Good day everyone. I have a quick question. I am travelling from Barbados to England on Saturday, and my country has a very small limit on how much cash I can change to foreign currency. I have a VISA Debit card associated with my account and with to use it while in the UK. The problem is, this particular card is not the Chip and Pin type, but the old magnetic strip type. Can I use this in the UK? especially at ATM's? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Yes you should be fine to use it still. I believe ATMs just use the magnetic strip anyway, and as for paying for things, just mention you don't have chip and PIN and you'll sign for the goods/services when you come to use your card.
Visitors from the US have the same thing as most of their cards are not chip and PIN yet!
As for a withdrawal limit, I couldn't speculate I'm afraid, would be best to chat with your bank about how much you could take out!