Using my Monzo card around the world


#1

Next year, I will be travelling around South America and have been trying to find what the best form of payment / cash withdrawal in each of the six countries I am visiting. Does Monzo work worldwide and can you provide info on way to get best FX rates etc? Thank you.


(Alex Sherwood) #2

Monzo is your best option, there’s no fees (even hidden fees, like the one’s your “no commission” services charge) for conversion of currencies or using ATMs. Foreign ATMs may charge you for withdrawing money, of course but that’s not a Monzo charge.

You check the MasterCard exchange rate here.

Take a look at this blog post for more tips

You could also try creating a ‘Monzo in country name’ topic, to ask for advice about using Monzo in the countries you’ll visit, from other Monzo users. Let us know how you got on when you get back :slight_smile:

The existing travel topics are listed here -


Monzo in Chile 🇨🇱
Foreign Currency
How are you using your card?
Monzo in Bangladesh 🇧🇩
Monzo: The First Truly Digital Bank [with Tom] - FinTech Insider podcast :radio:
Monzo appearing in Samsung's My Galaxy app
Current Account in other currencies
(Ben Green) #3

It’s definitely the best option with regards to exchange rates and international transaction fees.

Could you list the countries that you’re intending to visit?


#4

Countries visiting are:

Colombia
Bolivia
Peru
Panama
Argentina
Ecuador


(Alex Sherwood) #5

Ok here are your topics






(if advice for several countries had been posted in the same comment, it could have been missed by users, once this thread was split into dedicated posts for each country :thumbsup:)


#7

Thanks Alex for doing this!


(Ben Green) #8

Not all heros where capes :wink:


(Emily Cooper) #9

are there any European countries that are not monzo friendly? thanks


(Alex Sherwood) #10

Since that’s quite a broad question to answer, my advice would be to check the dedicated posts for each country before you travel to them, for detailed & up to date tips.