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missiemoi07 Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I am going to Turkey next week..
I have a visa electron that i have just activated to use abroad..

however..

i also have a credit card and i want to use that as my spending money..

HOWEVER..

i dont want to use my cards abroad (my bf tells me it could get cloned)

and

i dont want to take cash with me???


what does everyone else do??!?!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I use travelex or the bureau de change here and change GBP into whatever currency I need and carry cc's with me just in case.

Have a lovely holiday sweetheart x x
#2
oh im goin for three weeks starting august never been is it good where should me and mrs go

singer
#3
Dont go....


...spend your cash here :-D
#4
im going to olu deniz singer.. never been there before

i know people who have villas in the next village and they love it so it should be good..

thanks ClarityofMind, i want to get money changed when im out there as ive heard its a better exchange rate
im going to have to bring cash arent i?

x
#5
missiemoi07
im going to olu deniz singer.. never been there before

i know people who have villas in the next village and they love it so it should be good..

thanks ClarityofMind, i want to get money changed when im out there as ive heard its a better exchange rate
im going to have to bring cash arent i?

x


Personally I prefer to but many other people do it different ways. I think Natwest has an account that doesn't charge for international withdrawals or something like that... some people take travellers cheques.

See what other members advise too x x
#6
im off to cyprus on sunday, i am taking bout 200 euros max and ive got a debit card from the nationwide that i will use to take money out a machine whn i dont need it :thumbsup:

perfect solution, not too much cash on me can take money out when i need it (no charges with nationwide) no chance of it being cloned cos im using an ATM
#7
you can always use the hotel safe to store cash if u need :thumbsup: but if u have a nationwide card use it at ATM's abroad
#8
i change some cash then take my atm card
but just a warning a few years ago while in spain i used my card in hole in wall but machine didnt give me money even though it said it had i then had to ring bank to explain they said it would be ok but it was not put back into my bank till two weeks later i was at home by this time lucky i was with family that helped me out with money but i still use my card but just take more money with me
#9
We take cash and carry half each. I'm guessing if it's your spending money then it won't be huge amounts that you'll be needing. If it's a lot, we split it up between us and the various bags and cases. We've never had a theft or anything worriesome:-D I don't know if you're more likely to be cloned or subjected to fraud in Turkey than here TBH, but we just find it easier to get the money we want delivered at home before we go. We usually need some foreign currency for such as taxis etc pretty much straight away.
What ever you do, have a lovely time. :thumbsup:
Sun block!!:-D
#10
Its better to use your credit card than your debit, because a bank doesn't have to refund any money fraudulently stolen by someone using your debit card information. With a credit card, you have a way to fight fraudulent charges... if the worst was to happen!
#11
Nationwide are charging for card use outside Europe since JUne 1st.

Otherwise they are best option - no charges and good rate.
#12
mKc88;5521344
Its better to use your credit card than your debit, !


Not in an ATM
#13
Carley

Random :w00t:
#14
starsparkle2311
haven't seen you for yonks chesso, are you staying out of the hell-hole that is misc nowadays?

Nice to see you, hello anyway:thumbsup:

It only seems like ages. Nice to see you too.
It is more like 9 days!! Been to Tuscany. Check out the photo thread which I will be fiiling with pics, if you're at all interested.
Saw you did some exams - good for you. Career, here you come!!
#15
There are these new pre-paid travellers cards you can get for € and $ from various travel exchanges (the post office definitely do them) - you put so much money on and can use it at most places (I think they are on the Visa-system) or cash machines - no real worry of card cloning and probably better than just cash or even travellers cheques - I don't think you pay over the odds either...

Edit - just reread and your going to Turkey, so you'll pay a conversion fee each time if you do the above, still worth considered if you usually travel to eurozone though!
#16
We went to Turkey last year , Side Mare and I took about £300 worth of Turkish Lira and £200 UK pounds cash[for backup]. No ,problems ,they take lira ,pounds or euro's . I would take currency and leave your credit card in your purse for backup .I still took a credit card , just in case ,but never used it . We were only there for 7 days .
#17
if you go to money saving expert.com you will see some changes regarding using credit and debit cards while on holidays abroad. abbey etc have now stopped charging fees.

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