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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
I’m trialling Transferwise Borderless at the moment, not sure if that helps or works in UA....

It does work with Ukrainian Gryvna
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 08:15:29 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.

..... One can thank Target for this development.


To be more precise one can thank the cyber criminals who hit Target and the weakness of the previous system. If it wasn't Target they would have hit someone else.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2017, 08:22:06 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 $.

You can load in major currencies and withdraw in Ukrainian blabs without an international charge.

I used it again recently in Slovakia, South Africa, Belarus, Czech, Spain. You can pay contactless for a coffee in the host currency, at the daily exchange rate and not rack up international charges. It's plenty assistance for the far flung traveller.


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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2017, 10:50:13 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.

..... One can thank Target for this development.


To be more precise one can thank the cyber criminals who hit Target and the weakness of the previous system. If it wasn't Target they would have hit someone else.

One can wonder why the same sort of hits on a scale such as Target, have never on a scale such as Target happened on Continental Europe. Perhaps just perhaps the banks and merchants made certain there were no weaknesses in the first place in Europe. And the American banks in the interest of saving money decided to let the consumer take the risk and hit yet again.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2017, 10:53:40 AM »
US banks are very lax, working at one now, no checks, no credit references, nothing. For a UK bank miss a credit card repayment and that’s it, black list, not allowed on site.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2017, 12:13:38 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.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?

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

..... One can thank Target for this development.


To be more precise one can thank the cyber criminals who hit Target and the weakness of the previous system. If it wasn't Target they would have hit someone else.

One can wonder why the same sort of hits on a scale such as Target, have never on a scale such as Target happened on Continental Europe. Perhaps just perhaps the banks and merchants made certain there were no weaknesses in the first place in Europe. And the American banks in the interest of saving money decided to let the consumer take the risk and hit yet again.

Yes, clearly a card with a chip is superior to what we had in the USA. Large banks in the USA were dragging their feet and behind European technology for about a decade.

What I was saying is that if the cyber crooks had not hit Target they might have hit Walmart or someone else.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 01:59:40 PM »
I tried to sign up for a Caxton card. Looks like you need a UK postcode.

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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 05:05:51 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.
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.

Banks should love it because it shows possession of the card at the time of the transaction.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2017, 08:00:54 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.

I think the pre-paid debit card I have from Chase works.

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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2017, 12:28:48 AM »


You can load in major currencies and withdraw in Ukrainian blabs without an international charge.





I ordered a Euro Caxton in March '15 and have used it for the places where it IS compatible ( works with 15 currencies)

If you use it to withdraw Roubles or Hryvnia, you've paid to convert from GBP- EUR and then EUR to the local currency - I worked out it's  cheaper - if using GBP to use a GBP pre-paid card and withdraw the local currency - if NOT in a country covered by Caxton's currency card






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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2017, 12:34:15 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.
Really?
You yanks surely are behind with the times?
Behind on Internet consumer subscriptions (really, data limits? wow!) behind on bank services... if they keep going like that, they will soon be obsolete in the modern digital world.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
Be fair, they're almost caught up with the civilised world in terms of mobile communications and computing.

But yes, banking and finance, at the consumer level, at least, not so much.
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Re: How to access money while in Ukraine
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 03:37:55 PM »
Chip and Pin advertising campaign 2006 and how it all went wrong....

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