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ATM's.....................

  • steviej

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    Hi All................

    After surfing the proverbial Wed and picking up a few pieces of info, it came to be that carrying a ATM card as your main source of cash could be catastrophic if the card was retained by the ATM. Has anybody been unfortunate enough to suffer from this and if so what happens next?

    I'm now contemplating opening another bank account just in case!!!!

    Any thoughts...........................

    chill
    steviej
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    #1 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 07:21

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  • steviej

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    Whoops.....................

    That should have read: After surfing the proverbial WEB!!!



    chill
    steviej
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    #2 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 07:22

  • tsargood

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    If you travel alone this could be a problem. If you travel with a partener you can have two cards on the same account(joint account). When I travel alone I always take a Credit card with me for emergency which I keep separate to my Debit card.

    #3 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 14:00

  • tsargood

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    PS : I managed to get a lost card replaced while in Tunisia, make sure you write down the international help number thats on the back of your card.

    #4 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 14:02

  • Laura_B

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    Banks can always send you a new card if need be, you just have to hang around in one place until they send it (usually a week). This is where travellers cheques can come in handy, I always carry them for these sort of emergencies.

    #5 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 19:33

  • steviej

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    Cheers All,

    Looks like it's back to a combination of Trav. Cheques (Checks), Debit Card and Visa for emergencies.......................


    chill
    steviej
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    Who wants Fat Hair....................

    #6 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 21:07

  • steviej

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    ................and Cash of course!!!!

    Cash is King!!!

    #7 Posted: 5/9/2006 - 21:07

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