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Amex Gift Card use in Europe. What am I missing?

Amex Gift Card use in Europe. What am I missing?

Jul 3rd, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Reading postings, whethet one can get an ATM card or not differs from bank to bank in the US. There are postings who claim that one can get an ATM card for a checkings acct. Like scatcat mentioned, as soon as cards started carrying visa /mc logo, all my banks stopped issuing ATM card if I have a checkings acct. Sure, I can get an ATM card if I use only a savings acct, but such arrangement never worked for me in Europe. Some claim an ATM card linked only to a savings acct works at European ATMs.
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Jul 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
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I've used my ATM only card in banks all over France, Germany, Italy, England, Scotland, Norther Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The only problem I ever had was in the limits. Even though my bank increased the daily limits, banks (particularly in France and Italy) set daily limits which are often not high enough to pay things like apartment rentals, which many want in cash. So solve this, my hub and I have different numbers on our cards, with different pins, but both going to the same account.
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Jul 3rd, 2012, 05:06 PM
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"banks (particularly in France and Italy) set daily limits which are often not high enough to pay things like apartment rentals,

Actually -- those banks don't set a 'daily limit', they have a 'per transaction limit'. You can do multiple withdrawals the same day (even from the same machine) up to the daily limit set by your own bank. It is just that each transaction has a € limit.
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