Protect your Money While Traveling

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Before going away on your next trip, take some steps to ensure that your trip will go as smoothly as possible, and that you and your hard-earned money will be protected.

Let Cambrian Credit Union know that you’ll be travelling

It’s important to let Cambrian know when you’ll be travelling to ensure your ATM service remains uninterrupted on your vacation. If you’re visiting multiple countries, you will need to create a separate advisory for each country you’re visiting. If you’re flying and have any stopovers, list them in the advisory, as well.

To create an advisory, log into your Cambrian Online account, click “Account Services”, then click “Travel Advisory”. Fill out the form, and ensure you check mark which ATM cards you will be travelling with.

Carry Small Amounts of Cash

When you’re traveling, don’t keep all of your money in one place! It’s a good idea to travel with only the cash you’ll need that day in your wallet, keeping the rest of it somewhere safe, such as your hotel safe. It’s also a good idea to keep an emergency credit card and your passport stashed away in your hotel safe. This will protect you in the event that your wallet or purse is stolen or goes missing.

Purchase Travel Insurance

A medical emergency while traveling can be incredibly expensive, so it is always a good idea to be insured. Travel Insurance provides protection in case of emergency hospital and medical expenses while travelling outside the province. Cambrian offers travel insurance through our insurance partner CUMIS. The application process is quick and easy, and insurance could include services such as the rental of a wheelchair or crutches, room and board costs for a travelling companion, and travel costs to bring a family member to the patient’s bedside.

Don’t use Public Wi-Fi to Access Bank Accounts

It may be tempting to log on to free Wi-Fi at your hotel or in a café to check your bank accounts, but doing so puts you at risk of account compromise. It is easy for hackers to hack in to public Wi-Fi connections to obtain the private information being accessed on the network. Keep your banking information secure by using cellular data to log in to your account instead of public Wi-Fi.