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Can I use my Contactless Card abroad?

Contactless and mobile payments are available at many points of sale in most countries around the globe, however the experience may differ slightly from the UK. For instance, different limits may apply or you may be asked to enter a PIN to validate higher value Contactless transactions.

In case Contactless payments are not yet enabled at a point of sale, you will still be able to use the Card as a standard Chip and PIN, chip and signature or swipe and signature.

Please note: All non-sterling transactions, whether for cash, goods or services, are subject to a non-sterling transaction fee of 2.99%. Cash transactions at ATM machines (in sterling or foreign currency) are also subject to a cash withdrawal fee of 3% or £3, whichever is higher.