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Free cash withdrawals abroad!

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1. Posted by blobbybob (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ok.... not so much that you get money for nothing but I found a card (if you live in the UK) that will allow you to withdraw your cash abroad without charging you for it: the Nationwide FlexAccount.
Happy travels, peeps! I'm about to start my PhD (no more travelling for 3 years :() so wish me luck!! xx

2. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If i got it right then it's not allowed for banks in the eu to charge a fee for
withdrawels in other eu country's

So no worry's there (if you use a real bank atm)

And blobbybob goodluck with your Phd

Greetings,
George

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3. Posted by barrito (Full Member 44 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Your right Blobbybob, in spite of the EU we in England are charged. By co incidence I checked with my bank last week. They say they still charge.

The bad news, Bob, is the Nationwide Flexi is not available to all. I asked for one 3 weeks back for the same reason as you write about.
Nationalwide told me I couldn't have one - I'm a bad customer!!!!!
But, I told them, I always pay off my credit balance each month and never owe on my card. Exactly they told me - they want people who will run up a balance on their credit cards and pay them lots of exorbitant interest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like, dare I say this Bob, students doing PhD?! Still, your tip is a good one for those who can get the card.

4. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I've got a Visa debit card from Lloyds TSB and i don't think they charge me when I use it overseas - at least I hope they don't, because I've just been using it in greece.

5. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Bad news for the big-man, Lloyds TSB charge a 2.75% currency conversion charge and a 1.5% additional charge taking cash out of ATM's, nightmare!! I've heard quite a few good things about that Nationwide FlexAccount, it's too late for me to change accounts as i leave in a few days but those who can, save yourselfs!!!!

Happy Travels All