I will be going to N.Ireland, England and Scotland in May. What is the best way to take money to that country? I have heard the 28-day card that used to be fee-free now has fees. Is it still the best card?
Check with your credit card provider on whether they are offering a card that has a combination chip and magnetic stripe. Many more are doing them now. That would give you a permanent card that you can use in both places.
As for getting money out of ATMs, they still take the US-style magnetic stripe debit cards, so you don't need to bring a lot of money in; you can use your regular bank card to get money while you are there. You will pay the ATM fee, but basically there's not a way to convert into another currency without paying some manner of fee. Either it's baked into a less-good exchange rate or you pay it as a separate fee. about 2 years ago