When it comes to choosing between big banks and credit unions, there’s a common misconception that the bigger the institution, the easier it’ll be to access your money when and where you need it. We’re here to dispel that myth.
Not only does going with a credit union like FAIRWINDS come with the promise of a you-first philosophy and unbeatable products and services, you’ll always be able to manage your finances and keep cash in hand, wherever you are. Whether you’re an on-the-go mom shuttling kids between activities, a college student who needs to withdraw cash without leaving campus or a globe trotter traveling abroad with the family, read on to learn how you can access your finances as a credit union member.
Online banking and mobile banking
From your desktop to your mobile device and pretty much anywhere else, you’re always just a few clicks, taps or swipes away from a clear picture of your finances with online banking and mobile banking apps from your credit union. Need to make a transfer? Pay a bill? See if your deposits cleared? It’s all right there — at your fingertips.
ATM fees are no fun. That’s why credit unions work to make it convenient for members to find an ATM that won’t charge a service fee. At FAIRWINDS, our network of fee-free ATMs includes both FAIRWINDS ATMs and Presto! ATMs at Publix®, so you’re never far from easy access. You can also get free cash back at participating stores when you use your FAIRWINDS Visa® Debit Card.
Many credit unions are also part of nationwide shared branching networks offering members access to thousands of convenient branch locations. Whether you’re exploring a new city for the weekend or traveling for work, you’ll be able to find a shared branch and still feel right at home.
International Travel Request Form
Taking an international adventure? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll want to stay on top of your finances, and you’ll likely need some cash. Even far away, your credit union can work with you. If you’re a FAIRWINDS member, completing an International Travel Request form is not required, but providing us with travel notice can help you avoid service interruptions when paying with your credit or debit card — keeping your funds at your fingertips.
Whether you’re a spontaneous adventure seeker or a planner with a pre-set agenda, life can take you places you never expected. As a credit union member, you can enjoy the ride knowing you’ll always have easy access to your credit union finances, wherever you are.