If you intend to use your personal debit or credit card abroad it is best that you let us know. Telling us in advance that youre travelling will notify our transaction monitoring systems you will be using your debit or credit card abroad. This will significantly reduce the likelihood of your transactions being blocked.
Using a natwest visa debit card is an easy and convenient way of paying for goods and services wherever you see the visa logo. You can also use your card worldwide to pay for goods and services and withdraw cash, just look out for the visa logo shown on your card. Your card is accepted at over 29 million retailers and 1 million cash machines.
The amounts you will be charged for using your debit card when you are travelling abroad are set out in our using your debit & credit cards abroad page (opens in a new window). They can be found under the heading paying in sterling abroad.
For debit card payments or cash withdrawal in a foreign currency, there will be a non-sterling transaction fee of 2. If you elect for the transaction to be converted into sterling at the point of sale or withdrawal, we will not charge a non-sterling transaction fee, however the transaction handler may charge you a separate fee.
When making a payment or withdrawing cash abroad, you might get the option to pay in that currency or pound sterling (). If you choose sterling, natwest wont be handling the currency conversion, so any estimate we provide using this tool wont be at our rate.
Can i use my natwest credit or debit card card abroad? Whether you have a visa debit, visa credit or mastercard from natwest, you should be able to use it abroad to make purchases or withdraw cash, just as you would at home. You can even keep on using contactless, as long as the retailer has the contactless symbol displayed.