Foreign Currency Available at Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union

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Traveling Internationally? Order Foreign Currency through the Credit Union!

Planning an international trip can be both exciting and overwhelming. One of the key preparations is ensuring you have the local currency for your destination. While many places accept credit and debit cards, having some local cash on hand is always a good idea for emergencies, small purchases, or places that don’t accept cards.

Convenient Currency Exchange

Did you know you can order foreign currency directly through the credit union? This service is designed to make your travel preparations smoother and more convenient. By ordering your currency in advance, you can avoid the hassle and often unfavorable exchange rates of airport kiosks or foreign ATMs.

How It Works

Ordering foreign currency through the credit union is straightforward:

  1. Plan Ahead: To ensure you receive your currency on time, place your order a few days before you need it. This allows sufficient time for the order to be processed and delivered.
  2. Exchange Rate: The exchange rate will be determined at the time of your order. This helps you know exactly how much you’re getting in foreign currency for your US Dollars.
  3. One-Time Fee: There is a one-time fee associated with this service, which covers both the initial currency exchange and the eventual exchange back to US Dollars if you have leftover currency after your trip.

Benefits of Ordering through the Credit Union

  • Competitive Rates: Get better exchange rates compared to many airport exchange counters or foreign ATMs.
  • Security: Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and dealing with unfamiliar exchange services abroad.
  • Convenience: Order online or in-person at your local credit union branch, and have the currency delivered directly to you.
  • Peace of Mind: Travel with confidence knowing you have local currency for immediate expenses upon arrival.

Tips for International Travel

  • Research Your Destination: Understand the local currency, typical costs, and how widely credit cards are accepted.
  • Budget Accordingly: Estimate how much cash you’ll need for your trip, including tips, transportation, and meals.
  • Stay Informed: Monitor exchange rates and consider ordering currency when rates are favorable.
  • Secure Your Cash: Once you have your foreign currency, keep it in a secure place, such as a money belt or hotel safe.

By ordering your foreign currency through the credit union, you can focus on enjoying your trip without worrying about exchanging money in an unfamiliar place. Safe travels!

Please contact any of our financial service officers to get more information!

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