Forbes Advice: Card declined on an Overseas Trip


In order to use your credit card abroad, you’ll need to contact your card provider. Sometimes, your card is declined if you do not inform them that you are planning to use it. This is a preventative measure to the credit card holder against unauthorised use or credit card detail fraud.

Forbes Marc Tobias highlights that many of the issues which come up when using your credit card abroad, can be avoided, or its negative consequences protected against, by taking advantage of a few services which can provide emergency support and assistance when you need it. Although the article is almost 2 years old, it is still relevant.

So I have decided to repost it.

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