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silly question re maestro card!

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silly question re maestro card!

Hi can someone tell me if I can use my maestro debit at all atms in nz? Thanks

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1. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Not a silly question....

The answer is YES, you definitely can.

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2. Re: silly question re maestro card!

No one uses cash in NZ. It's plastic everywhere!

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3. Re: silly question re maestro card!

We are planning on bringing travelers checks. will these be acceptable?

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4. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Hi BE, you can take your TCs to any bank to cash them in, as needed.

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5. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Make sure your travellers cheques are in New Zealand currency. If they are then you may find some retailers will take them also.

We do, but if they are in UK currency we won't as we don't have the ability to work out the conversion rates.

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6. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Actually - NZ Mike's comment is a bit misleading - most places accept credit & debit cards, so cash is not essential, but there are some notable exceptions - eg. opua to Russell car ferry you need to have cash, roadside fruit stalls etc....

Also, it can be cheaper for overseas tourists in terms of transaction fees to use a debit card to take out cash, rather than using credit card for everything.

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7. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Your maestro card will work fine in 98% of ATM's in new zealand and at retailers, although you may want to withdraw some cash for ferries/places without eftpos facility. for more information about currency and eftpos systems provided in the north island you can visit www.aboutnz.info

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8. Re: silly question re maestro card!

ATMs that take Maestro will normally have the maestro logo on the front of them somewhere. ANZ and National bank accept Maestro as the logo is on my National Bank credit card.

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9. Re: silly question re maestro card!

Instead of travellers cheques, get yourself a travellex card. That way you won't get the hassle of finding a bank that's open and which doesn't charge you an additional fee to exchange your TC.

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10. Re: silly question re maestro card!

thanks for everyones help

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