Debit card help please

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Debit card help please

Post by jamydodger » May 9th, 2012, 9:40 pm

Hi, Firstly what a great website :smile:
I am off to menorca on monday (14th may) i am getting my euros in the uk but get paid on the 15th and only have a silly visa debit card. It's a basic account so can only draw cash from Lloyds cash points :sad:
Although i am sure that there are shops that will except debit cards i was wondering if it would be possible to get cash back anywhere or could i go to an exchange in menorca and pay using my debit card, if any one could help me on this or even tel me where i may be able to do this i would be most grateful. I am staying nr ciutadella.
Gary

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Post by Slartibartfast » May 10th, 2012, 9:35 am

I use a visa debit quite often at ATM's without a problem. I would ask in your bank first and also ask what if any charges they'll make. Our bank has started to charge £1.50 per transaction so it pays to get the maximum out on each visit. Last week the Exchange rate from the Bank of March was on a par with exchange places in the UK.

To use credit or debit cards in Menorca you need to show photo identification, so take your passport with you.
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Post by jamydodger » May 10th, 2012, 1:19 pm

Thanks very much for the reply,
would you happen to know of an exchange where i can pay for euros with my debit card.
Gary

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Post by jamydodger » May 10th, 2012, 1:30 pm

I am also wondering if you know of an exchange in menorca where i can buy euros with my debit card.
Thanks
Gary

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Post by Slartibartfast » May 10th, 2012, 5:39 pm

Bank ATM's
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Post by jamydodger » May 10th, 2012, 5:58 pm

Unfortunately my card will only work at Lloyds ATM's :sad:

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Post by Slartibartfast » May 10th, 2012, 6:30 pm

You need to talk to your bank and ask if you can use it in Spain and if so which banks.
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Post by jamydodger » May 10th, 2012, 10:33 pm

I tried that, it's just a cash account, i guess i will have to just use the card where i can :grin:
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Post by JanSchofield » May 11th, 2012, 9:34 am

a couple of years ago we got one of those cards that you loaded all your money onto before you left and then just used it in the ATMs to withdraw cash. Not sure if they still do them or not.
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