Yesterday we were passing through the historical center of Alghero, the “Catalan” city in the northwest of the island of Sardinia (Italy), and we stopped for a while to have a drink in a beautiful spot in front of one of its medieval towers .
It was time to pay, it was €8.80 and, as I received a report from a friend about difficulties in paying Argentina credit card Being abroad, I wanted to do the test. I tried to pay with BBVA Bank Mastercard and Transaction was declinedThen I tried to get visa from Santander Bank and The transaction was authorized without problems,
When I reached the accommodation, I checked the information on the BBVA card which did not approve the transaction and I saw that crossed all limits,
Of course, with that card I was paying for car rentals, accommodation, we bought an iPhone and other things on Amazon, in addition to the day-to-day expenses of traveling. Poor guy couldn’t stand it! I
Of course, just keep in mind that paying €10 of things means AR$1,360 on the official price and AR$2,380 with PAIS taxes and earnings/personal assets assumption (though they only calculate the official value for the limit). .
In short, if you’re going to travel, look at the possibility of Increasing your credit card limit some banks allow you to do this online: Request a temporary increase in the credit card limit. And if not, at least be aware of that limit and what you ate, so that it doesn’t happen to you like it did to me.