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Using ATM's in SouthEast Asia.

Posted by potta_boro on 27/6/2011 at 21:54

Just a quick one, ive been looking through different websites trying to find the best/cheapest card to use (england) whilst travelling with no luck! i dont really want to use credit cards or travellers cheques, so a bit of help would be nice, as its starting to annoy me. My bank Halifax have told me not to use my debit card because they charge a fortune for overseas cash withdrawals. Thanks

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Posted by hannahben on 27/6/2011 at 22:25

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi there. We take out our money on a weekly basis as to not lose 2 much incase it goes "missing". Most banks we have used charge around $2 for a transaction. But then our bank will also take a charge for using card overseas. This is uusually around £3 we bank with llyods and this was a issue we overlooked before we came away. We met another English couple who said that there bank doesn't charge but I can't remember who it was. There are ones that don't charge. Just keep looking. But u will definately get a charge for using out here. Hope this helps

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Posted by potta_boro on 27/6/2011 at 22:27

My current bank will charge me a fee for the transaction then on top of that they will charge a percentage on the amount i take out! I was hoping there was some type of card out there that doesnt charge all of this.

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Posted by goonistik on 28/6/2011 at 10:09

Potta_boro,

Have you looked at this?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8444764/Foreign-currency-Make-your-holiday-money-go-further.html

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