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Author updated the post with: I've reached Antigua and found an ATM that works with my MasterCard Credit Card. It's inside the Citibank in the north west corner of the main park in Antigua. Several other ATMs that were not located in banks didn't work so it's something to be aware of. According to the Citibank Guatemala website this particular branch ...


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Citibank have an account now that has no ATM withdrawal fees for foreign banks. The ATM themselves may charge you, but Citibank won't. This seems a good replacement for the old 28degrees card. Note that this is a savings card so you need to have transferred money onto it before you can use it.


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I use two cards overseas. One is a Visa debit card tied to an account at Charles Schwab. They are slowly switching to chip-and-sign, but not yet for my type of account. However, I get unlimited ATM fee rebate (including retroactively when their automated system did not parse Icelandic ATM fees). The fine print admits to charging between 0.10% and 1.00% on ...


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The actual answer to your question will vary because there are always campaigns co-branded cards, travel specific accounts, and fees and features that vary from bank to bank. So I doubt even if someone were to provide you with a specific product name (like, for example, American Express Blue) it would be valid in the long term. Therefore, I am giving some ...


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You can look to see which banks have branches in your hometown area better than we can (the old fashion yellow pages, chamber of commerce, etc). So that is a good starting place to research your needs. Mobile check depositing is becoming pretty common place with bank apps in the USA. I work with three different banks (2 national banks, 1 local credit ...


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In Europe and most of the rest of the world, due to rampant skimming fraud - magstripe-only access is restricted to the point of being non-existent. All cards (debit or credit) are CHIP+PIN. The signature does not matter (just like in the US). A PIN is required for all Point-Of-Sale and ATM transactions (not just withdrawing cash). This means that for all ...


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In the Netherlands earlier this month, I only had one restaurant where my USA chip card worked as a chip card. However, both that card, which also has a mag strip, and an unchipped card, worked as swipe cards, including at Amsterdam and Rotterdam train stations. It did not work in the metro stations, except for one tram stop in Amsterdam with a machine. ...


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It seems almost all taxis in Frankfurt accept credit cards today. However, you should not expect that everywhere in Germany. I would recommend to ask if credit cards are accepted, when you order a taxi by phone or just go to a free taxi. Note that there may be a small extra fee when paying by credit card. About ATMs: While all ATMs accept credit cards, ...


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Yes, more often than not petrol stations in the rural areas are represented by national chains like Tesco's, Jet, Morrisons, and locals like Go. Most of them will have a cash point also. There are also lots of self-service petrol stations where the pay point is next to the pump and an attendant is not required at all. Tip: Get a Tesco Loyalty card ...


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A good solution for me (located in germany) was to create an account at an online bank like DKB or ING-Diba which is for free. You then get a credit card which you can use at every ATM in europe or in case of ING-Diba worldwide to get cash without paying fees. The cards are chip based and can be used - if credit card payment is accepted - everywhere for ...


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Airlines tickets are always issued to a specific person that's named on the ticket. Only that person can travel on this ticket, regardless of who paid for it. So as long as your name is on the ticket (and the booking) you are fine. I do buy tickets for my kids that live in different countries all the time. All they need at the airport is the confirmation ...


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I'm currently in Chile and have withdrawn money on several occasions. So far, once I've aborted my withdrawal because the machine told me it was going to charge for my withdrawal. This, while, later, an ATM from the same bank did not charge. I've tried with 3 or 4 different banks. This suggests to me that ATM withdrawal fees depend not on the bank, but on ...



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