Taking a Vacation

Let Us Know Before You Go

Are you planning on travelling soon?  Whether it's for a three day ski trip to the mountains, or a month-long vacation to the south, let us know before you go.  Advising us of your travel plans before leaving will ensure that you have uninterrupted access to your money while you are away.

Letting us know when and where you will be travelling aids in extra security for you and your money.  All accounts are monitored for suspicious or unusual card activity.  Without notifying us of your travels, transactions for high amounts, out of the country, or more frequently than usual can result in your card being blocked for security purposes until we can contact you.  Contacting your branch of Diamond North Credit Union and Mastercard will avoid any disruptions to your card use while you are away from your normal business area. 

When you call, please let us know what country and/or US states you will be travelling to, when you leave and when you will return.  We'll take care of everything else. 

  • If you have a MemberCard Debit Card please call your branch of Diamond North Credit Union. After hours please call Everlink Debit Card at: 1-888-277-1043. 
  • If you have a Mastercard Credit Card, please call 1-888-277-1043 (the number on the back of your card). 
  • If you are Outside of North America please call 1-905-305-4099.

Time to Get Away

The hectic pace of everyday life can start to wear on all of us at some point. It's nice to have a break, a change of scenery. Load the kids into the van and hit the road to family fun. Explore the jungles of Costa Rica with an experienced guide. Enjoy a quiet after-dinner gondola ride in Venice with that special someone. Diamond North Credit Union can help you save and plan for that special getaway.

Travel Expenses

Travel agencies offer packages that are designed to meet all kinds of holiday desires. This can be a good way to save money, but may not suit your individual needs. Traveling by car provides a lot of freedom, but the distance you can travel is then limited.

The most popular method of vacation travel is by plane. Full-fare tickets offer the most flexibility and fewest restrictions, but they come at a price. If you can travel outside one of the peak seasons, and know the dates you want to leave and return well in advance, discount airfare is available. Seat sales are limited and can't be counted on, especially for large families.

Staying in hotels and eating in restaurants can get expensive. Do some research before you leave. There are a lot of books and websites to help you find the accommodations and places to eat that are right for you.


It's easier to relax abroad knowing that you're covered if something goes wrong. There are different insurance packages available that cover everything from lost luggage to health care while in another country. Your Provincial Health Care does not cover all medical expenses, so make sure you're protected.