🇧🇧 Monzo in Barbados

Going here at Christmas
Any one had any experience/comments as I believe most machines are still the old swipe ones!

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I wasn’t able to use Monzo card in ATM in barbados

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Any particular ATM brand or location?

Hmm i cant remember but it was a few - I believe this is because they use magstripe ATM withdrawal which either Monzo or Wirecard don’t support

Edit - link to existing topic confirming Monzo will not work with magstripe ATMs:

It was the same with my Revolut card - not sure which prepaid issuer that uses

Is it possible to use Monzo in the Caribbean. Specifically Barbados?


Why wouldn’t it be? It’s a mastercard…

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So I should have no issues using it in Barbados save?

It will be accepted anywhere that accepts MasterCard.

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Wonderful!! Thanks for clarifying :blush:

No worries. The only hiccups I’ve noticed with Monzo is certain self service petrol stations (known issue) and one i haven’t personally experienced but if a cashpoint does not accept chip and pin withdrawals but you will be prompted by the app to turn the feature on in your settings and try again.

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Is the strip issue at ATMs still a problem in Barbados? Going there next week.

Hi, did you have any issues with ATMs in Barbados?

I’m here. No problems at all. Bank and shops. Enjoy.

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Just returned from a trip to Barbados and saint Vincent…card worked perfectly…

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Cash Withdrawals at The Republic Bank are fee free.

Many Places accept card transactions but roadside vendors and small local shops/bars do not so cash is needed for those instances.

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Any exchange fees - did the machines allow you to pay local or US dollars?