Beware of holiday bank charges

When travelling outside the eurozone, beware the bank charges that may cripple credit, ATM or debit card accounts.

4th August, 2007

When travelling outside the eurozone, beware the bank charges that may cripple credit, ATM or debit card accounts.

Tourists’ wallets are not what they used to be. Drachmas depicting scenes from Greek mythology often spilled from them, as did Spanish pesetas featuring the face of Christopher Columbus, not forgetting the salmon and red deer of Irish coins.

But this all changed about five years ago. In January 2002, the euro was officially launched, bringing...

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