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1. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

This came to my mind.

If the credit cards that I will be using are issued by banks that Pinas don't have, but it's stated MasterCard and Visa, I would be able to use it in Pinas right?

Just needed some confirmation on that. Thanks.

2. Posted by rama_h (Inactive 91 posts) 10y

Ofcourse you can use your Visa and Mastercard anywhere in the world... Just make sure you tell them that you'll be using them out of the country, so they won't block it or anything...

3. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

Thanks rama_h. I will tell them before the trip.


4. Posted by frosty (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

My credit cards with Visa and Master Card logos are from banks in other countries - no problem using them in the Philippines and most other places overseas.

Something to consider, besides telling the credit card company which country you are visiting also ask them what the fee is for using their card in an ATM machine in a different country.

Some credit cards have big fees for each use and some cards do not. If your card has big fees - don't make a lot of small withdrawals from an ATM or use it for cheap purchases everywhere you go. Use cash for the cheap purchases not plastic. You don't want to end up with a fee that matches a small charge you made on your card.


5. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

Thanks Frosty.

I will ask the bank about those you have said.


6. Posted by valorgaz (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

[quote] have used my credit card, atm card in thailand malaysia vietnam china nz usa noumea with no problems, and have never yet told my bank before hand. but, i only use it in hotels and at airports, nowhere thats a bit iffy. my bank in oz charged me $8 this week for a withdrawl in malaysia last week