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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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Can I use prepaid credit card for 'free' hotel reservation online?

If so, how much money does it have to have? Should I have it complete amount the same as hotel rooms amount? Or however small I want since it's a free reservation anyways? Sorry if I sound stupid to ...
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Can you be refused a visitor visa to US if you have bad Credit there?

I did my 3 years of College in the US, 2010-2013 due to finance issues I was unable to pay my credit card bill of a certain bank, which still lie unpaid. However I plan on visiting the US later this ...
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Using Chip-and-Pin credit cards in the US?

If one has a chip-and-pin card (not chip-and-signature), is it possible to use it in the US at this time? What is the experience like? For instance, in many restaurants in Europe the waiters will ...
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What amount do car rental agencies block on credit cards? [closed]

I'm looking into getting a credit card for use in rental agencies in Europe and the US, which usually block a certain amount on your credit card before rental. However I'm not sure what credit limit I ...
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What happens when my credit card does not work at a no show

I just wanted to ask what happens when I book a hotel room, don't show up but the credit card I used doesn't work and I already moved overseas, so the address isn't up to date anymore too. Does ...
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Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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Is it common for travel agents to ask for credit card scans?

Have noticed when booking tickets myself that a couple of travel agents scan the back and front of the credit card that I would use to make a payment. And I have heard the same when friends have made ...
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Are there any travel cards for European Citizens?

I am a European Citizen from the Maltese island. I am going to Australia with a working holiday visa and then backpacking for a few months around SE Asia and a few other countries such as New Zealand. ...
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Is there any reason to get a United Club subscription rather than the United Club card?

I travel a lot and I'm looking at getting a United Club membership. What I'm wondering is -- is there any advantage at all to buying a membership rather than getting the credit card? A membership is ...
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Travelling to South Africa - Questions about Cash, Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards

I am a Canadian travelling to South Africa for two weeks. My flights, rental car and hotels are pre-paid. Obviously I'll want to have some money to spend on food, entertainment and unforeseen costs ...
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Differences between travel insurance issued by a credit card as opposed to an insurance company? [closed]

Does anybody have any experience making a claim with a credit card company while using their travel/medical insurance as oppose to an insurance company package & what are the differences between ...
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Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?

I want to rent a car for 2 days in Paris but I only hold a debit card (VISA). Is it possible to rent it without a credit card? If so, can anybody tell me what car rental company accepts debit card at ...
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Are there any Canadian credit cards that offer medical insurance for 30 days for the secondary user?

I've been looking around for a Canadian credit card that offers out-of-country medical insurance for at least 30 days. I notice a lot of cards have 7 days or less. Does such a card exist? A card will ...
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Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?

Transport for London are trying to close all Tube ticket offices and move staff into ticket halls—whether or not that is a good idea is another question. Ticket offices, however, are obviously ...
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Visa with recent activity?

I've been travelling a lot and I find it slightly irritating that my VISA provider doesn't provide info for my activity for the last ~2 days. I guess the reasoning is they are waiting for it to "post" ...
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Is it possible to hire a car in Norway with a debit card?

We have been told that it is impossible to hire a car in Europe without a credit card. We only have a debit card (with the Visa logo). Is there anyway around this? We are in Norway where you seriously ...
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Can I create a travel money card as tourist?

I'm going to Europe and I need some some money on a International Debit Card, but here in Brazil there's a fee of 6.38% to put money on these cards, and it's quite expensive. So I was thinking to ...
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a foreign credit card?

In the USA, many pay-at-the-pump fuel dispensers that accept credit cards require a 5-digit numeric zip code that corresponds to the billing address of the credit card. In Canada, for instance, we ...
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Does Mastercard or American Express have more worldwide acceptance?

I've always used Visa but after seeing some useful travel cards from Mastercard & American Express; I was wondering whether they would be useful at all if they aren't accepted widely. Out of the ...
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ATM commission for cards from other banks in Serbia?

What commission each of these banks charges for ATM cash withdrawal of dinars from cards issued by other banks? Vojvođanska banka Banka Intesa Komercijalna banka Alpha Bank Srbija A.D. Tried ...
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Are American Express credit cards widely accepted in Japan, specifically, Osaka?

I'm planning how I'll be bringing my money in my future Japan trip, and I was wondering if I could use a mix of cash and credit cards. Sadly, as of the moment, I only have an Amex credit card. Also, ...
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Car rental without a credit card in Italy?

Is it possible to use car rental services at airports in Italy without having a credit card? When I read the terms of conditions (e.g. Hertz, Budget, etc.) they state debit or credit card might be ...
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How is TfL underground 'capping' calculated if I pay for multiple people's tickets?

Say I buy an underground ticket with contactless payment for myself and my partner. Do both purchases count towards the cap? Or is this not allowed?
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Do Ireland and Scotland still accept magnetic strip Visa or Mastercard credit cards?

I'm traveling to Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks. Do both countries still accept Visa or Mastercards with a magnetic strip or do they require the chip and pin system?
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Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?

I've been traveling in Europe for the past few months and I'm still confused about this! In most countries, it seems the common courtesy (according to tipping websites and the locals that I've talked ...
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Prepaid credit cards for use in Russia

I'm traveling to Russia soon and want to take a prepaid credit card along with me (on top of some cash, of course). Does this count as like a visa gift card? I know Visa and Mastercard are accepted ...
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Hotel booking cancellation using debit card with insufficient funds

Just today, I booked a hotel in Hong Kong through Booking.com using a prepaid debit card which has zero balance. My reservation was confirmed; however, I changed my mind as I found a cheaper place to ...
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Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawals on a foreign card?

I've just gone to take some cash out of an ATM (Cash Machine) in Seattle. I visited about half a dozen in the end, and every single one wanted to charge me an extra fee (typically about $3) for the ...
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Which Australian bank/account incurs lowest fees using an ATM card overseas?

As per this question about US banks, I would like to know if any Australian bank offers an account with an ATM card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) with no or low fees for travellers using them in ...
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How can I get a list of which companies accept Mastercard for cash advances?

From statson.org: Again, in France, almost any bank or cash machine (if you have a 4-digit PIN) can give you a cash advance on Visa (Carte Bleue), but only a few banks (Credit Agricole, Credit ...
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Are prepaid credit cards widely accepted in Gran Canaria?

I am thinking about getting a prepaid credit card for my trip in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Are these widely accepted in the region?
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Booking hotel with my credit card for the third person

I've booked a hotel (in Hong Kong) for a third person using my credit card (but booking confirmation for the third person). Will there will be any problems while checking in? It seems to check in you ...
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Does American Airlines ask passengers to present credit cards during check-in?

My mom is taking a direct flight from Hong Kong to Dallas, Texas (round-trip) through American Airlines. A relative purchased the air ticket for her in Hong Kong through the website of the airline ...
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What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?

I've made a booking for a weekend in Holland online via ebookers. When I completed the transaction and looked at the final receipt, it said "prepayment required" ... does that mean I need to pay at ...
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booking.com: Can multiple people manage one booking?

Well, what the title says. I have a booking but none of my payment cards works for the pre-payment. I asked a relative if I could use their card, but they are hundreds of kilometres away from me. So ...
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Dealing with money for a trip to Poland and Slovakia

I'm going to be traveling to Poland/Slovakia and perhaps Germany/Austria for 11 days In a couple of weeks, and am not sure how I should deal with money, as Poland does not use the Euro, but the other ...
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Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?

If someone else is booking international ticket for me using his credit or debit card, does he need to be present physically at the time of check-in? Suppose I am coming back from Singapore to my ...
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Is it ok to use a virtual credit card to buy an airplane ticket?

Lately I've been reading a lot about people who are asked for the VISA card with which they bought the flight when doing the check in. In these situations they are not allowed to board. Many of these ...
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My friend used his friend's credit card for flight [closed]

My friend booked his ticket using his friend's credit card. They are leaving the country together but they are flying to two different countries. What does my friend need of proof just in case he gets ...
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Can US cards be used in countries with chip-and-pin systems?

I'll be visiting the UK in a few weeks, and I understand that the UK credit/debit card system works on a "chip-and-pin" system. As far as I can ascertain via Google, US cards don't have this system on ...
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How do I ensure that my ATM card will work while traveling within the US?

I am an American, and I have an American Visa debit card with "PLUS", "NYCE", and "AFFN" written on the back. Several months ago, I traveled out of state to California and was surprised to have my ...
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Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
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How to do online payment in Ireland with french credit card?

I'm trying to buy a game on Origin plateform in Ireland with my french credit card (which works perfectly in the country). This is the first time I buy a game on this plateform. When I complete my ...
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Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK

I obtained a pin-and-chip credit card from the Andrews Federal Credit union to smooth transactions in Europe. However, it doesn't quite work as intended in the UK. Every single time that I use it, the ...
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What will happen if I cancel the credit card with which I booked a flight?

I booked a flight from makemytrip using my credit card. I will be travelling in British Airways from India to the US. I am planning to cancel the credit card because I am leaving the country for good. ...
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Access airport lounge with Gold/Premier credit card

Travelling soon with a 6 hour connection flight in Zurich International airport, I was wondering if I could have an access to a good lounge where I can relax with a Gold or Premier card? To ...
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Can you book hotels on a prepaid credit card worldwide?

I tend to stay at smaller boutique hotels or local apartments when I visit a city but recently due to some credit card issues I will need to depend on prepaid Visa. But I noticed when I try to shop ...
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Car hire credit Card in Ireland

I have booked a hire car from Hertz for pick up in Dublin. It has been paid for on a debit card and money has been taken from the account. That's fine. In the small print I am required to bring the ...
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Money and Cards in the US [closed]

I'll be visiting the US. I have several questions about money and card use in the US, the grand scheme is somewhat: What is my best strategy for paying stuff there? I suppose that I can pay larger ...