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I’m not going to lie – my heart skipped a beat this morning when I checked my email and found one with the subject line

Important change to your American Express Serve account


With all of the different devaluations going on, my immediate thought was that this was going to be a major problem.  After all, the only reason I signed back UP for Serve was due to Target RedCard stopping credit card loads and then stopping debit card loads too.

(READ: A little Redbird humor to brighten your day…)

Serve (specifically the OneVIP Serve) is I believe the best of the different Serve cards out there for most MS-people and the one I personally carry.

What is the “important change”?

Here is the “important change” from American Express


International ATM:
Beginning January 6, 2016 you will no longer be able to withdraw money using your Serve Card at ATMs outside of the United States.

You can still enjoy free ATM withdrawals when using an in-network MoneyPass® ATM nationwide. You can find one of the more than 24,000 MoneyPass ATMs using the link below. Withdrawals at non-MoneyPass ATMs have a $2.50 American Express Serve fee, and ATM operator fees may also apply.


Lack of International ATM withdrawals is NOT something that is going to affect me (or most people that I know). Carry on!

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