Athol Savings Bank is committed to providing you with the most advanced fraud protection solutions available in the market place. In keeping with this commitment, we have implemented a tool which allows us to restrict debit card use in countries identified as having a high volume of fraudulent activity.

Due to an increase of fraudulent debit card activity initiated by foreign merchants, we will be blocking transactions originating in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan and United Emirates. In the countries of Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, PIN based transactions only will be permitted.  This list of countries may change in the future, so please refer to our website,, or call us at 888-830-3200 to obtain the most current list of blocked countries.

If you are planning to travel to a country listed in our "blocked" list, please give us a call so that we may discuss alternative means of accessing cash while you are away.