Ensure your banking services are uninterrupted

You want to ensure that your banking services are uninterrupted during the move to your new location. You will need to decide whether to continue with your current financial institution or change to another financial institution, or add an overseas bank account. Many, if not all, installations have banks on post and agreements with host nation financial institutions.

Someone using mobile banking on a smartphone.

Check with your financial institution to see if they offer electronic services, including:

  • Online banking and bill pay
  • Transferring funds between accounts including automatic, recurring transfers
  • Account alerts via email or text
  • Direct deposit
  • Online account statements and check images
  • Mobile banking and mobile deposits

Since many active military members have a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) every 2 to 4 years, it may be helpful to choose a financial institution that operates in most states and has online banking and customer service support.

If you want to continue using your current financial institution, be sure to update your contact information. You might need to change your address and have checks printed with your new address for your checking account.

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