Q: Which credit card I should send with my two college-age kids, who are going to travel in Europe this summer?
If you want your kids to have the maximum flexibility on their trip, you may have to talk an account representative into letting you sign up for one of these still-rare chip-and-PIN credit cards designed for traveling executives.
However, if you know your kids will stick to mostly cities and well-traveled tourist areas, they could get away with some of the most popular magnetic strip credit cards for leisure travelers.
Another option is to purchase a prepaid debit card from Travelex that includes ATM access and a European chip. The exchange rate might not be as nice as that of a true credit card, but you'll have peace of mind knowing that the card should work fine throughout Europe and that its pre-loaded funds can be replaced if your kids lose the card.
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