Travel & International
Using your debit card abroad
Most debit card providers will charge a foreign purchase fee of up to 2.99%.
- Cards are widely accepted overseas, look out for the Visa and MasterCard logos. Exchange rates are set by Visa and MasterCard and can change every day.
- When you use your card abroad, you can sometimes pay in sterling rather than local currency. Paying this way is often more expensive than paying in the local currency as there could be a local charge.
- If your debit card is contactless, you can use it abroad like you can at home. Just look for the contactless symbol. Limits can vary when you’re in another country.
- Let us know that you're going away at least 24 hours before you leave and we'll do our best to make sure that none of your payments are blocked.
Let us know your travel plans
Card fees and charges
Ordering travel money
No matter your destination, chances are that we can help with your travel money. A visit to one of our branches or a quick call is all it takes.
If you're registered for Isle of Man Bank telephone banking, call us to place your order and you'll be able to collect your currency from the branch of your choice.
Our current commission rates for currency notes and currency travellers cheques is 0%.
Tips to protect your money when booking travel
Before you book travel, consider these tips to help prevent financial loss in the event that your travel booking can’t be fulfilled: