Welcome to the Travel Forums

Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums

Credit Cards in europe

Do I need to update my america credit cards?
9 years ago, March 29th 2014 No: 1 Msg: #180250  
We are going to Paris, London and Brussels in July 2014, do I need the credit cards with the chip in them for these countries? I read that these kind can be copied by thieves. Reply to this

9 years ago, April 4th 2014 No: 2 Msg: #180370  
You can use credit cards without the chip in London, but ones with the chip are the most commonly used throughout Europe. Not many banks in the US issue cards with a chip anyway so you will have to search for that. We found that Bank of America credit cards are probably the easiest as they all have a chip. Just realized I assumed you were from the US but not sure Reply to this

9 years ago, April 4th 2014 No: 3 Msg: #180371  
B Posts: 37
In the uk chip and pin is the most common way of paying with your card, same across most of Europe. Probably worth getting one with a chip if you can. Reply to this

Tot: 0.019s; Tpl: 0.003s; cc: 5; qc: 10; dbt: 0.0076s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 956.4kb