Q: Why is there a pending transaction in my online banking, but my Crimson Cash hasn't been credited yet?
A: Internet banking transactions are considered pending for 2-3 days, after which they will either settle (becoming a real transaction), or they will vanish (if they don't settle).
Crimson Cash recommends that customers do not repeatedly re-attempt transactions (if they don't go thru right away) since they may tie up available funds in bank debit or credit accounts for several days until the pending status disappears.
A: Try using your "other" (or permanent) address from either "back home" or, if you moved, your prior address. Most banks outsource the address verification, so even tho your address may be current at your bank, the snapshot that they provided for verification might be weeks old.
Q: Why can't I use the PIN feature to access my account?
A: Card numbers that start with 032- or 033- or 0180 are special cards, and not part of the Harvard ID database consisting of Faculty, Staff, and Students. If you would like a statement, please visit our office, and bring your card.
A: Yes you may. There's no need to have a separate Crimson Cash card. In fact, it's discouraged since your Special Borrower card is tied to your identity (and easily replaced), whereas a Crimson Cash card is anonymous (like a $ bill found on the street).