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Free cash withdrawals abroad!

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1. Posted by blobbybob (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

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

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


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3. Posted by barrito (Full Member 44 posts) 12y

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

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

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