Travel Tips: Plan Ahead Regarding Rental Car Considerations
From spring breaks through summer vacations, the travel season can be a busy one. In terms of your financial needs, planning ahead with your Cinfed accounts can help ensure smooth sailing and let you focus on the fun.
If a rental car is part of the plan, remember to use your Cinfed Mastercard credit card; Cinfed debit cards are not authorized at rental car agencies.
Why? Because the security of our members’ accounts is essential to us. Your car rental agreement will allow additional charges above and beyond the amount listed. The extended holds and additional charges could cause overdrafts to your checking account.
To protect our members, Cinfed debit cards are not authorized at rental car agencies. Even if you booked your rental online, the agency will require you to present a card at the time of pickup; using a credit card means your account is more secure.
• No foreign transaction fee
• Fee-free balance transfers and cash advances
• Double points earned on travel booked through CU Rewards
Finally, be sure to complete the Travel Notification form before you travel. There may be limits on debit and credit card account to protect you from fraud on charges outside your home area. By giving Cinfed the heads up, you’ll be able to use you card with no worries.