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Subject: Re: ATM Cards in Europe Date: 6/8/2013 12:04 AM
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Check here for info;
http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/money-travel-tips.htm

Call your ATM bank and Credit card companies ahead of time to let them know where you will be or they may block the transaction thinking it is fraud.

Find out what fees your bank charges; some of them charge both a few bucks per transaction plus a percentage of the transaction which really adds up.

Have a Pin that is exactly four digit and know the numbers since the keypad will likely not have the letters on it like US ATM. Some people remember their PIN by what is spells.

If your card does not work the ATM may be out of cash which seems to happen more overseas than in the US.

Take more than one ATM card from a different bank in case you have a problem. You can get a PIN for your credit cards if you do not already have one to get cash from an ATM in a bind, but you may get charged a cash advance fee in addition to the other fees.

ATM's are really common in cities, but in rural area they are less common and you cannot count on almost every grocery store having an ATM like in the US.
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