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Traveling for Spring Break? Protect Your Finances!

It's spring break season! If you've got plans to travel over the next few weeks, we hope that the preparation and the journey go as smoothly as possible. One pro tip to ensure that happens on the finance front? Let your financial institution know if you'll be leaving the state so your credit and debit cards are properly marked for travel.

Family playing in ocean.

For your protection, financial institutions and the credit and debit card systems associated with them keep track of your spending history and patterns. If transactions happen away from home or outside your usual spending patterns, those systems might flag and freeze your account to prevent further suspicious activity.

3Rivers makes it easy to mark your cards for travel!

  • Download our Card Control app to set a travel plan in a matter of minutes. Simply select where you'll be traveling and your dates of travel and you're done!
  • If you'd rather us mark your cards for you, simply give us a call at 800.825.3641 or stop into your nearest 3Rivers branch!

Once your cards are marked for travel, you can rest assured that you won't be stuck in paradise without access to your funds! So, add that to your list of to-do's pre-departure, and once it's crossed off, enjoy your vacation.

Oh, and don't forget... as a member of 3Rivers, you've got access to thousands of shared credit union branches and ATMs across the nation, so if you need to do some in-person banking while you're away, we've got you covered!

Here's to the happiest of travels, readers!

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