Travel Tips

Planning to use your Directions CU Visa® Debit or Credit Card while traveling? Contact us first.

If you're planning to use your Directions CU Debit or Credit Card while traveling, please provide us with the following information so we can note it to your account:
  • All states and countries you'll be visiting.
  • Dates of your travel.
  • Phone number we can most easily reach you to verify transactions during your travel.
Please allow at least 48 hours prior to your departure for us to make sure your card(s) are noted with your plans and will be available during that time. 

IMPORTANT:  Due to high fraud and federal restrictions, transactions are prohibited in some countries.  
Please contact us to check if your destination is on the blocked country list.

Contact us with your travel destination(s) and dates.

  • Call us during normal business hours – 1-888-508-2228 - Card Services Department.

What you should know for smooth traveling:

  • ALWAYS carry more than one form of payment such as a debit card, credit card and cash.
  • Verify your cards do not expire during your travel dates. Contact us to receive a new card at least two weeks before your trip.
  • Know your PIN.  Use your PIN whenever possible when making purchases.
  • Monitor your account through CUOnline banking, mobile banking and (an online credit card access listing your transactions).
  • Make sure your checking account has sufficient funds.  Many ATMs do not offer the option of withdrawing money from savings accounts.
  • Ask us about your limits so you can plan your purchases accordingly.  To help protect against fraud, daily ATM and purchase limits are placed on your card.
  • Carry your card issuer(s) phone numbers in case you run into problems using your card while traveling.

Contact us with questions or for further information.