I have a habit of calling or emailing my credit card companies when I travel outside the USA to let them know. A few years back, I contacted American Express to inform them of an upcoming international trip, and was advised that I no longer need to do that. Since then, I haven’t formally notified Amex of international travel and I’ve had no issues using my Amex card outside the country. On the other hand, I’ve always had to notify my other card providers of upcoming international travel. I was surprised to receive the following email from Chase:
Travel notifications no longer required
Your Account Ending in XXXX
Dear Marshall E Jackson:
As part of our continuous efforts to improve your experience with your Marriott card, we’ve made an update to your account.
In the past, you may have notified us of your travel plans to ensure uninterrupted service while traveling. Because we value your business and your use of this card, you no longer need to provide us with your travel information. Our fraud detection systems will continue to protect and monitor your account, and we may still decline charges that appear fraudulent. Your account satisfaction and security is our priority. Should you need us while traveling, call the number on the back of your card anytime. Thank you for choosing Chase.
Chase Card Services
Very cool. I’m not completely positive why I got this email, but I am speculating that it was because I used my Marriott Rewards Premier Card extensively while traveling in Europe last fall thanks to it being equipped with an EMV chip. I have three Chase cards, but my Marriott card was the only one referenced in this email. I hope this is something Chase does for my other cards because they are Ultimate Rewards cards, and well…Ultimate Rewards rocks. But I love Marriott Rewards too.
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