American Credit Cards in Europe
Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by
I left the States in May on a six-month trip to Europe. I can work from anywhere so I`ve been enjoying my mobile office. I started in Lisbon and guess what? I fell in love with a Portuguese man and came here instead of going to Italy for the summer as originally planned.
My only problem is that I am unable to use my credit card. I
use my debit cards to draw cash from ATMs but have been
unable to use either my debit or credit cards in shops. This
is a problem, since as a business owner I need to use them
to track expenses.
Any suggestions on how to use my existing cards in shops or
get a European card that I can use here (and that offers the
same great zero % currency conversion rate that my Capitol
One card offers)? I spent a lot of time researching my C.O.
card and really like it...if I can get it to work!