Here are some links on the usage of ATM, debit and credit cards in Italy and Europe:
PLEASE NOTE: The information being provided is primarily for debit and credit cards issued from institutions based in the USA except where noted below.
- Acceptance of Debit and Credit Cards – Source: FlyerGuide – ". . . is the ultimate resource for travelers who want to learn more about frequent flyer programs, earn more frequent flyer miles, and get more from their travels."
- ATM Cards in Italy - Getting Euros on your Italian Vacation – "Tips for using an ATM in Italy" – By Martha Bakerjian – Source: Italy Travel section of About.com
- ATMs & Credit Cards: Minimizing Fees – Source: Graffiti Wall section of Rick Steves' Europe – "THROUGH THE BACK DOOR"
- ATM Cards and Foreign Transaction Fees - Four US ATM Cards Tested in Europe – "A Real World Test of Four ATM Cards" – Updated May 08, 2014 – By James Martin – Source: Europe Travel section of About.com – "Our Story"
- ATMs and Exchange Machines – Durant & Cheryl Imboden – Source: Europe for Visitors
- ATM 'Conversion Fees' – Durant Imboden
- Using Credit Cards in Europe – "Tips and warnings for travelers"
- Consumer Alert: Credit-Card Surcharges
- Using Your ATM card in Europe – "Things you need to know about traveling with an ATM card" – By James Martin – Source: Europe Travel section of About.com
- ATM Cards and Foreign Transaction Fees - Four US ATM Cards Tested in Europe – "A Real World Test of Four ATM Cards" – [dated] – "Jan 14 2010"
- Using Debit Cards in Italy – August 8th, 2008 – by Jessica [Spiegel] – Source: Italy section of whyGo, Part of the BootsnAll Travel Network – "ONE-STOP INDIE TRAVEL GUIDE EST. 1998"
- ATM sticker shock in Florence – Posted by: SK on 27 February 2010 03:18 PM – Source: Italy Travel forum of Slow Travel Talk section of Slow Travel
- ATM card or no foreign fee credit card – Posted by: dukkar on Sep 2, 09 at 1:21am – Source: found in the Europe Forum under the Fodor's Travel Talk Forums section of Fodor's – "FOR CHOICE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES"
- How to Avoid Credit Card Problems Abroad – By MICHELLE HIGGINS – Published: June 8, 2011 – Source: Found under the Practical Traveler portion of the Travel section of The New York Times
- Credit Card Problems Abroad: Readers Respond – By MICHELLE HIGGINS – Published: June 28, 2011
- Italy: Banks & Money – "Italy Traveler Article" – Source: tripadvisor® – "get the truth. then go.™"
- Money – Please scroll down to the paragraph, ATMs and Debit Cards – Source: found under Travel Tips on the Home Page of ITALIA – "ENIT - Italian Government Tourist Board - North America"
- Tips for Living in Italy – "Money Matters" – Source: CIMBA – "... is dedicated to providing unique educational opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and executive program participants."
- SEE ALSO:
- Info on some of my blog entries (URLs) for Tuscany/Toscana, Italy *, dated Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- Info about ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) in Italy *, dated Tuesday, April 25, 2006
- Info on a Few Financial Topics in Italy *, dated Wednesday, December 7, 2005
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CAVEAT/WARNING: Also, before you leave on your overseas trip, please inform the issuer of your respective ATM, debit cards and/or credit cards that you may be using their respective card in a foreign country and which foreign countries. Please provide your travel departure and return dates and the countries to be visited. Failure to do so may result in the debit or credit card charge being REFUSED by the establishment where you are attempting to use your debit or credit card or at an ATM machine!
BTW, it helps to have multiple ATM, debit cards and/or credit cards with you. One night at one of the bancomat (read ATM) machines, my wife's USA issued ATM card got "eaten" by the bancomat. It took over three weeks before she had received a replacement card. The reason for the delay was that a USA issued replacement card could only be sent to our USA address of record and NOT to a foreign mailing address. This may not be the same for your respective ATM card provider but for my wife's that was the procedure in place. Fortunately for us, we were ble to use my ATM card in the meantime.
That's it for Wednesday, 17 March 2010: mercoledì, 17 marzo 2010
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