Does anyone have any advice or tips on card use in the TRNC?
I’ll test this in a couple of weeks. TRNC are one of the places that ask which currency you wish to be debited in - Lira, Sterling, Euros etc. My gut feeling is to follow MoneySavingExpert’s advice and always opt for local currency. This means Monzo handles the exchange, not a random Turkish financial institution.
This is very true, I have not seen a comment on forums that would ever confirm that dynamic currency conversion was better than Monzo’s rate. I guess DCC can work if high street bank’s card fees are absolutely hideous, but that’s not Monzo.
We don’t have any decent reports on how Monzo works on Cyprus, so please let us know once you are back.
I’m in TRNC at moment.
Monzo worked ok :
*in Lemar supermarket
- ATM TC ziraat bank Asia
ATM universal bank - rejected card even before requesting PIN number - friend with another uk bank card took out cash no probs