The world is full of beautiful places and possibilities, and life is short, so if you feel the need to buy a ticket to some far-flung location you owe it to yourself to go. 

Borrowing for your holiday?

So you have decided that you want to go on a holiday, once you have worked out your budget, it’s time to set a savings goal.

Use our savings calculator to work out how much you need to put away each pay to reach your savings goal. We can help you reach your goal with our Bonus Saver Account. It can reward you with extra interest when you save regularly and stick with your savings plan

Spending – Cash Passport

The Cash Passport is perfect for:

  • Withdrawing cash just like you would with your debit card
  • Locking in an exchange rate
  • Having your money available to you especially if travelling through multiple countries
  • The Cash Passport can hold up to 10 different currencies on the one card

A Cash Passport is a reloadable prepaid card that is secure, convenient and one of the easiest ways to access your money while you’re overseas. Before you leave Australia, all you have to do is load your funds (fees may apply) in the currency you need. You can then use the card just like you use your debit card when you’re travelling or making online purchases.  

We also recommend that you also carry some cash with you and possibly a credit card. Having a few options is usually best for convenience and security.  

Credit cards

Perfect for your big expenses such as; paying for your hotels, especially if you are required to pay a holding fee.

  • Both our McGrath Pink Visa and Low Rate Visa credit cards are widely accepted around the world making credit cards a convenient and secure option while overseas
  • It’s important that you understand the conversion and international transaction fees that may apply on your card before you go
  • Let us that know that you plan to use your credit card while travelling so we won’t be surprised to see international transactions on your account.
  • Set up direct deposits to pay your cards bill 

Travel Insurance

Don’t forget to take out travel insurance, it’s one of the most important things to organise after you book your trip. We’re partnered with CGU insurance to cover you against costs you might incur as a result of sickness, accidents, theft, delays in travel and lost luggage. 

Let us know before you go

 Before you travel overseas, let us know your travel plans so we won’t be surprised to see international transactions on your accounts. By notifying us of your plans you could avoid any unnecessary blocks on your cards and accounts.

 

A loan that won’t tie you down.

You can arrange a Community First Credit Union personal loan for almost any worthwhile purpose.

Our personal loans can set you free to enjoy the wonder and excitement of overseas travel. Talk to us about what you are dreaming of, and we will do our best to help you. 

Tips for travelling safe

Traveling soon?
 
There are a few simple steps you should take to prepare yourself before you leave to ensure you have a safe hassle free trip. These will also help you manage your travel costs and help protect your money.
 
Have you considered how you are going to carry currency?
 
For a safe, convenient and cost effective way to manage your money while overseas, choose the Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport.
 
 

Borrowing for your holiday?

So you have decided that you want to go on a holiday, once you have worked out your budget, it’s time to set a savings goal.

Use our savings calculator to work out how much you need to put away each pay to reach your savings goal. We can help you reach your goal with our Bonus Saver Account. It can reward you with extra interest when you save regularly and stick with your savings plan

Spending – Cash Passport

The Cash Passport is perfect for:

  • Withdrawing cash just like you would with your debit card
  • Locking in an exchange rate
  • Having your money available to you especially if travelling through multiple countries
  • The Cash Passport can hold up to 10 different currencies on the one card

A Cash Passport is a reloadable prepaid card that is secure, convenient and one of the easiest ways to access your money while you’re overseas. Before you leave Australia, all you have to do is load your funds (fees may apply) in the currency you need. You can then use the card just like you use your debit card when you’re travelling or making online purchases.  

We also recommend that you also carry some cash with you and possibly a credit card. Having a few options is usually best for convenience and security.  

Credit cards

Perfect for your big expenses such as; paying for your hotels, especially if you are required to pay a holding fee.

  • Both our McGrath Pink Visa and Low Rate Visa credit cards are widely accepted around the world making credit cards a convenient and secure option while overseas
  • It’s important that you understand the conversion and international transaction fees that may apply on your card before you go
  • Let us that know that you plan to use your credit card while travelling so we won’t be surprised to see international transactions on your account.
  • Set up direct deposits to pay your cards bill 

Travel Insurance

Don’t forget to take out travel insurance, it’s one of the most important things to organise after you book your trip. We’re partnered with CGU insurance to cover you against costs you might incur as a result of sickness, accidents, theft, delays in travel and lost luggage. 

Let us know before you go

 Before you travel overseas, let us know your travel plans so we won’t be surprised to see international transactions on your accounts. By notifying us of your plans you could avoid any unnecessary blocks on your cards and accounts.

 

A loan that won’t tie you down.

You can arrange a Community First Credit Union personal loan for almost any worthwhile purpose.

Our personal loans can set you free to enjoy the wonder and excitement of overseas travel. Talk to us about what you are dreaming of, and we will do our best to help you. 

Tips for travelling safe

Traveling soon?
 
There are a few simple steps you should take to prepare yourself before you leave to ensure you have a safe hassle free trip. These will also help you manage your travel costs and help protect your money.
 
Have you considered how you are going to carry currency?
 
For a safe, convenient and cost effective way to manage your money while overseas, choose the Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport.