC insurance requirements, please visit fdic.gov or call 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342).