Chase Credit Card Travel Notifications No Longer Needed?

I dutifully fill out travel notifications for my credits when they have online forms, like Capital One and Chase. Amex says notification is not needed for their cards. Many travelers don’t bother or find the notifications do not seem to have effect. Since my destinations come fast and unusual, I keep submitting notifications.

As I pass through Tokyo-Narita I find a notice from Chase Fraud Alerts that I not longer need to submit travel notifications on my Hyatt card:

Chase Hyatt Travel Notifications

I have not received this notice for my other personal cards, either with or without Smart Chip, or my business credit cards. MJ on Travel has received the email for his Marriott card, and his readers have similarly reported only receiving notices on certain of their cards.

I have the Hyatt, Marriott and Priority Club cards and generally try to use them a bit when overseas to have some activity on these cards that I keep for the benefits, not spend. I have never had a fraud issue with a Chase card, so cannot report on that.

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Comments

  1. Chase is great about these……..Citi is the worst…..they declined an $8 charge 50 miles from my home “AFTER” they had approved a $600 and a $300 just minutes before…….when I called to tell them no one had stolen the card, I let them know as a reward for the harassment I was putting their card in my filing cabinet “timeout” for 30 days………….bad behavior deserves punishment I think……….

  2. I’ve gotten emails like that for both my Priority Club Visa and CSP. The thing is, I will probably still call if I am going to be using my card in some exotic location just to be sure.

  3. I’ve never notified the card issuers of my international travel. Never had an issue, even using one card in three different non-contiguous countries in one day.

  4. It seems weird and I got emails for two out of four cards.

    Citi is a friggin joke. Their travel notification only allows up to three countries. When I called and asked about adding more it seemed like a ridiculous request!

  5. I didnt like how the email said that they will decline purchases if they look suspicious. It would seem that any large out of country purchase could qualify. I guess I will wait to see how this plays out.

  6. Got a notice for my Marriott card yesterday too. It bothered me – I like to let them know where I’m going to be so that there is less of a chance that my card will be declined. There is nothing more annoying than having a card not work where you are far away with minimal time to work out issues over the phone!

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