Now you'll have to forgive me for asking, but it has been some 28 years since I visited Malta.
Are there ATM machines widely available in Malta where I could use my switch card to draw out local currency?
I have only come seen machines in Victoria and Marsalform in Gozo.
At a guess, I would say there are atleast 100 ATMs in Malta, so yes, widelty available !
I had to go to the bank yesterday so I thought I would enquire on your behalf as I don't have a switch card myself.
Yes, Switch cards can be used to withdraw Maltese currency at any ATM, but they cannot be used over the counter at banks or for purchases at shops etc. You will be charged a fee, sorry the clerk could not tell me the exact amount, so check with your U.K. bank. I am always charged the standard £1.50 per transaction when I use either my U.K. Mastercard, Lloyds Cashpoint or Abbeylink cards, so imagine it would be about the same, if this is of any help.
Positions of ATMs
click "Bank Locations"
click "BOV Network Map"
click "ATM Netwok"
Drawing cash is fine, I never like to pay for anything 'over the counter' when abroad with any sort of card.
The fee isn't an issue. I have had many holidays abroad where, unless you were organised with travellers cheques and the like, if you ran out of money, then that was it, you were skint for the duration!
The ATM was a godsend in places like mainland Spain and the Canaries, and having struggled on a couple of occasions in Spain in the past, I don't begrudge the bank their cut as compensation for my laziness.
Post a Reply
Please sign in or register an account to reply to this post.