Are you and your family getting tired of the winter blues? Are you dreaming of a warm, fun-filled vacation on a faraway beach? Well, you are not the only one! With the upcoming Spring Break season, many of us have travel plans to escape the gloom and slide into warmer weather. If you are one of the fortunate individuals poised to bask in the sun this spring, your friends at CEFCU have a few tips and tricks that will smooth out any wrinkles that may pop up along the way.

  • Bring CEFCU along to enjoy the trip! Enroll in CEFCU On-Line® or Mobile Banking so that you can stay on top of your finances wherever you go, right at your fingertips.
  • Be sure to let CEFCU know when and where you are traveling! This will let us know you will be outside of your normal area for a set amount of time, so that we do not flag these ‘unusual’ transactions as fraudulent. At least a day before your trip, head to Card Management on CEFCU On-Line or Mobile Banking, choose your card(s) and select Travel Notifications.
  • Lost your Debit or Credit Mastercard®? No need to panic! Use Card Management to temporarily turn your card off, and back on once you find it. Or, report your card lost to have it blocked and a new card ordered.
  • Needing cash on the go, but too far away from CEFCU? Access your funds, free of charge, at any Co-op® ATM or Shared Branch. Find locations near you at
    • Pro-tip: never carry more cash than you need! Minimize risk on your vacation by only carrying the cash you need for any given day at a time.

We hope these tips boost your fun in the sun while minimizing potential headaches on your trip this spring.