Different bank set to handle Government Travel Cards

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  • By Airman First Class Patrick Cabellon
  • 446th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Don't get too attached to your current Government Travel Card. 

The GTC is switching banks once again. Bank of America has decided not to back the card anymore. 

Citibank has picked up the reins of the GTC and will be issuing new cards to replace the existing one. The target date Citibank will become the provider of the GTC is Nov. 30. 

Bank of America GTC card holders should expect to receive the new Citibank card between August and September, said Senior Airman Karrie Conway, 446th Airlift Wing financial management. 

All outstanding debts with Bank of America need to be settled with Bank of America, said Senior Master Sgt. Louis Desjardins, 446th Airlift Wing financial management and comptroller support. Debts with Bank of America will not transfer to Citibank and must be resolved within 210 days. 

To ensure the Citibank card is distributed correctly, Airmen must confirm their mailing addresses on file with Bank of America are current. 

Individuals temporarily assigned elsewhere at the time of transition must use the Bank of  America card through Nov. 29, and convert to Citibank on Nov. 30. 

There is a new benefit for restricted card holders with Citibank. If you have a restricted account, card holders will have the opportunity (and are encouraged) to apply for a standard account.