Firstly I am sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere. I had a fairly extensive look but most topics seem to be country specific.
I was traveling across south east Asia for 4 months last year and found using my HSBC bank card fairly easy but the transaction fees ended up being over £200 for the durartion of my trip!
A few friends have Monzo accounts for sole use in the UK and speak very highly of them. However I will be traveling across Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nicaragua, Philippines and Australia over the next 18 months and would like something a bit easier to use and not so many fees to have to factor in.
So my main question is would people recommend this as a good “traveling” card so to speak? The main issue I have is the constant changing of currencies between the South American countries which has put me off taking x amount of cash in that countries currency only to not use it, or worse still, need more and have to pay the high HSBC fees!
Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if there are other threads on the forum I have missed.
Many thanks guys