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ATM Fees.UK Cards Spain

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Hi folks. Old topic I know! Arrived in Valencia last night. Not been here for few months. Seems to be a few banks that have increased ATM fees for UK cards. Deutsche Bank still feeless (Monzo card) and apparently rate is good though I have to check this. Showing 1.15 on app. €7 is becoming the norm.
 
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Hi folks. Old topic I know! Arrived in Valencia last night. Not been here for few months. Seems to be a few banks that have increased ATM fees for UK cards. Deutsche Bank still feeless (Monzo card) and apparently rate is good though I have to check this. Showing 1.15 on app. €7 is becoming the norm.
In Santiago, the Santander hole in the wall wanted 7 euro's transaction charge on a Starling card. However, Abanka ?? (the local bank I think) wanted a more realistic 1.8 euros. It pays to try a few if you are not in a rush.
 
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I take it you know that if you have a Santander bank account you can withdraw cash using your debit card from a Santander ATM abroad for free and you will get a good exchange rate too.
 

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My point is that if you are a UK cardholder DB is a good option to use as a ATM. Was that not clear!
Having never, in my nearly 60 years of visiting Spain, have I ever seen a branch of Deutsche Bank so I can understand @biarritzdon 's bemusement.
Apparently there are some branches dotted around the peninsular - probably not enough for most here to get excited about but thank you for pointing it out.

Deutsche Bank Branches in Spain
 
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Having never, in my nearly 60 years of visiting Spain, have I ever seen a branch of Deutsche Bank so I can understand @biarritzdon 's bemusement.
Apparently there are some branches dotted around the peninsular - probably not enough for most here to get excited about but thank you for pointing it out.

Deutsche Bank Branches in Spain
Wel I googled DB this morning and there was one within a mile so you need to widen your horizons!
 
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Abanca all the way if you find them. Always select EUR for the currency too, as that question often gets people flustered.
Thank you. I wasn’t intending to start a big debate or attract any abuse (albeit inevitable on here)., just a quick bit of help to UK cardholders that I could have used 30 hours ago! to save data and walking about!
 

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My BNP/Paribas card treats me like a homey at every ATM I have ever used in Spain.
 
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Hi folks. Old topic I know! Arrived in Valencia last night. Not been here for few months. Seems to be a few banks that have increased ATM fees for UK cards. Deutsche Bank still feeless (Monzo card) and apparently rate is good though I have to check this. Showing 1.15 on app. €7 is becoming the norm.
I thought the ATM fees were outrageous!!
 

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My “Amex Black” entitles me to everything I’m entitled to. “Free” banking just means someone else is paying for those bonuses: or you’re paying for them on a different transaction.
Too true. Someone always pays somewhere.
 

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Hi folks. Old topic I know! Arrived in Valencia last night. Not been here for few months. Seems to be a few banks that have increased ATM fees for UK cards. Deutsche Bank still feeless (Monzo card) and apparently rate is good though I have to check this. Showing 1.15 on app. €7 is becoming the norm.
Hi @TravellingMan2022 . Thanks for starting this thread. I appreciate the warnings and information about ATM fees from you and the other posts. When €7 might get you a night in an albergue or a meal, that is a lot on money to spend on an ATM fee. All incredibly useful as I plan for my September Camino.
 
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Hi @TravellingMan2022 . Thanks for starting this thread. I appreciate the warnings and information about ATM fees from you and the other posts. When €7 might get you a night in an albergue or a meal, that is a lot on money to spend on an ATM fee. All incredibly useful as I plan for my September Camino.
Thank you @Rita Flower . Appreciate you taking the time to post. Yes all saves a bit of time getting up to the moment info. Fees seem to be bouncing around at mo! I’m here for a couples of months so if anything changes will advise!
 
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Apparently credit card 118 118 Money (https://www.118118money.com/credit-cards) offers no fees on spending or ATM withdrawals overseas & no interest on cash withdrawals if paid IN FULL. Otherwise 34% rep APR if not paid in full. Check out their website
 

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