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The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling with Credit and Debit Cards

Tips on safely traveling with your credit and debit cards this summer

Tips on safely traveling with your credit and debit cards this summer


You’ve saved up your money, took the time off of work, and now you are ready for your summer vacation.  Have you thought about how you will pay for food, souvenirs and activities while on your trip?

It is a great option if you decide to use credit or debit cards.  However, there are a few things to consider about traveling with your credit and debit cards before hitting the road!

Whether you are traveling just a few hours away or planning a major trip, Sunset Bank & Savings wants you to be prepared for your vacation:

  • Do consider setting up a travel specific bank account. It might be beneficial to have a travel debit/credit card set up to a separate travel account.  In case of an unfortunate theft or loss while on vacation, a travel account would minimize your risk of total loss.  A representative from Sunset Bank & Savings would be happy to help you with creating this account.
  • Don’t forget to call us to tell us that you are going out of town. Call Sunset Bank & Savings and tell us all of the cities you will travel to, as well as how long you will be there. This will help when it comes to detecting fraudulent charges on your cards.
  • Do always keep your credit/debit card in a safe compartment. Whether you are staying within the United States or going to Europe, always keep your card in a secure bag or wallet. Traveling with a quality bag or wallet than can be zipped shut or a front pocket wallet will protect your cards from pickpockets.

Properly preparing your credit/debit cards will help ensure that you have a fun and safe vacation this summer.  Sunset Bank & Savings is here for you if you have any more questions about traveling safely with credit and debit cards.

Feel free to give us a call or stop in any time!

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