Chip in Credit/Debit card


#1

Is is necessary to get a credit/debit card that has the chip in it for europe and UK?

Will I get caught out if I don’t have one?

I always plan to have at least some $$ on me so I wont be using my card frequently


#2

Hi,

You can still use the strip style cards at shops in Europe & at cash machines. It would be worth while having a chat with your bank before you leave to let them know you’ll be using your card overseas & if they’d recommend upgrading to the newer chip cards.

Topdeck Team