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How to access money while in Ukraine
« on: June 14, 2017, 10:49:13 AM »
I'm going to be in Ukraine for the next couple months. What is the best way to maintain access to your US money while you are traveling? 

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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 11:01:18 AM »
I’m trialling Transferwise Borderless at the moment, not sure if that helps or works in UA....
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 02:10:52 PM »
I would use a larger American bank such as Bank of America. Use there debit and credit card service and pay most things on the card of your choice.

Monitor your account on line and inform your bank of your travel plans.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 03:50:07 PM »
I just use my debit card, or charge card.

YOU MUST LET YOUR BANK KNOW you will be there. You will need a pin number to type in for most credit card transactions over there.

Visa, or MasterCard are both accepted almost everywhere.

I just pull out Grivna every two weeks or so.

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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 03:51:51 PM »
I'm going to be in Ukraine for the next couple months. What is the best way to maintain access to your US money while you are traveling?

When I go, I bring a few (like 3) credit cards with me, and am sure to leave at least one in the hotel safe along with my back up ID (Passport card) if not my passport itself.  Most places will accept CCs

I also carry cash, again leaving what I don't need for the day in the hotel safe. 

For bank access, I keep accounts at a couple of different banks in the USA.  So at my "secondary" bank, I keep enough $ that I might need while traveling, and bring that bankcard and leave the other one at home.  I also do not generally log on to my bank accounts while in Ukr, just in case.  Since I use a secondary account, even if somehow something went wrong and I got hacked, I would only lose what was in that account, and not the one that my paycheck goes to.

So far, zero problems.

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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 03:53:50 PM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 10:04:14 PM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 03:18:30 AM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 03:44:56 AM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?

Chip and PIN only just ISTR and contactless and HVC hardly at all.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 03:52:37 AM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?

Chip and PIN only just ISTR and contactless and HVC hardly at all.

SIM cards were only introduced in North America about three years ago and some banks still do not provide a SIM card. One can thank Target for this development.

North American banks fought hard against the chip policy.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 03:56:00 AM »
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 03:56:03 AM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?

Chip and PIN only just ISTR and contactless and HVC hardly at all.

SIM cards were only introduced in North America about three years ago and some banks still do not provide a SIM card. One can thank Target for this development.

North American banks fought hard against the chip policy.

Is Apple Pay etc in used in NA much? I use it lots in UK, not here in Ireland though, everything like that is extra cost...
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 04:12:52 AM »
Get a prepaid debit card with low cash withdrawal charges and online access that you can top up from your main account as and when required.

For the Dude, many of the prepaid debit cards offered in North America will not work abroad.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?

Chip and PIN only just ISTR and contactless and HVC hardly at all.

SIM cards were only introduced in North America about three years ago and some banks still do not provide a SIM card. One can thank Target for this development.

North American banks fought hard against the chip policy.

Is Apple Pay etc in used in NA much? I use it lots in UK, not here in Ireland though, everything like that is extra cost...

It is gaining ground in the States, I have yet to see this service available in Ukraine.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 06:21:31 AM »
https://www.caxtonfx.com

Interesting, you can it seems only buy in £ and can not spend in ₴ not much assistance to some one who is denominated in $.
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