Tips on using your card abroad

When you are about to go on a holiday, you should check the geographical restrictions and security limits on your card. In addition, we recommend you download the mobile bank app to be able to check your account transactions if necessary. Read our tips on how to use your card, withdraw cash and handle your other payment needs abroad smoothly.

Make use of the credit facility of your card

Make use of the credit facility of your card

Get extra cover by paying your trip abroad with your credit card. Nordea Gold comes with comprehensive travel insurance for trips abroad and gives you access to an emergency cash service. Your credit card’s international travel insurance covers you against illness, accidents, lost or damage luggage, cancellations and more. It is valid on leisure trips when you have paid at least 75% of the total travel and accommodation costs with your Nordea Gold card’s credit facility.

International travel insurance is included in the following cards: Nordea Gold, Mastercard Premium, Nordea Platinum, Nordea Black and Finnair Plus Mastercard.

In addition to the insurance cover, we also recommend using the credit card in other situations. For instance, many hotels and car rentals require a credit card for bookings.  

Find out more about the insurance policies included in your card.

Make sure you have enough credit
Emergency cash service with Nordea Gold and Premium cards
Use and store your card correctly
Remember to check the geographical restrictions and security limits on your card
Take mobile bank with you abroad

What should I do if my card is stolen or something goes wrong?

  1. If your card is lost or stolen or its data gets copied, you can block your card temporarily or permanently in mobile bank or by calling +358 20 333.
  2. If your card has been misused, file a card complaint to get your lost money back.

Nordea Gold card comes with an extensive overseas travel insurance policy which is valid when you have paid at least 75% of the total travel and accommodation costs with your card’s credit facility.

If your card is not accepted

It is easy and secure to use a payment card abroad, but in some situations only cash is accepted. You should have enough cash to pay for a taxi from the airport to your hotel.

You can securely withdraw cash with your card also abroad. A good rule of thumb is to choose an ATM that is connected to a well-known bank. You can search for the closest ATM that is part of the Mastercard network with the ATM LocatorOpens new window.

Find out in advance about the international cash withdrawal prices. Check the “Prices” tab on your card’s web pages.