Debit card in Canada
PaddingtonBearRules · 15/06/2022 08:18
I'm going to Vancouver next month and don't want to have too much cash with me. Can I use my debit card (Lloyds Bank) like I do in the UK or would it be better/cheaper to use a credit card?
I've always used cash abroad in the past but times have changed!
Onthegrid · 15/06/2022 18:36
I'd do one of 3 things
- Get a Clarity Credit Card from Halifax, one of the top recommended for travel purchases
- Get an overseas cash card like Caxton, you load it before you go then use it as a debit card.
- Check the charges on your Lloyds account to see how bad they are, I think it is on the MSE bad list
APMom6 · 16/06/2022 17:58
I’m going to Calgary and will use my debit card as normal but will also have dollars on my Revolut card.
BarbaraofSeville · 17/06/2022 06:04
Look at the MSE link and get a Starling card. I think Chase currently has a waiting list as people want the savings account and Caxton does have some charges or possibly a worse exchange rate.
Starling is quick and easy to open as a second current account and offers the best possible exchange rate with no charges.
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