Credit or Debit

Before you leave the U.S., you should definitely let your bank know that you’re leaving the country. Once your bank is aware of your travel plans, they will put a note on your account; this prevents problems with identity theft, and ensures that you can use your card while abroad.

Other Debit & Credit Card Tips:

  • Find out the international fee for your bank; for most banks there’s an additional 3% international fee added to every debit and credit card purchase
  • Ask your bank for their international customer service number
  • Check to see if your bank has an international branch to avoid extra fees

Here are some helpful sites to give you more information about international banking:

By: Colin Evans

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