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Monday, December 20, 2010

Solution For US Credit Cards Not Working In Europe

Credit cardsImage via WikipediaWe recently visited Germany and found it frustrating that many of our US issued credit cards wouldn't work.

What we ran into was the microchip and PIN technology that is standard in credit cards in Europe, but not in our American credit cards.

To the rescue for US travellers, Bound for Europe? New microchip card caters to Americans
"The new Cash Passport card can be bought in either euros or pounds from Travelex retail stores. They will also be sold online next year from the www.US.Travelex.com website, which also lists Travelex retail store locations."
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