UW Rome Center

Credit & Debit Cards

Don’t end up with a blocked credit/debit card! Report your travel plans to your bank and credit card companies in advance of your travels, as cards are often blocked for security reasons following unusual account activity (e.g., purchases and cash withdrawals made outside the US). Also make sure that your card is on the Visa/MasterCard circuit and NOT the Cirrus/Maestro circuit, as some ATMs do not accept the latte