Travel Advice -Travelers Checks for Two
Usually one member of the family picks up the
traveler's checks and has them set up for their signature. The single
signature traveler's check is very limiting since the person who
purchased the check must be present to endorse or countersign them when
they are used for a purchase or some other financial transaction.
We urge you to consider paying the modest fee that
is required to issue traveler's checks in the name of two parties rather
than the standard one name variety.
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- The advantage of the two name traveler's check is
flexibility since either person can countersign the check when it is
used (only one of the two signatures is required when cashing a check).
- In addition, purchasing checks that can be used
by two persons works out well when dividing the checks for safe storage
in your money belts (see
Buy a money belt and be
prepared to use it).
- Both persons do not need to be present when the
checks are purchased but both persons need to countersign the checks
before they can be used by either party.