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Any good canadian credit card to take ?

Mississauga, Ontario
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Any good canadian credit card to take ?

Since everybody says you cant use your CC if it's linked to a US bank, I wonder what other major CC's are ok for CUba.

I got a couple MBNA Mastercards, a CIBC Visa and a PC Mastercard.

Out of these, is any one better /easier to use while there ? Reason I'm asking is because I dont really know if they're somehow linked to a bank the might have roots in the USA.

This is be just for emergency use, as we're taking some cash to exchange there.

Thanks.

Ontario, Canada
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1. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

CIBC Visa will work....

Niagara-on-the-Lake...
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2. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

All three cards that you mentioned will work. I used only my Visa in Cuba and it worked fine.

Middle Sackville...
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3. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

We just returned from PCV and one person in our group was not able to use their CIBC Visa. I read somewhere a few months ago that the corporate CIBC Visa cards were taken over by an American bank - don't know if this has any bearing on it or not.

Montreal, Canada
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4. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

the MNBA mastercard will not work

Dartmouth, Canada
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We used our PC Mastercard, no problem, last year!

Bathurst New...
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6. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

We were also wondering this...as we only have an American Express..(for Costo purshases) and PC MAstercard....Hoping PC is still accepted, where CIBC is the mother branch!!

New Brunswick...
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7. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

PC Mastercard works fine! MBNA will not work.

Brantford
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Interesting about CIBC......

I've always got our travel health insurance from them, but as of last January, they were no longer offering it for Cuba.

I suspect the two issues are related.

British Columbia
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9. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

Our MBNA would not work, we used our Royal Bank Visa.

Kirkland Lake
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10. Re: Any good canadian credit card to take ?

MBNA says right on their statements that in will not work in CUba among other countries. TD Canada Trust (obviously..lol) will work too. Easy enough to call your card company and verify.