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canadian debit card

25 May 2009 Explorer1126192 said

Hi!<BR><BR>Just wondering if anyone had any trouble using a Canadian debit card at the ATMs in Europe?? I'm with CIBC and they said it "should work" but I'd feel better hearing it from someone who used one!
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  • 25 May 2009 Curtis71 said


    As long as it is as a Plus Network card then you should have no problems.

    (Look for the PLUS logo on your card. Most ATMs in Europe use the Cirrus and/or the PLUS network.)

    Note to other Canadians: PC Financial Bank (owned by CIBC) also uses the PLUS network, but the logo is not on their debit cards for some reason.

  • 25 May 2009 AlbertaGirl20 said


    CIBC works great, just find an ATM with the plus symbol on it.

  • 9 Jun 2009 travelgal2525 said


    Since you’re canadian – I recommend looking into the CAA card. You have to be a CAA member, but the card is awesome. It works like a bank card – you load it up, pick a pin and then you can use it in any country without any hassles. I used it on my tour at a variety of different ATMs and never had a problem.

  • 11 Jun 2009 Leanne_in_Ontario said


    Is this the CAA card? CAA Card

  • 11 Jun 2009 travelgal2525 said


    I believe so – although at the time I don’t think that they were partnered with visa. Otherwise it looks to be the same card.

  • 21 Jun 2009 Asian.gem said


    i was thinking about getting the CAA visa card, but now you said that you have to be a CAA member, i have to think about it, since im not a caa member. are you sure that you have to be a caa memeber in order to get the card?

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