Used Vehicle

APR low
2.49%

New Vehicle

APR low
1.24%

Credit Card

APR low
7.49%

Home Equity

APR low
4.29%

Mortgage

APR low
2.625%

Certificate

APY up to
2.12%

Foreign Currency Exchange

Purchase the money that you will need overseas. You can purchase have American Express Traveler's Cheques for any of our branch locations.


Ways we make your travel smooth sailing:

  • Avoid the long lines and wait time.
  • Avoid unnecessary fees and inflated exchange rates in airports, hotels and banks and credit unions.
  • Currency can be delivered directly to your home (signature is required for packages shipped to residential addresses) or made available for pick-up at any of our branch locations.
  • Currency Price Protection (allows you to purchase $2,000 USD of most foreign currencies and return any amount at the same exchange rate as originally purchased).

If you are not ready to buy today, you can sign up for an email reminder, which is timed 30 days prior to your departure.


Buy Foreign Currency Today

Hertz Car Rental Discount

As a member, you are eligible to receive a discount on car rentals at participating Hertz locations worldwide. Be sure to include your Counter Discount Program (CDP) number in all of your reservations.

To get SDFCU’s exclusive member CDP number, please contact one of our Member Services Representatives at 703.706.5000 or 800.296.8882. For Hertz reservations, special services and discount offers visit the Hertz website or call 800.654.2200.

Notary Public Services

We have Notaries available at all six of our branch locations. A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to administering oaths and affirmations, certify affidavits or depositions, and certain other powers as provided for the law.

Notify Us of Your Scheduled Travel

With your protection in mind, we monitor all accounts 24-hours a day. When you travel outside of the Unites States, there could be a disruption of service when attempting to use your EMV Debit Card or Credit Card. Restrictions vary based on transactions outside of your normal purchasing pattern. If an anomaly is encountered, we might restrict access to your account in prevention of fraud.


Here are four ways to alleviate card restrictions while traveling:


  1. Call one of our Member Service Representatives at 703.706.5000 or 800.296.8882.

  2. Submit a Travel Notification through our secure electronic system.

  3. Send a faxed request at least 24 hours before your departure including your destination, time frames, along with your signature to SDFCU Card Services at 703.706.5117.

  4. Send a written request at least 24 hours before your departure including your destination, time frames, along with your signature to the following address:


    State Department Federal Credit Union

    Attention: Card Services

    1630 King Street

    Alexandria, VA 22314

Safe Deposit Box

While you are out of town, keep your valuables and important documents protected in one of our Safe Deposit boxes. A Safe Deposit box is a box located inside of a financial institution’s secure vault. Safe Deposit boxes can be rented at both our U.S. Department of State branch (branch requires a building pass to access its services) and our Alexandria branch.


The boxes are available in these sizes:


Annual Rental Fees

3"x5"

5"x5"

10"x5"

$27.00 per year

$37.00 per year

$65.00 per year

Replacement Key

$5.00 per request

Drilling Fee

minimum $150.00 per request

We offer a convenient automatic payment deduction out of your Savings Account. Email us for more information.

Traveler's Cheques

Currently one of the most universally recognized forms of international currency, Traveler's Cheques are cheques sold in various denominations for use abroad by a credit union or bank.

Purchasing Traveler's Cheques are an easy way to protect your travel money. Whether you’re around the world or across the country, Traveler's Cheques provide convenience and peace of mind when you’re on the road. We offer American Express Traveler's Cheques at all of our branch locations.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact one of our Member Services Representatives at 703.706.5000 or 800.296.8882 or email us at sdfcu@sdfcu.org.

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