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Nationwide debit card
05-10-2005, 06:38 PM
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Nationwide debit card

I opened a Nationwide Flexaccount just before I went to France in July, the card was accepted everywhere except for one small municipal campsite. We got a very good exchange rate and it was so convenient. I don't like racking up my credit card bill so the debit card a good option as long as you put enough money in to cover your needs I did take a credit card as back up.

I used it again last week in France and have just got my statement showing some of the transactions and it shows an exchange rate of 1.472 whereas the day before we went I bought some euros from the post office and only got them at 1.41

The difference between the two on a bill of 38.40euros was £27.23 at the 1.4 rate £26.08 with Nationwide debit card.

Just thought I would pass this on for those of you that are going to Dublin or to other places using the euro.
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05-10-2005, 06:43 PM
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Maz, we used this when we were in Majorca 4 years. Mr B does his ducking & diving with rates and monies to find out what is the best deal and he is constantly telling people about the Nationwide account. We bank with the Abbey but we do have a Nationwide account as that is where our rent money from the property that we let out goes into.

I might just put extra money in there for the Dublin trip though! Thanks for reminding me about it! :thumbsup:

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06-10-2005, 11:35 AM
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I have a Nationwide account that I use just for when I'm abroad.
Every time I have a bit of spare cash I put it in there, so that I always have a little pot of spending money.

I always just take a little bit of cash with me and get my money from an ATM as and when I need it.

Also....if you pay for any travel while your away with a Nationwide credit card you're insured in case anything goes wrong.
That was a big difference on your bill of 38.40E Maz!

Using Nationwide abroad can add up to a fair bit of money saved as opposed to using traveller cheques or change offices.

I also feel safer having my debit card rather than wads of cash or travellers cheques.

I caught a bit of a travel programme a while back and that said the best deal you got on holiday money was using a mixture of Nationwide debit and credit cards - can't remember which programme it was though....but that's what prompted me to open the account.
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06-10-2005, 03:49 PM
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I'm another one who uses the Nationwide card abroad - You can use them in cash machines in France - and they don't charge a fee!!

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09-10-2005, 09:57 AM
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ooops - I have just changed my bank account from Nationwide.:blink:

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