Using Credit Cards Abroad

There is a lot to organise when you’re planning to travel abroad, from flights and accommodation to making sure you can understand enough of the language of the country you’re visiting to get by.

Finances are an important aspect of any trip. You will need to think carefully about the safest and most effective ways to spend money abroad.

Once you have a plan in place for managing your finances while you’re away, you’ll be able to enjoy your holiday worry-free.

Using credit cards abroad

There are several advantages to using credit cards abroad. Your card is protected in case of theft or fraud, which means that if your card is lost or stolen, your provider can cancel your card straight away and issue you with a new one, which will be sent to your home address. This means that other people won’t be able to spend money on your card.

Credit cards are widely accepted in destinations across the world. aqua’s MasterCard can be used in over 36 million different places and 600, 000 cash points all over the globe. In addition, we provide a 24-hour customer service line on 0333 220 2691 or +44 113 244 8986 (from abroad) which you can call to cancel your card.

Understanding credit card charges abroad

Both the aqua reward credit card and the aqua advance credit card offer credit without charging extra fees on money you spend abroad.

Before you travel

In preparation for using your credit card abroad, you should notify your card provider of where you are going and the length of your stay. That way, they are less likely to see your activity abroad as unusual and block the card whilst you’re away.

Representative 35.9% APR variable on the aqua classic card.