Advice for Travelers

Flag Your Account with a Travel Memo

Northwest Federal suggests you request a special travel memo on your credit and debit accounts before traveling within or leaving the U.S. This will help to prevent blocked transactions when using your credit or debit card and help ensure legitimate use of your account. Simply contact us at 703-709-8901 (1-866-709-8901 toll-free) before traveling.

Credit, Debit & Check Alternatives for Travelers

For your protection, as well as stress-free travel, we suggest you have a variety of cash/credit access at hand. In addition to your credit and debit cards, you should also consider taking along single-use or reloadable pre-paid traveler gift cards to ensure you'll have funds available for purchases should your credit or debit card be blocked or your checkbook become lost or stolen.