Together, we ensure payment convenience and security for you while abroad
When travelling abroad, you want things to go as smoothly as possible. We help by ensuring optimum payment convenience for you while abroad. The security of your payments is a priority for us. To prevent fraud, credit and debit cards have a number of standard restrictions. You can find out more below about these security restrictions and how to easily unblock them. These restrictions do not apply for online payments. You will also find useful information on how to order foreign currency.
Visa/MasterCard in the US
Do you want payment convenience with your Visa or MasterCard when travelling in the US? No problem. For the security of your credit card, however, the restriction 'not for use in the US, with American car rental companies and cruises under the American flag' has been set. This is because in the US, companies primarily rely on your credit card's magnetic strip for payment security. You can remove this restriction on your Visa/MasterCard before you leave (recommended) or after arrival in the US.
Maestro outside Europe
You can make payments in and outside Europe with your bank card using the Maestro function. To prevent fraud, the use of Maestro is limited to European countries by default. This is because outside Europe, your credit card's magnetic strip is used primarily for payment security. You can activate the Maestro function outside Europe by calling 02 261 11 11, visiting a BNP Paribas Fortis branch or going online to do so.
Ordering foreign currency
Would you like some foreign banknotes to make payments while travelling or when reaching your destination abroad? We will gladly help you. Order your foreign currency in time. Simply call your branch to order your foreign currency. You can also order your foreign currency online.