funkyronster wrote: »
Having been unceremoniously dumped by Saga, I am now looking for a replacement travel card.
I plumped for the Barclaycard, but that proved to be useless because they need to see a regular income. I am retired and I just draw drown from my ISAs and SIPP on an irregular basis, and despite assets in six figures, that's not good enough for them, so that was that.
But I don't want to be making too many card applications ... so does anybody have any suggestions who to try next?
Shugg_McGlummfer wrote: »
I'm also retired thus have the same problem re declared income. Halifax Clarity for credit abroad and Metro Bank for debit transactions in Europe.
You need to to a Metro Bank branch to open an account and they're all in London. I live in Edinburgh and did it on a visit.
Ashie wrote: »
Does anyone else do this?
Ashie wrote: »
Hi All, for the last few years, before going on holiday, I load cash onto my Halifax Clarity credit card so that it is actually in credit. We normally stay away for at least a month, so I start with £1000. When I think I am getting near to running out, I top it up again. This way the card is essentially a pre-paid card without the fees. In some places we travel to internet access can be patchy, so it means I don't have to worry about paying interest. Does anyone else do this?
bognor wrote: »
I have a Halifax Clarity Card and flying out to Turkey soon. I know about always choosing to pay in local currency etc but the hotel we are staying at have their prices in Euros. Should I still opt to pay in Turkish Lira?
Travellers returning to England in Oct
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