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 703-709-8900 (844-709-8900 toll-free) before traveling. If you carry a Northwest Federal Visa® Platinum or Member Rewards MasterCard® you can place a travel memo to your credit card account online through MyCardInfo site.  

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 foreign currency or a reloadable Cash Passport MasterCard® or 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.