My bank (credit union) debit card will not work in Spain. I'm told they don't allow it because there's too much fraud. But it will work in Mexico, UK, all over the Carribean, so I'm a little peeved that I'm being inconvenienced. The last time I was in Barcelona, I just brought along cash and exchanged it at the airport for a ridiculous fee. I want to be smarter this time.
So my options are, get another bank account that has a debit card with low forex fees, get a prepaid debit card, use my current master card (5% fee, $10 minimum) for cash advances, or get another credit card with low forex fees for cash advances. I prefer to use ATMs and cash as much as possible.
I'm not leaving until the end of May, so I have some time to get things in order. Any suggestions?