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Whether your leaving the state or leaving the country, be sure to contact Beacon with your travel plans. We monitor your accounts regularly for fraud and if we're not aware that you're traveling to a state or country where fraud is common, we could mistake your dinner at that 5 star restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia for an attempt by a criminal to steal your money.

Simply call us at 434.237.1566 or visit a branch before you go and set up a Travel Exception. Before you call or visit, be sure to have the following information available...

  • Date when you're leaving
  • Date when you'll return
  • All locations you'll be traveling to or through

You can also set up your travel exceptions in minutes using the Beacon Mobile App.

Protecting our members is our number one priority and we want your vacations to be experiences that you will remember forever. Be sure to add us to your travel checklist!

There’s a new pirates movie this weekend! Whether your Pirates of the Caribbean fan or not, here’s some fascinating facts about pirate money that we bet you didn't learn from Johnny Depp…

Pirates actually very rarely buried their treasure.

This myth was popularized by fictional tales such as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe, but in reality there are very few cases of pirates who buried their treasure. They preferred to spend or trade their loot rather than leave it on an island for someone else to steal.

You may want to get away for Memorial day weekend, but don't want to spend a lot of money doing so. Here's a few road trip ideas that won't break the bank, but will get you away from your everyday routine.

Theme your Road Trip

You could hunt down all the LOVE signs in Virginia... seek out covered bridges within driving distance... explore all the local road side attractions. Tagging a theme onto your road trip can make it exciting and fun. You could even create a road trip playlist to go with your theme and create road trip games to keep your family busy while you're heading to your destinations.

Have you seen the dancing dog? 

He's so excited about America's Best Checking Account**, he just can't wait to go to Beacon!

Whether you're planning a road trip in your new car, buying extra goodies like a cool stereo and speakers or paying towards a new paint job, we have the extra cash to get you going. For a limited time, when you refinance your non-Beacon auto loan with us, we'll give you 1% Cash Back up to $500*.