Holiday survival guide: Three pivotal services for members that travel

For millions of Americans, the holiday season is the perfect time to travel.

In fact, USA Today reports that an estimated 100.5 million U.S. consumers traveled more than 50 miles from their homes last year between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, according to the Automobile Club of America.

And AAA predicts that this year’s holiday travel season will top national records, with an estimated 48.7 million Americans traveling during the 2016 Thanksgiving weekend alone.

While holiday travel can be filled with excitement and festivities, it also brings with it unique risks and inconveniences for consumers, especially where their money is concerned.

“During the holidays, many credit union members find themselves in faraway places at a time when they need their institution’s products and services the most,” said Carol Cline-Parton, Vice President, CO-OP Member Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CO-OP Financial Services. “This dynamic can place added demands on a credit union, and especially on their call center.”

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