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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces International Travel Cards

Monday, December 03, 2012

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – December 3, 2012 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union now offers International Travel Cards in the form of reloadable Visa® cards, ensuring security and convenience while traveling worldwide.


South Carolina Federal’s International Travel Cards, also known as EMV cards, use a chip for verification rather than relying solely on a magnetic strip as most cards do in the United States.


The “Chip and PIN” system is used in many European countries and reduces the risk of fraud on face-to-face transactions, since the information on the chip cannot be simply copied in the way that a magnetic strip can.


Members can purchase International Travel Cards from any conveniently-located South Carolina Federal branch for a fee of $10.




About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 140,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Calhoun, Orangeburg or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and 74 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at scfederal.org or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at simplecentsblog.org.



Contact: Rebekah Nale, Public Relations Team Lead

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

843-569-4927 (office)


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