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Questions tagged [payment-cards]

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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For how long does an Easy Card remain active if not used?

Does Taiwan's Easy Card get deactivated if one doesn't use it for a while? How long does it take for the card to get deactivated? What happens to the balance that remains on the card? Can the card be ...
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Are there any limitations to using Revolut or similar cards in Berlin? [duplicate]

I have tried to use my Revolut card to pay to enter a botanical garden in Berlin and the lady told me that it is not a good card. Unfortunately, her English was very poor and I cannot speak German, so ...
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Do I need to take cash on my holiday to Sardinia?

I'm from the UK. I recently went on holiday to Copenhagen and didn't have to use cash at all because I could use my debit card wherever I went. Will it be the same in Sardinia? Do all restaurants and ...
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Have anyone used Alipay to pay for their Airbnb?

I am currently a foreigner living in China and I am trying to book an AirBnB in Shanghai through Alipay (since the Host only accepts Alipay and Paypal). However, when I try to check out, I keep ...
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What is the “CC” and “Numero” of a credit card holder in Colombia?

I'm trying to make a purchase from Mercadolibre, and am presented with this puzzling "TIPO" and "Numero". After pondering how many customers they lose daily because of this poorly-conceived credit ...
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Can an Airbnb host insist on credit card information upon arrival?

I reserved a room on Airbnb, confirmed by the host through written messages on Airbnb's system. Nothing about a credit card was mentioned. Upon my arrival, they showed me the room, which was fine, ...
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Are international contactless cards / Apple Pay accepted in South Korea?

Travelling around Seoul, I've often seen the NFC / contactless payment logo in restaurants, shops, and bars. However, every time I've tried paying through either contactless American Express and ...
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Why do I have to fill in passport number when using credir card in Argentina?

I noticed during my recent travel that when using my credit card in Argentina (no suspicious places), I was routinely asked to fill in my passport id number. This has happened to me in no other ...
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Where can I find normal bank-operated ATMs in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

Is there an app or a website that presents ”bank-operated” ATMs around the world? In sweden we use https://bankomat.se/ to find all bank-operated ATMs. Right now I’m looking for an ATM in Playa de ...
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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?

About to go to Malaysia and Singapore. I have a credit card for foreign transactions and a debit card for taking out money from foreign ATMs (this setup is just the best way to avoid foreign ...
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Jio recharge - payment cannot be processed error

I am in India and I am trying to renew my 4G subscription with Jio. When doing so, I get the error "Payment failure - Your request for recharge cannot be processed at this time. Please try after some ...
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Is it safe to use non-cash payment in Amsterdam red light district?

Some houses in Amsterdam red light district offer the possibility to pay not only with cash but also with cards. However, is it safe to use non-cash payment in such location? The safety I am ...
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I'm buying a ticket for another person to travel from Ghana to the US [duplicate]

Are there any issues if I purchase a round trip air travel on my credit card for someone else? They have a valid U.S. passport but live in Ghana. I have been told that I may either have to be present ...
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How to avoid credit card fee gouging in foreign countries?

I'm leaving (the US) for the Dominican Republic tomorrow and I only just discovered that credit cards charge a 3% fee on every transaction. I haven't been out of the country lately, but this isn't how ...
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Can I pay by card at the staff canteens in Changi airport?

At the beginning of my previous trip I asked a question looking for hawker stalls near Changi airport which attracted an amazing answer about staff canteens that anyone can eat at. That info came in ...
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How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong?

How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong? The couple of "Add Value Machine" I have seen in the MTR and HKG airport only accepts cash:
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Are there any drawbacks to “travel money cards”?

The cards I'm asking about are sometimes called "travel cards" or "prepaid cards" or "forex cards". I don't know if there is one universally accepted name. I have never used one because I believe ...
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Preparing in case ATM/debit cards might go missing during a long trip

I've been pickpocketed twice and had debit cards swallowed by ATMs twice over the past decade or so. I've also had cards expire during a long trip. For my upcoming trip which I envision will last ...
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Gift of Travel: Way to get a gift card that works for any airline, but only airlines?

I would like to get a family member a gift card or something similar that they can use to help pay for an airplane ticket to visit. Certainly I could get a gift card for any given airline, but ...
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Why my debit cards are treated as credit cards in several Latin American countries?

I have several Visa and Mastercard debit cards, each associated with a current account of a British bank. Even though my cards are debit cards, in several countries I have checked they are treated as ...
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What is the best alternative for cash payments in Thailand?

Is there any payment system in Thailand that can be used instead of cash payments? There is AliPay in China, Sberbank in Russia; Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost worldwide, but I couldn't find ...
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Credit card used while booking

I have an Alitalia flight from Munich, Germany to Delhi, India and I booked it using an online agency. I did not use my credit card for the booking and paid using my friend's credit card. Do I still ...
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Sending money to a friend stuck abroad without a debit card?

A friend of mine is stuck in Spain without a debit card, and I'm trying to send her some cash by whatever means available from here in the US. None of the bank branches near her are American, they're ...
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Can a hotel charge me for reservations a year later if I signed up on a waiting list?

Last year (2017) my husband and I went to a blues festival in West Helena AR. It was last minute and we had an incredibly hard time finding somewhere to stay (Helena AR is a small town.) After trying ...
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Is a EU VISA Debit card equivalent to a US VISA Credit card in practical aspects of tourism in the US?

I will travel to the US and I have two choices for payment of usual touristic activities while there ("usual touristic activities" = renting a car (booking and payment), booking and paying for a hotel,...
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Hotel in Vegas did not charge my card

I booked a hotel in Las Vegas through booking.com. They immediately charged me for the first night. At check in they charged me for the full stay + security deposit. However, on checkout, they did ...
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Are AMEX cards accepted in Universal Studios JPN & Pokemon Centers? Is the JCB/AMEX partnership applicable anywhere?

I'm traveling to Japan in the next few months and wanted to know if these two locations accept American Express credit cards. I also saw that JCB has a partnership with AMEX but information is scarce....
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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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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 ...