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Using your card abroad

Making travel easy and convenient

Need flexibility when managing your holiday money?

We want to help make things easy and convenient for you when travelling abroad. Take your HSBC cards with you and use your card in the same way you do at home, and with the same security you'd expect from your bank too.

Using your HSBC cards abroad:

  • Purchases*

    Whether you're shopping or at a restaurant, enjoy the convenience of using your cards anywhere that displays the Visa/Mastercard logo on your card.

  • ATM cash withdrawals*

    You can use your cards at cash machines abroad whenever you need extra local currency.

  • Safe and secure

    Enjoy the security of using a card from your bank who you know and trust. Your cards will be protected in the same way as they would be in the UK.

  • Track your spending

    When using your cards abroad you can easily keep track of your spending in the same way you do at home by logging into online or mobile banking.


*Fees apply, please see FAQs for full details.

Tell us you're travelling

We automatically monitor accounts for unusual transactions. By letting us know you're travelling abroad, we can update our records and it will reduce the chance of us declining a transaction whilst you're overseas.

How to let us know

Log on to online banking and select 'Travel notification' under the 'My banking' section of the top menu to create a travel plan.

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