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Old 10-07-2007, 02:20 PM
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Default Can I use Maestro card in USA?

Hi, I am going to the states for the first time and wondered which of my AIB cards I could use there? And is it the same all over the states? I am going to California, Arizona, Nevada. Specifically the Visa card and the Laser Maestro Link card for access to current account interest me. TXS!!!
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

You should be able to and your bank should be able to clarify where you can use it. See other threads about accessing cash abroad. It's possible that preloading your credit card and withdrawing cash (not cash advances) could be cheaper than Mastro but there may be other issues to consider.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

The last time I was getting a new laser card the bank told me that once it has Maestro on the card it is usable all over the world. That's according to AIB.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

Just back from the states, and my Laser card worked in most shops.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

Also be very careful if any retailer offers to bill you in Euro...on the surface it's easy to think "happy days, much easier to know what I'm spending." In reality the retailer gives you an exchange rate of their choosing which is generally very uncompetitive!
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

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Just back from the states, and my Laser card worked in most shops.
Definitely not your Laser card since Laser is specific to Ireland - must have something else on the card like Maestro/Plus+/Cirrus...
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Can I use my Laser card in other euro-zone countries?

A. No. Laser can only be used in the Republic of Ireland.
However, some banks and building societies that issue Laser Cards include other payment facilities on their Laser Card which allow the customer to use the card in ATMs and retail outlets abroad. Contact your bank or building society for more details.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Can I use Maestro card in USA?

I used my AIB laser card in a (shoe) shop in Sweden last month. No problem at all.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:28 PM
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I used my AIB laser card in a (shoe) shop in Sweden last month. No problem at all.
Probably because it's a Maestro or Cirrus card as well. Laser on its own will certainly not work.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:57 PM
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Probably because it's a Maestro or Cirrus card as well. Laser on its own will certainly not work.
Yeah - as I said above...
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