Do you wish to learn how to activate your ABSA credit card for international use? If yes, then this article will show you how it’s done. ABSA is one of the biggest banks in South Africa? It currently has over 9.8 millions customers. If you bank with Absa, you may wish to activate you debit or credit card for international use when travelling abroad. That will allow you to transact without having to worry for the duration of your visit. So, how do you do it?
How to use your ABSA debit card abroad
The following is how to activate your Absa card for international use;
- Log into your Absa online banking or into the Absa app.
- Choose the card that you would like to activate for international travel.
- Type the date when you wish to activate the card.
- Also enter the date when you wish the feature to be deactivated.
How long can I activate my Absa card for international use?
That’s how to activate your Absa card for international use. But how long can you activate your card to be used abroad.
According to Absa, cards only be activated to be used abroad for periods of no more than 60 days. Should your stay in a foreign country exceed this range, you will have to reactivate the card.
Do you need this feature?
Is this feature needed? The answer is, yes. It’s important to have access to your funds when travelling abroad. Otherwise you are going to have issues.
The good news is that if you have a MasterCard or Visa card, you won’t have any need to carry cash. You only need to carry along your card and you will be able to use it in most places.
Most shops out there accept Visa and MasterCard cards. The same applies for foreigners who are visiting South Africa. They can use their Visa and MasterCard cards at any outlet as long as international payments are activated.
You do need to make sure that you don’t exceed your spending limits, however. Currency conversions can be tricky, and you want to always be aware of how much you are spending each day.
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