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Old 4th January 2019, 01:27 AM
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I'll bet this might affect a few of us, our debit/credit cards falling apart, mine lasted two years.

The humidity and heat split the cards the plastic unravels and the cashier at times sure are careless with our cards and due to slow internet connections they have to constantly swipe the card which wears it out even faster, it's a process now to get my credit/debit cards from the states.

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I'll bet this might affect a few of us, our debit/credit cards falling apart, mine lasted two years.

The humidity and heat split the cards the plastic unravels and the cashier at times sure are careless with our cards and due to slow internet connections they have to constantly swipe the card which wears it out even faster, it's a process now to get my credit/debit cards from the states.
This is one of the main reasons we opted to use only a bank here in the Philippines. If one has to send to a home country bank for replacements there is a long delay in getting a new card and can be complicated due to security issues. Then there are further security worries as it can go missing when being send to us.
If we have a problem with a card here we just go to our (local) bank and it is replaced with just a few minutes. No hassles, no waiting, and no worries.
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hey M.C.A., i can understand the reasons it takes so long to get a replacement card from the USA or may never get one. We are probably the only country in the world that the fraudulent charges will be removed at no cost to card holder. So yes, they are very concerned replacing cards with the card holder living in other countries. I used BDO bank while there with very good service. I hope to use them again when I get back there.

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Never had a problem with replacing a card. Amex will fedex it to you. For my USAA (visa) they send it to your last know US address which works great if you either have a mailing address or a mail forwarding address (US Global for me) If you want it sent to your PI address USAA changes that into your home address which I do not want as I use the mail forwarder as my "billing address" which seems to make US retailers more comfortable.

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Reported a fraudulent transaction on my credit card over the phone last month. My credit card was cancelled immediately. a new one was sent via fedex. Got it within the week.

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hey M.C.A., i can understand the reasons it takes so long to get a replacement card from the USA or may never get one. We are probably the only country in the world that the fraudulent charges will be removed at no cost to card holder. So yes, they are very concerned replacing cards with the card holder living in other countries. I used BDO bank while there with very good service. I hope to use them again when I get back there.

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My bank in the US is NFCU so if they find out I'm living in the Philippines they will cancel my account even though I joined the bank when it was a small office in Subic Bay back in 1984 so I have to go the route of having my sister mail it to me and I use her address as my stateside residence.

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My bank in the US is NFCU so if they find out I'm living in the Philippines they will cancel my account even though I joined the bank when it was a small office in Subic Bay back in 1984 so I have to go the route of having my sister mail it to me and I use her address as my stateside residence.
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I'm with NFCU also and they know I'm here in the Philippines and no problems from them. They have offices in Korea and Singapore.
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I'm with NFCU also and they know I'm here in the Philippines and no problems from them. They have offices in Korea and Singapore.
Sending you a PM. I remember using the Hong Kong office a couple times while in port.

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Wow, I thought the PI was a cash only place. Never used a credit or debit card here in 3 years. 99% of the places I buy things from would not take a card anyway.

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hey Zep, I used my credit cards all the time there. Very little did I use cash. I never carried much cash on me any ways. A lot of the small shops may not take cards but most big one will, especially in the malls.

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