Hey, im going abroad to study for a while, and i was wondering if anyone here has a natwest current account. I think its just their normal account but you happen to get free withdrawals abroad. I was just wondering if anyone has this and what they think of it? i heard a rumour they were maybe going to stop doing the free withdrawals bit. Thanks!
EDIT: I just realised it was nationwide not natwest! what an idiot!
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Does anyone have the Natwest account that allows you free withdrawals abroad? watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-07-2009 14:56
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- 28-07-2009 15:33
Nationwide Flexaccount? They don't charge any commission or fees for using the card, but in certain countries (mostly non-EU ones I think) they will pass on the Visa handling fee which seems to be 0.84%. It's all detailed here http://nationwide.co.uk/current_acco...ansactions.htm.
I've used my card (visa debit) for withdrawing and making payments in Ireland and France (neither had the Visa handling fee) and I found it a lot easier than having to change a load of money before I went. Obviously you're going to get fluctuating exchange rates and this could work for or against you. I'm planning on using my card in Canada this year as well (where the visa fee is charged) to save me having to carry around >£500 in cash.
- 28-07-2009 16:28
I have the nationwide flexaccount, it's good. As la banane said, they've recently stopped it being totally free in some countries, but a 0.84% charge is still better than other accounts and changing over the counter.
Plus it's great to see how jealous the australians and americans are.
- 28-07-2009 21:22
i have it. i use it to buy things from america on the interweb. very good.
- 28-07-2009 21:57
If you get the basic cash card from Nationwide with Sirrus you should be able to use it completely free without the VISA charge you now have to pay on the VISA debit card.