Hi not sure if I’ve posted this on the right forum like I did a few weeks ago when I asked for information regarding using monzo in Europe.
I have just arrived in to south Portugal after a drive from Manchester through the newhaven-Dieppe , France , Spain , I loaded up my monzo current account before leaving Home.
I’ve used monzo for fuel in the uk, France, Spain and Portugal with no issues at all ️ Before I left I read on the forum that people had problems using monzo on the Spanish tolls but I thought I would have a go myself and I had a backup card just incase.
When you go through a toll in Spain monzo works God but it doesn’t show on you account for afew days but you CAN use it .Other than that we had a very comfortable journey with faith in monzo lol .
I have used the cash machine or in Spain and Portugal. I was asked if I wanted, the Bank € euro rate,or the monzo rate, I chose the monzo rate as the banks exchange rate was 1.0014 and the monzo exchange rate was 1.13 so I saw a massive difference especially when you are withdrawing more money. The reason I used the cash machine in Portugal was it kept getting declined in one of the local shop which I thought was weird as I had the money in my main account . The cash machine was next to the shop so it wasn’t a problem .
Going abit off the subject but In the last few weeks I tried to use my monzo card on the skybet app (don’t tell the Mrs) lol but it was never accepted , today I tried again however This time I was on skybet on safari not on the app as you can’t bet abroad for some reasons so I don’t know if skybet changed or monzo did ️or was it just because I used it on the website not the app (maybe I just got lucky haha.) .
I hope this page will help anyone who maybe travelling but thought I’d just put my story out there. If anyone has any questions ?? relating to using monzo in uk, France, Spain or Portugal give me a shout and I will try my best to help you.
if you want me to try out anywhere in these countries let me know before 2nd jan (when I go home) () and I will check it out. thanks and peace to all .