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    • PLYSU
    • By PLYSU 6th Oct 17, 5:20 PM
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    If you withdraw cash from an ATM in Spain, you must read this!
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    • 6th Oct 17, 5:20 PM
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    If you withdraw cash from an ATM in Spain, you must read this! 6th Oct 17 at 5:20 PM
    Hello.

    Just to let people know about the situation in Spain with their banks and cards from the UK.

    I took, Santander ZERO credit card, Halifax CLARITY credit card and Caxton FX pre loaded with 200 EURO.

    If you use any of these cards at Banco Sabadell it will be 1.80 EURO charge to withdraw. BBVA charge any of these cards 1.87 EURO to withdraw. Santander charge 5.00 EURO per withdrawal. (but the Santander ZERO card was free)

    So please be careful which bank you use to withdraw your cash.

    Gracias mucho...........
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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 6th Oct 17, 7:45 PM
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    We withdrew cash at Santander using both our Santander and Clarity Card and there was no charge.
    • PLYSU
    • By PLYSU 6th Oct 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 8:08 PM
    Well I done it last night and with Clarity there was going to be a 5 EURO charge
    Last edited by PLYSU; 06-10-2017 at 8:11 PM. Reason: because I said there was a £5 charge. I meant EURO.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 7th Oct 17, 12:09 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:09 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:09 AM
    Spanish banks have started their progression to Chile's "Shaft a foreigner" model of ATM banking.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 7th Oct 17, 6:58 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:58 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:58 AM
    Well I done it last night and with Clarity there was going to be a 5 EURO charge
    Originally posted by PLYSU
    Obviously not all branches are charging, or maybe the charge varies in different parts of Spain.
    • bagand96
    • By bagand96 7th Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:36 AM
    There was another thread on this forum running back in August:

    Santander charging for withdrawals in Spain

    Anecdotally it seems Euronet, Bankia and Popular bank are still free, with others charging various amounts up to Santander’s eye watering €5!
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 9th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
    Hi all

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    • By zagfles 9th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
    Hi all

    If anyone else reading this is heading abroad read our Travel Credit Cards guide first.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    That doesn't help with the issue of charging ATMs, which this thread is about, or have I missed something?
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