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Planning a trip in the UK or overseas? Whether you are planning on touring in Europe or the UK use this section to ask about places to visit, stay and general advice.
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Post by Mr Fro » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm

raesewell wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
I never offer advice unless I know it to be true and verified from official sources :thumb:
You don't half spout some crap though! :lol:

Halifax do a zero charge card for using abroad (I think it's called Clarity).



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Post by raesewell » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:53 pm

Didn't I say that?

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Post by Joeman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:06 pm

I use Revolut https://www.revolut.com/ card for all my international transactions, but it wont work at french petrol stations (pay at pump) and EasyJet wont accept it onboard the plane (but i can pay them in sterling).
I started using it here in the UK for daily spending too because the phone app is good for seeing your spending.
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Post by Pie man » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:08 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
raesewell wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
I never offer advice unless I know it to be true and verified from official sources :thumb:
You don't half spout some crap though! :lol:

Halifax do a zero charge card for using abroad (I think it's called Clarity).
Eyup, Keep up :mrgreen:

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Post by Pie man » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Joeman wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:06 pm
I use Revolut https://www.revolut.com/ card for all my international transactions, but it wont work at french petrol stations (pay at pump) and EasyJet wont accept it onboard the plane (but i can pay them in sterling).
I started using it here in the UK for daily spending too because the phone app is good for seeing your spending.
So I take it dont need to apply for a totally useless for touring Revolut card :thumb: :lol:

no doubt it has its uses :)

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Post by Mr Fro » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:11 pm

Pie man wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Mr Fro wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
raesewell wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
I never offer advice unless I know it to be true and verified from official sources :thumb:
You don't half spout some crap though! :lol:

Halifax do a zero charge card for using abroad (I think it's called Clarity).
Eyup, Keep up :mrgreen:
Ha! Oh yeah, well there you go, independent verification!

My other point is still valid...

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Post by Pie man » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 pm

However like I say "Not all one reads upon the internet has truth in it" ....William Shakespeare :scratch:

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Re: RDGA

Post by Joeman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 pm

Pie man wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Joeman wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:06 pm
I use Revolut https://www.revolut.com/ card for all my international transactions, but it wont work at french petrol stations (pay at pump) and EasyJet wont accept it onboard the plane (but i can pay them in sterling).
I started using it here in the UK for daily spending too because the phone app is good for seeing your spending.
So I take it dont need to apply for a totally useless for touring Revolut card :thumb: :lol:

no doubt it has its uses :)
If all you buy is petrol from prepaid pumps and food from easyJet, I'd hardly call that touring!!

Revolut gives you real bank accounts in multiple currencies so if you know you're going to a specific country and expect the exchange rates to move against you, you can load up your account in the local currency before the FX rates move.
Or you can just use it to spend close to the current interbank spot rate with zero fees and no massive spreads like most zero fee cards charge..
I loaded my EUR and DKK accounts up with cash a few months back before GBP dropped so when in Denmark or Euro zone I can spend at the exchange rate as it was a few months back instead of today. I was in Switzerland last month so moved money from one of my other accounts to my CHF account as the rate was better than from GBP to CHF. And I was in Portugal and Spain last week spending money from my Revolut EUR account and saved money using the exchange rate from a few months ago instead of the current pathetically low GBP/EUR exchange rate.
I also use my Revolut USD account for payments to US companies. Again making use of favourable exchange rates and zero fees.
Lots of other benefits too. Worth a look
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