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Covers questions about all kinds of plastic cards used like money: ATM cards, charge cards, credit cards, debit cards, EFTPOS, etc.

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Can I use a JCB credit card in the UK?

I am travelling in the UK from Japan next month. I was wondering if many places accept a JCB credit card.
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Experiences with credit card insurances for car rental

I have rented several cars in Mexico and USA using my platinum card, either visa, MasterCard and I have one American Express also but I have not used it. I have never had an incident but I would like ...
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Transferring money from Indian Forex card/Travel Card to my own USA bank account [duplicate]

I am an Indian and I will be leaving for the USA this August for pursuing higher education. To cover part of my expenses while studying in the USA I want to use forex card on monthly basis. I want to ...
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My hotel “blocked” 5,000 dollars when I arrived and now is taking again the money

I'm staying in San Francisco for 2 weeks. When I arrived I gave my European debit card to the hotel, and they (at least, I thought so) withdrew the 5,000 dollars I owed them for the whole stay. ...
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German credit card in the US

I will be travelling to the US soon and for that I obviously need a proper credit card, because Americans love their plastic money. I already own a credit card but I am a little bit confused, because ...
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Switzerland credit/bank card acceptance, cash requirement

Are Visa/Mastercard/AmEx (UK issued) widely accepted in Switzerland? Can I buy train tickets using those cards? How popular is card usage, aka. is it necessary to carry cash? I know in Germany there ...
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Being charged for an automatically cancelled reservation in the US

About two months ago I made a reservation for a US hotel through Booking.com, using a prepaid credit card. The hotel tried to check my card on May 19th (past the free cancellation period, which was ...
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Debit cards in the US

I am a visitor on a valid visa to the US from India. I have less than 1,000 US dollars. Can I purchase a prepaid debit card for this amount to enable me to make online purchases in the US?
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Booking.com - credit card invalid [duplicate]

I made a non-refundable booking on booking.com earlier today and was told that I would be paying on the day in the hotel. However I just received an email telling me that my credit card was invalid ...
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Refund airline ticket to different credit card

I've bought an airline ticket (with SK) that I'm entitled to refund per their Conditions of Carriage because of a schedule change. They've agreed to refund me, but say that they will only refund me to ...
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Book flight with virtual credit card. Airline requires me to present the physical card prior to checking

I booked a flight for myself using my virtual credit card. It is a totally legit VISA card to my name from a bank in the departure country. However, it is totally virtual. Now, after the payment, ...
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Booked hotel, but never asked for payment information

I just reserved a room at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Berchtesgaden, Germany. I went through the booking website and provided all of my info, but they never asked for payment information. I didn't ...
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Sites that let you pay with two cards? (Air travel)

My girlfriend and I are two poor college students saving money for trips. Are there any sites that let you pay with two cards, so we can pay for a flight? Meaning, I pay, say, $300 for the flight, ...
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Is the Sodexo Meal Pass accepted in Italy and France?

Is the Sodexo Meal Pass accepted in Italy and France? If yes, how to find those list of restaurants online?
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Can I use US bank issued credit/debit cards in Canada?

I will visit Toronto this summer. I have a US VISA credit card and a US MasterCard debit card. Do stores there usually accept these two cards? If so, which one has the cheaper transaction fee, or are ...
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Book a room without a credit card?

I'll be landing in Toronto on May 23, 2018. I have an immigrant visa (I'm from Iran) and it's my first time coming to Canada. I need to book a temporary room for my first few days until I find a place ...
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Can I leave the airport and take a taxi with BRL Reais?

I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires ...
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Acceptance of payment cards and Euro in Bucharest

I shall shortly be spending 24 hours in Bucharest and would prefer not to change money for such a short visit. We have Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards. Our hotel is prepaid. Are cards ...
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Agoda payment not in FAQ list

I booked a hotel through Agoda and there is no other payment option like pay now or pay later. It was just a [Book Now] button and proceeded to payment. It shows Payment collected by property at ...
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Debit card hotel booking

I used my debit card to book a hotel. Then I received a confirmation but I wasn't charged as well. Will I be charged on the day of check in?
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Do North American banks have a key phrase that allows customers to disable all security checks for using the card internationally?

My Canadian bank has an extremely sensitive anti-fraud mechanism that treats all foreign transactions as "suspicious". I do not need those anti-fraud measures (I'm okay with taking the risk) and want ...
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Swedish cashless economy for tourism

As a visitor to Sweden, what are my options for paying for things? Should I buy some kind of pre-paid card and load it? Will merchants accept a MasterCard from Ireland with microchip/rfid?
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Hotel booking for someone else with my credit card

I've used booking.com several times and am comfortable with the site. I currently face a new situation with a booking, on which I'd like advice. I've made a booking through booking.com for a 1 night ...
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Amazon-Chase visa card getting phased out [closed]

A few weeks back I got a letter from Chase bank saying that the Amazon-Chase visa card is going to be phased out sometime in March! The benefits of this card was the Amazon points and no fee when I am ...
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App/service that suggests which payment card is most convenient?

I was a happy user of WhatCard (http://www.whatcardapp.com). It was an app for European people, where the user saved their credit/debit cards data, then typed the amount to pay in a foreign currency ...
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Advice Needed: Exchange Students in South Korea

We are 3 Indian students, going to attend a 4-month exchange program at the Korean National Police University, in Asan. We are landing in Seoul on the 21st of February. However, because of a last-...
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European debit cards in Japan

I will be traveling [from Austria] to Japan for two weeks soon. From searching online it seems that I should prepare a few hundred euros and convert them to Yen as soon as I get there, since my ...
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Italian credit card not accepted in the Netherlands?

I spent a couple of weeks in the Netherlands recently, and I was surprised that my Italian bank-issued MasterCard credit card was not accepted in a lot of venues. It was almost a 50%-50% chance of ...
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How widespread is credit card acceptance in Iran?

I have a business trip to Tabriz, Iran, and wanted to know if it was possible to pay my hotel and domestic flights by credit card or if I should also get cash to cover my hotel and flight expenses. ...
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Can I withdraw money from a Korean bank account in US ATMs?

I need to withdraw money from my Korean bank account from ATMs in Las Vegas (foreign national living in Korea, going to the US for a personal visit), I am trying online searches but most results are ...
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How do I insist that American hotels accept my employer's credit card for payment, instead of asking for personal credit card upon check-in?

I work for a state government body in the United States. As a part of my work, I occasionally have multi-day travel. My hotel stays are paid by my employer and are tax-exempt. I frequently run into a ...
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Discover Credit card in Australia

I am travelling to Australia in 2 weeks. I wanted to know if the Discover card is accepted at some places in Australia or not. Discover card is offering a $0 transaction fee, which is why I am asking?
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Can we hold more than 1 multi-currency travel card in India?

I generally buy multi-currency travel cards from Forex agents. This time I approached a bank and they are saying it is illegal to hold 2 multi-currency travel cards in India. I doubt this. Can ...
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Entered debit card details instead of credit card

While booking a hotel in Phuket online, they needed card details to secure the reservation. In hurry I entered my debit card details instead of credit card. I received confirmation of booking from ...
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Can I use a VISA debit card in the Netherlands?

It seems that most debit cards issued in the Netherlands are on the Maestro network. Will places that only accept debit cards take my US-issued VISA debit card? From what I could tell, many places ...
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Are credit cards (Master Card) widely accepted in Morocco (Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Ouarzazate)?

I am traveling to Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Ouarzazate. I hold a Mastercard (German bank). Are such credit cards accepted in the museums and restaurants in these cities? When used in a restaurant, is ...
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Forex card for Australia

I am traveling to Australia for vacation in end of December. I currently live in the United States on F1 visa(International Student). I am planning to buy a forex card for Australia currency. What is ...
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Booked a ticket on Lufthansa two weeks ago, credit card not charged yet

I booked a ticket on Lufthansa website to weeks ago, my flight will be next November. I got a confirmation code and an eticket number. Until now the price of the ticket was not charged to my credit ...
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When traveling in the EU, are there significant differences between paying with credit or debit cards?

While traveling in the EU, with both a Visa and Mastercard issued in another country within the EU, does it have disadvantages if both the cards are debit cards? Would one need a credit card for the ...
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How can I avoid unfavorable currency exchange rates when paying with my card abroad?

I have an ordinary credit card. Whenever I pay with this card in foreign currency (other than PLN, Polish złoty) I loose a lot of money due to unfavorable rates specified by my bank. I need to buy ...
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Is it advisable to include credit card statements for my UK visitor visa?

I use my credit card for almost all transactions and I pay my credit card bill regularly. Can I submit my credit card statements and available credit limit as a proof of subsistence for UK visitor ...
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Are credit cards (Master Card) widely accepted in Budapest?

Are credit cards accepted in the museums and restaurants in Budapest? When used in a restaurant, is there a minimum amount you have to spend in order to pay by credit card? What about public ...
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ID card, driving license and debit card stolen in Kiev. What is the worst that can happen? [closed]

My dad is an EU citizen. His ID card, driving license and debit card were stolen in Kiev metro. So far we called the bank and informed the local police, he has his passport so he is ok to fly. Is ...
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Prepaid debit card for use in Morocco, obtained in United States

I see that Travelex now offers a prepaid Travelex Money Card with a locked-in exchange rate and generally no further fees such as for ATM withdrawal. Unfortunately, they do not offer Moroccan dirham (...
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Why do restaurants and cafes in Ukraine make a transaction on each food separately?

I'm now in Kiev and found that some restaurants and cafes make a transaction on each plate separately. For example, yesterday I ordered a slice of Napoleon cake and a cup of hot chocolate. When I ...
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Are Mastercard ATMs available in every Asian country?

I will travel for a year in Asia, but I still don't know exactly in which countries. I know that Iran has a closed bank system, so it is impossible to get money from an ATM without an Iranian card. I ...
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Prague Shopping Times and Method of Payments?

I will be visiting Prague for the first time and I am having a difficult time figuring out two things: What time do shops close (if it matters, this would be on weekdays and on Saturday during the ...
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How well is AMEX covered in Hong Kong?

I'm visiting Hong Kong, and I have AMEX. Is it well-covered or should I prepare Visa/MasterCard?
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How well accepted is Amex in Spain?

I'm planning on visiting Spain for several months. Is the Amex (American Express) brand credit card well accepted? Is Visa or Mastercard more accepted than Amex?
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What Year did I Travel to Cape Verde [closed]

I have travelled to Cape Verde over the past 6 years and cannot remember which year nor can I find any transactions relating on my back accounts. Can any one tell me if there is some data base I can ...