Travel Emergency Financial Preparedness

Wanderlust with Peace of Mind: Your Emergency Financial Preparedness Guide for Travel

June 28, 2024
by Team SESLOC

While you plan for this summer’s fun and excitement, it’s important to also be prepared for the unexpected. Here are some tips to ensure you’re ready for any financial bumps in the road and make your summer travels worry-free.

1. Prepare Emergency Funds

When it comes to traveling, having an emergency fund is like bringing along a spare tire. Whether it’s a missed flight or a lost passport, having cash stashed away for emergencies can save the day. It’s a way to make sure your travels are free from worries.

2. Carry Backup Payment Methods

You never know when a payment system or ATM may be down. That is why it’s important to always have backup payment methods. Remember to bring a spare credit card, cash, and/or a mobile payment method on your phone. Having a backup can save the day!

3. Submit a Travel Notice

Make sure to submit a travel notice for all the debit and/or credit cards you will be bringing along on your travels. This helps us more accurately identify your transactions versus fraudulent activity, and can easily be completed through Online Banking.

4. Know how to Contact SESLOC Support

If you run into a financial emergency, know that we have several remote options to get the support you need without a trip to the branch — like real-time Live Chat.

5. Purchase Travel Insurance

You never know when something unforeseen will come up. Whether it be lost luggage or a sudden illness, it does not hurt be extra prepared with travel insurance and/or additional medical insurance for international travel.