Credit Card needed for travelling. Have savings but no Job. HELP!


Please could someone help me!
I have decided to go travelling for 2 months due to being made redundant recently. I will need a credit card as alot places and operators dont take my maestro debit card.
However, although I have savings and the only debt I have is my student loan, I am really struggling to be accepted on applications for a credit card because I am unemployed.
It seems to be catch 22. I will only be using it whilst I am away and it will be paid back in full when I return.

Any suggestions/help would be brilliant


  • callum9999
    callum9999 Posts: 4,393 Forumite
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    Get a Visa debit card?
  • SwissLe
    SwissLe Posts: 265 Forumite
    How many applications have you made? You will find it almost impossible to be accepted on a competitive abroad card like Post Office or Abbey Zero.

    Your best chance is with your bank. They may give you a card based on previous banking goodwill.
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  • bigstevex
    bigstevex Posts: 913 Forumite
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    Prepay credit card?
  • dis_2
    dis_2 Posts: 2 Newbie
    thanks for replies. I dont really know too much about credit cards..
    What is a pre pay card?
    I have only applied for two cards so far, but Im assuming all will reject me.
    Can I get a visa debit card from my bank?
  • jd87
    jd87 Posts: 2,345 Forumite
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    As others have said, just get a Visa debit card. Barclays do them
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