Washington, D.C. July 8, 2015—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Woodforest National Bank are providing consumers with the information they need to help keep their money secure before they plan for their next vacation.
“Running out of money or losing your wallet is a quick way to ruin your trip,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank Co., Coldwater, Ohio. “Community bankers are relationship bankers who work with their customers, so in the event something unfortunate does happen, they will be ready to lend a helping hand.”
Financial professionals agree that the safest and most convenient way to travel with your money is to take a small amount of cash with you. Another good idea is to bring a debit and/or credit card as well. These cards are convenient while traveling because they are easy to carry, easy to use and often offer the lowest fees and the best exchange rates. Additionally, in the event that your debit and/or credit card is lost or stolen, you can easily have it deactivated to prevent further spending by calling your bank’s customer service number for added security as opposed to lost or stolen cash, which cannot be tracked.
ICBA and Woodforest offer these tips to consumers about what they need to take care of before they take off:
“Whether you and your family are traveling close by or to a different country, it is better to be prepared for any event that comes your way,” said Julie V. Mayrant, President, Woodforest National Bank “Woodforest is here to help ensure your finances will be kept safe every day of the year. Stop by your closest branch to discuss any questions you may have about your finances with a local retail banker today.”
About Woodforest National Bank
For over 34 years, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering unsurpassed quality customer service since 1980. Woodforest National Bank offers both consumer and business products and services at more than 749 branches in 17 states across the United States.
Woodforest National Bank is committed to earning customer loyalty by offering the highest level of customer service and competitive products and services by employees who are fair, responsive and professional. We believe in "relationship banking" and stand behind our motto of Banking Your Way...EVERY DAY AND NIGHT!
For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s web site at www.woodforest.com.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org.
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