Who is PNC? Why PNC? Will PNC be available to me on campus? Do I have to bank with PNC? What are the benefits of the university banking relationship with PNC? How does my BG1 Card integrate with my PNC Account? How do I link my BG1 Card to my PNC Account? What do I do if I lose my BG1 Card? Why do I need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when I link my BG1 Card? Who is PNC? PNC is one of the largest banks in the United States based on deposits and branches, with more than 2,500 branches and 6,600 ATMs across 15 states and in Washington, D.C. PNC shares Bowling Green State University's commitment to providing valuable educational resources and support for the continued development of our campus and business communities. Back to Top Why PNC? PNC is one of the nation's largest financial services companies, and is a leader in the University Banking space. PNC brings to Bowling Green State University a proven track record of helping make banking easier and more convenient for more than 200 colleges and universities and their surrounding communities. Back to Top Will PNC be available to me on campus? Students, faculty and staff will have access to an on-campus location in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and a total of seven ATMs on or near campus. The ATMs attached to our on-campus facility are capable of cashing and or depositing checks down to the dollar.

BGSU students and employees also have access to a full-service PNC branch nearby, at 735 South Main Street.

BGSU Fireland College students have access to a full service PNC branch nearby, at 3902 Milan Road.

These convenient locations combined with a comprehensive set of products and services - most notably Virtual Wallet® Student - will give BGSU students and employees the tools they need to put financial education into practice in a way that fits their lifestyle.

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Do I have to bank with PNC? No. Students, faculty and staff are free to bank with the institution of their choice. Back to Top What are the benefits of the university banking relationship with PNC? Beneficial features of the university banking relationship include:
  • The option to link the Bowling Green State University identification card, also known as the BG1 Card, to PNC accounts, adding ATM and pin-based debit purchasing functionality to the card.
  • PNC-hosted financial literacy workshops for students and employees on the BGSU campus. Topics will include basic banking, credit management, savings and investing, identity protection and home buying.
  • Personal banking products and services including Virtual Wallet® Student, an online banking solution specially designed to help college students help themselves with money management. Students can even be alerted when they are at risk of overdrawing their account through Danger Day alerts.
  • A customized web site at www.pnc.com/bgsu where students can complete account applications and find financial education information.
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How does my BG1 Card integrate with my PNC Account? Students and employees will have the option to link their BG1 Card to their PNC accounts beginning in April 2011. All students and faculty and staff will receive a newly-designed BG1 Card capable of linking to PNC accounts. Students, faculty and staff are not required to link their BG1 Cards to PNC accounts. The new BG1 Card will maintain all existing or current functionality. Back to Top How do I link my BG1 Card to my PNC Account? Students and employees can link their BG1 Card to their PNC accounts by following these simple steps:
  • Go Online and sign into your PNC Online Banking account
  • Open the Customer Service tab, then click "Link Campus ID Card" under the Account Services section
  • Select your school and follow the step by step instructions provided

If you prefer you can also link your BG1 Card in person by visiting one of the nearby PNC Bank branches or by calling PNC Bank at 877-PNC-1000.

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What do I do if I lose my BG1 Card ? If a linked BG1 Card is misplaced or stolen, students and employees should immediately contact the BG1 Card office at 419-372-4127 to deactivate the BG1 Card.

In addition, to remove any links to your PNC Bank accounts:

  • Sign in to PNC Online Banking.
  • Go to the Customer Service tab and click "Link Campus ID Card" under the Account Services section.
  • Select "Remove Accounts," and follow the instructions to remove the links to any PNC account linked to your ID Card.

Your request will be processed immediately; however, the change will not be reflected on Online Banking until the next business day.

If you do not have immediate access to the Internet, call 877-PNC-1000 as soon as you realize that your BG1 Card is lost and ask the PNC Bank representative to remove all existing links to your PNC Bank accounts. Or you may visit a nearby PNC branch and speak with a representative.

Helpful Tip: Keep this number in a safe place with you or in your phone in case of emergency.

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Why do I need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when I link my BG1 Card? Students and employees need to select a PIN because BG1 Cards linked to PNC accounts have the added safety of PIN-based security, requiring the user to enter their private PIN every time they wish to access an ATM or make a purchase.

The linked BG1 Card can then be used at ATMs and to make PIN-based purchases at retail locations on the STAR® and PLUS® networks.

Helpful Tip: As a safety measure, you should never share or write down your PIN.

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