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    HSBC using the card abroad

    Next time you're travelling, make sure you take your HSBC Bank Debit Card with you.
    Pay for goods and services just as you would in the UK where you see the symbol shown on your card
    You'll also have access to local currency at cash machines worldwide which display the symbol on your card*
    Before you travel, please tell us you will be using your cards abroad using Internet Banking and ensure we hold your up to date contact details, including a mobile telephone number if available.

    How do I do the above? "tell us you will be using your cards abroad using Internet Banking"

    I don't see the option?

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    Go into "My Accounts" and the relevant account, then on the left hand side of the window is a menu - one of which is "going abroad" :-)

    edit: there is then a "My Travel Plans" button

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    aardvarking;8969800

    Go into "My Accounts" and the relevant account, then on the left hand … Go into "My Accounts" and the relevant account, then on the left hand side of the window is a menu - one of which is "going abroad" :-)edit: there is then a "My Travel Plans" button



    I never actually thought of clicking on the relevant account!

    Thanks mate repped!!
    Really grateful

    Met-Cast;8969822

    I never actually thought of clicking on the relevant account!Thanks mate … I never actually thought of clicking on the relevant account!Thanks mate repped!!Really grateful



    HTH - you've inadvertantly told me I need to set this up for Dubai later in the year! Cheers :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    aardvarking;8969830

    HTH - you've inadvertantly told me I need to set this up for Dubai later … HTH - you've inadvertantly told me I need to set this up for Dubai later in the year! Cheers :thumbsup:



    Well i'm going tomorrow so it's a bit last minute! :p.

    Do you know if they charge to withdraw?

    Met-Cast;8969842

    Well i'm going tomorrow so it's a bit last minute! :p.Do you know if they … Well i'm going tomorrow so it's a bit last minute! :p.Do you know if they charge to withdraw?



    I've never set this up before but having used my card previously in Sweden and Berlin - yes they do! :x

    Whether it's them or the local bank though - not sure I'm afraid

    Original Poster

    aardvarking;8969855

    I've never set this up before but having used my card previously in … I've never set this up before but having used my card previously in Sweden and Berlin - yes they do! :xWhether it's them or the local bank though - not sure I'm afraid



    Is that debit? What about just generally paying for things?

    Paying for things...no never been charged, neither with the old Maestro nor the newer VISA card.
    And yes the HSBC basic debit card

    make sure you do this or your card will be blocked if you use it abroad without telling them, that's what happened to me last year

    I travel frequently and am with hsbc. you need to do it online at least 24 hours beforehand. You can do it over the phone minutes before you depart too. Generally if you forget to do to this hsbc will allow one withdrawal overseas before blocking the card. If they do block your card, depending on the atm network of the country, it may just say "pin incorrect" when infact it is hsbc blocking the transaction. Also they seldom ever call you if there are problems

    is this a new thing HSBC are doing as I use mine in France without notifying them & never had my pin/card blocked :thinking:

    From the HSBC Site;

    " **General: Any foreign currency debit card payments (including cash withdrawals) are converted to Sterling by VISA or MasterCard (as appropriate) using wholesale market rates applying on the day the conversion is made. These transactions are subject to our foreign exchange charge of 2.75%. We will deduct the payment from your account once we receive details of the payment from the card scheme, at the latest the next working day. Details of the current wholesale market rates can be obtained by calling us on the usual telephone numbers. .

    Cash Machines: There is an ATM transaction fee currently 2% (minimum £1.75, maximum £5.00) for withdrawing cash at cash machines overseas. We will deduct the amount of the transaction fee from your account once we receive details of the payment from the card scheme, at the latest the next working day. Some cash machine operators may apply a direct charge for withdrawals from their cash machines and this will be advised on screen at the time of withdrawal. "


    You would be far better off getting a Nationwide Debit Card.

    I have visa debit UK HSBC I traveled to India but I cannot withdraw money out from ATM here, so what should I do?

    amith

    I have visa debit UK HSBC I traveled to India but I cannot withdraw money … I have visa debit UK HSBC I traveled to India but I cannot withdraw money out from ATM here, so what should I do?



    Do you have access to online / telephone banking? Can you transfer money to another account?

    I'm in the usa and have run out of money - can I use my debit card to pay for things and how much will I be charged? Is it cheaper to draw money out of a cash machine?
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