Going abroad

Card, cash or both – how to use your Danske account when you’re outside the UK.

You don’t need to say if you’re going away

  • Making it easy and stress free when you go abroad
  • Pre order your currency on eBanking.
  • Euro withdrawal available at some cash machines
  • No need to advise us if you're going away
  • Use your PIN when you arrive to activate your card or log onto eBanking before you travel and choose where your card can be used, more details can be found on our Geoblocking page.
  • If you are travelling to the USA, we recommend that you activate your card by logging onto eBanking before you travel and choose where your card can be used.
  • Relax and enjoy your holiday.

Take your Danske Bank cards with you for more flexibility and peace of mind. You don’t need to tell us when you're leaving the UK – just use your PIN when you arrive. This will activate your card in that country and lets us know it’s you using the card.

We’ve got you covered:

  • If your card is lost or stolen, you can block it in seconds on the Mobile Banking App or call us on +44 800 032 4368, any time, any day. This phone number is also detailed on the back of your card.
  • If your card is declined when you’re away, call us on +44 800 032 4368.
  • We’ll keep an eye out for anything that looks fraudulent and we’ll text you if we spot any suspicious card transactions. Please check we have your most up-to-date mobile number. If you use secure mail, please allow 48 hours for your number to update.
  • When you come back home, use your PIN to make your first purchase to reactivate your card in the UK.

Going to the USA?

Although the USA has started to roll out a chip-and-PIN system across the country, it’s not yet used by all stores. Most commonly, the insert-and-sign method is used, so you should be prepared to insert your card and then sign the printed slip given to you by the store. If you’re asked for your signature instead of your PIN when you arrive in the States, you can activate your card using the Mobile Banking App, your eBanking or contact your local branch.

If you’re using our mobile app

  1. Log on.
  2. Tap ‘Cards’ at the top of your screen.
  3. Tap the card you want to authorise.
  4. Select ‘Card settings’.
  5. Select ‘Using your card abroad’ choose where the card can be used.
  6. Scroll down the page to the list of destinations abroad.
  7. Toggle ‘North America’

If you're using eBanking

  1. Log on
  2. Click 'Cards & currency'
  3. Select ‘Card Overview’
  4. Click on the card you want to activate
  5. Select ‘Where you can use your card’
  6. Scroll the list of destinations on the page
  7. Toggle ‘North America’


As a Danske Bank customer you can:

  • pre-order foreign cash through eBanking to collect at a branch of your choice (there’s a cost of £3)
  • Note: Customers with a Danske Choice Plus or Prestige account are not charged commission on foreign currency

You can withdraw Euros commission-free from cash machines at these branches:

Currency Converter

Use our currency converter below to calculate exchange rates:

Currency Converter

You can also view our exchange rates and historic exchange rates.

Fees and charges

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