Monzo in Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ [Discussion]

Yes it works fine

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Although I havenโ€™t been for just over a year, my Monzo worked perfectly well all over the place. The advantage was being able to instantly freeze it when I was pickpocketed. All of my cards and money were taken. Thankfully, they didnโ€™t get my phone and my son & daughter-in-law were able to lend me money whilst I was out there.

Carry your card separately to your phone! Also, donโ€™t take more cash out with you than you need to.

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Yes monzo work well in Ukraine. So well that I never bothered to open a local bank account. Card payment is basically as widespread as in the UK. For withdrawal, most banks take a cut, except Oschadbank, which thankfully is available in most places.

The only friction to report is for sending money to a Monobank pot, a system very popular there. Monzo blocks any transaction without way around.

Before visiting Ukraine did you need to inform Monzo so the card would work there?

You donโ€™t need to.