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 Panther Card integrate with my PNC Account? How do I link my Panther Card to my PNC Account? What do I do if I lose my Panther Card? Why do I need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when I link my Panther 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 FIT'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 FIT 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? FIT students, faculty and staff will have access to on-campus ATMs in the Student Union Building (SUB) and in the Panther Dining Hall. Students and employees also have access to a full-service PNC branch nearby, at 2950 West New Haven Avenue.

These convenient locations combined with a comprehensive set of products and services - most notably Virtual Wallet® Student - will give FIT 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 FIT identification card, also known as the Panther 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 FIT 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/fit where students can complete account applications and find financial education information.
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How does my Panther Card integrate with my PNC Account? Students and employees will have the option to link their Panther Cards to their PNC accounts, but they are not required to do so. The Panther Card will maintain all existing or current functionality. Back to Top How do I link my Panther Card to my PNC Account? Students and employees can link their Panther 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 Panther 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 Panther Card ? If a linked Panther Card is misplaced or stolen, students and employees should immediately contact FIT Campus Services at 321-674-8076 to deactivate the 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 Panther 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 Panther Card? Students and employees need to select a PIN because Panther 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 Panther 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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