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    • markharriers
    • By markharriers 16th May 18, 11:11 AM
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    Using a credit card abroad
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    • 16th May 18, 11:11 AM
    Using a credit card abroad 16th May 18 at 11:11 AM
    Hello every one

    Just after some help please.

    In June i am gong to the the south of France, i will take some cash with me but i do not want to take lots.

    Can anyone recommend/advise me on the use of credit cards that are currently available and have know fees?

    Would you advise me to use a know fee credit card or a travel card.

    Thank you for any help in advance
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    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 16th May 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 11:13 AM
    All you need to know is at https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/travel-credit-cards
    • jonnygee2
    • By jonnygee2 16th May 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 2:08 PM
    Would you advise me to use a know fee credit card or a travel card
    It's normally good to have a credit card handy for things like hotel deposits. As these pre-authorise a large amount (which you then can't spend) it can be difficult to run on a debit card.

    Otherwise it just depends if you need credit to fund your trip! If you don't, I'd recommend something like Starling, Revolut or Monzo. Instant notifications mean you'll get a much better idea of what you are spending (and what it's costing in !). Actually, I think using one of these and paying by card everywhere is better than taking cash because cash is often lost / stolen, especially when you are a tourist, and you get charge back protection.
    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 17th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th May 18, 8:49 AM
    Suggest you apply for Halifax Clarity. Depending on which end of June you are travelling, you might need to get your skates on.

    Bear in mind that you can not depend on any one single piece of plastic. They are more prone to failure than when used at home, through excitable fraud prevention algorithms, network failures. Also, depending on the type of traveller you are, you are more likely to lose it or get it stolen than when at home. So have backups.
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