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Q: 2017/18 Carabao Cup Spurs (a)
a. It's Wembley we have a decent record on the hallowed turf a& all we need is another Maiga, win
16%
  
b. There's no draws in this comp so what chance do we have, lose
27%
  
c. Forget the game, we'll always be a laughing stock while those idiots in the Boardroom still own the Club, SELL SELL SELL
46%
  
d. How great is this another game live on the box, so it's back down the Pub full kit on and roaring the boys onto another win, cut me and I bleed claret & blue
11%
  



JAC 10:21 Fri May 19
Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Im fed up of being ripped off by my bank (LLoyda and HSBC) when using my debit card abroad and was hoping that some of you kind people out there can recommend a card to use for mainly paying for meals and the occasional ATM withdrawal and dont rip you off with high charges in the process.

I did Google but all a bit of a minefield.

Thanks in advance.

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Britannia Pub 11:51 Sat May 20
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
I have done a reasonable amount of travelling over the last few years and have used a Caxton FX MasterCard. You basically charge it up via your smart phone and use it like a debit card.

The conversion rates are okay (Euros are 1.1366 vs an interbank rate of 1.1620 today) and there are no charges for anything unless you use it to withdraw GBP from an atm in the UK.

You can also use it (via the laptop) to do cross currency if required. For instance if you go to the US and end up having USD left in the card but need Euros for your next trip you can convert one for the other (no doubt you okay the spread).

Most currencies you need are immediately available. I have used it for USD, euros, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Russian and Turkish without any problem. Only drawn cash in euros and usd
And never had any charges.

Mike Oxsaw 6:47 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Chigwell 5:59 Fri May 19

The charges come in parts - those from your bank and those from the local bank - it seems to be the norm for an ATM to charge about 4.00 for withdrawals anywhere in the world except when they belong to your own bank.

di_kezio 6:29 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
I signed up for a Halifax Clarity Card to use abroad. No fee to use anywhere in the world. No charges for using at an ATM. Was recommended on moneysavingexpert.com, along with the Post Office card. Now use every time I travel for cash and payments, and just make sure I pay it off in full.

Chigwell 5:59 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
The Post Office credit card has no charges for use abroad (anywhere - not just in Europe). Nationwide promise the same on their debit card if you have their premium account, which also gives travel and breakdown insurance, but in NZ at least half the banks were charging to use it when I was there in March.

Northern Sold 5:55 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
You've never been over North of the River ... she is safe as houses from your sweaty Millwall palms

Eerie Descent 4:54 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
I care where she works.

I love her big funbags, she loves a bit of Millwall.

Everyone wins.

Northern Sold 3:32 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Don't lie... you do... you worry where my wife works and whether she gets free travel insurance or not... admit it... it will make a man out of you

JustAFatKevinDavies 3:15 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
no one cares soldo you sack of hippo fannys

Northern Sold 3:06 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Mrs N/Sold works for RBS so she gets that advantage gold account for free... so we get all the travel insurance for free

WHUDeano 3:00 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Nationwide are by far the best bank if you can get the FlexPlus account. It's £10 per month, but if you keep enough in your account you earn back £6 in interest - it includes travel insurance, breakdown cover, contents insurance, plus a few other things and most importantly: free withdrawals abroad. It's saved me an absolute fortune over the past year. Their Select credit card is also free to use abroad and gives a fantastic exchange rate, plus a years interest free too.

Brucies_Star_Prize 2:50 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Monzo Bank by Monzo Bank Limited
https://appsto.re/gb/dn-T-.i

Brucies_Star_Prize 2:49 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Monzo Bank by Monzo Bank Limited
https://appsto.re/gb/dn-T-.i

Mike Oxsaw 2:06 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
I've got a WeSwap card - the rates and ease of use are bug plusses but, paradoxically. I've not been working in any of the countries on their currency exchange list, so not had a (proper) chance to use it.

ChesterRd 1:37 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Metro bank debit card is free to use in Europe. The credit card is free as well but you need to hold a current account

FABIO 1:06 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Revolut - It messages you when a transaction is made - you pre load it and then just use it like a debit card.I set one up for my daughter to go to NY last year and was getting messages, at 2- 3 in the morning, informing me of the "shopping spree" she was on!!!

On The Ball 12:26 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Whatever the underlying card earns. Can't remember what I've got mine attached to at the moment.

Northern Sold 12:24 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
How many do you get OTB... 1 air mile per £10,000 spent??

On The Ball 12:08 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Supercard does that (the Post Office one) but you also earn airmiles. Not sure what can beat that?

Northern Sold 12:02 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Halifax.. Draw out at mastercard rates... as long as you pay it off that night no interest and no fees... not sure what can beat that for hard currency??

Postoffice... no transaction fee and you get the mastercard rate... not sure what can beat that for over seas transactions??

joe royal 11:57 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Another vote for Halifax . It's even free to withdraw cash as well.

BRANDED 11:49 Fri May 19
Re: Best credit/debit card to use in Europe?
Revolut even

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