Why doesn't my credit card work outside the U.S.?

For safety reasons, Credit Union 1 normally blocks foreign transactions that are non-typical on a member’s account. This is done to prevent fraudulent activity and unauthorized charges.

A simple way to prevent this blocking is to call our Member Service Center at 1-(907)-339-9485 or visit any CU1 branch to alert us of where you will be traveling.


Control the way you spend your money

With the CU1 CardControl Mobile App, you can turn your card on/off, set a spending radius to protect against fraudulent foreign purchases, enable or disable online transactions, and much more!

For more information, please visit our CardControl page.