Travel Services

Tips to guide you on your next trip

Whether you're traveling overseas or in the U.S., Scient FCU can make your journey more enjoyable. Let us know your travel dates, order foreign currency before you leave - and make sure to pack our mobile app and Visa debit card.

Scient FCU is a full-service credit union with branches in Groton and New Haven Connecticut.

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Helpful Tips

  • If you plan to use your Scient credit or debit card while traveling, send us a secure email through online banking or call us at 877.860.6928 to let us know the dates and destinations. This will ensure your travel purchases don't raise red flags as  potentially fraudulent activity.
  • Visa cash advances can be performed at any financial institution that displays the Visa logo. Just make sure you bring in a valid photo ID.
  • Our debit cards have daily limits: $400 for ATM withdrawals and PIN purchases, and $5,000 when your debit card is put through as credit.
  • For 24/7 member service for your Visa credit card, call 800.558.3424. For debit cards, call 833.225.7328.
  • If your Visa card is lost or stolen while you’re away, request an emergency replacement by calling 800.558.3424 (in the U.S.).
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Foreign Currency

  • Outstanding foreign exchange rates for over 125 countries.
  • Purchases are securely delivered by CEIFX, a name you can trust.
  • Save up to 3% on credit card surcharges on items purchased overseas.*
  • Purchase Currency Price Protection locks in the value of your foreign currency order.
  • Simple online ordering with convenient and secured delivery options.
  • Save by purchasing foreign currency prior to departure and avoid inflated fees and exchange rates in airports, hotels and banks.

How It Works

  • One-stop shopping: CEIFX simplifies your shopping experience by securely delivering currency via UPS to your home or office.
  • No hidden fees: You only pay the current exchange rate plus shipping.
  • Delivery: Once the payment clears, please allow 2 to 3 business days for delivery.
  • Notification:  We place a courtesy call and send an email to alert you that your order is on the way.
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