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Local Branches for Overseas Military – Can Your Bank Do That?

July 17, 2012
Personal Finance
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When you’re stationed in a foreign country, you’ve got more than enough things to worry about. Accessing your money definitely shouldn’t be one of them. While many financial institutions allow you to visit another bank through a shared branching program, very few American banks have their own branches overseas, and if they do, they certainly aren’t close to a military base, right? Andrews Federal Credit Union is happy to prove you wrong. NerdWallet was so impressed with their overseas banking program that we named them a top pick for military credit unions.

International branches in convenient locations

In addition to shared branches, Andrews Federal Credit Union also has their own branches in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. If you’re in the military, you’ll find their locations especially convenient. For example, they have a branch at the Chievres Air Force Base in Belgium, The NATO Air Base in The Netherlands, and the Conn Barracks in Germany, plus a number of convient ATMs at other local military installations. Not near a branch or ATM? Andrews Federal has international toll-free numbers for 30 countries, so you can access your account by telephone for free. When you return home, you can visit an Andrews Federal branch in Maryland, Washington D.C. or New Jersey.

Anyone can join

Membership is open to civilians and military personnel associated with Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and military installations in Central Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. It’s easy to qualify for membership based on your affiliation with the military or a select employee group. If that doesn’t work for you, you can also join by becoming a member of the American Consumer Council.