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Can I use my debit card abroad?

Using a Ulster Bank VISA debit card is an easy and convenient way of paying for goods and services wherever you see the VISA logo.

You can also use your card worldwide to pay for goods and services and withdraw cash, just look out for the VISA logo shown on your card.

Your card is accepted at over 29 million retailers and 1 million cash machines worldwide. You also benefit from purchase protection when using your debit card to pay for goods and services. Charges apply for using your debit card abroad and for certain transactions in the UK.

If you intend to use your personal debit card abroad it is advisable to let us know. Registering your travel plans with us can reduce the likelihood of your debit card transactions being blocked. If you are signed up for Anytime Internet Banking, you can log on and register details of your trip yourself. Alternatively you can call Telephone Banking or pop into your local branch where our staff would be happy to help do this for you. Just make sure you let us know at least 24 hours in advance.

Find out more about charges when using a debit card abroad. (opens in a new window)

We always recommend you have other payment methods with you when you travel abroad. (eg other debit cards, credit cards or foreign currency).

Find out more helpful hints (opens in a new window) for when you're spending abroad.