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 fee free currency on eBanking
  • Euro withdrawal available at some cash machines
  • No need to advise us if you are 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 it is recommended that you activate your card by logging onto eBanking before you travel and choose where your card can be used. This is due to many places in the USA using magnetic stripe and signature instead of Chip and PIN
  • 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:

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

Going to the USA?

Many places in the USA use magnetic stripe and signature instead of Chip and PIN. If you’re asked for your signature instead of your PIN when you arrive in the States, activate your card using the Mobile Bank App 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. Under ‘Where you can use your card’
  5. Tap ‘Abroad’
  6. Toggle ‘North America’

If you're using eBanking

  1. Log on
  2. Click 'Cards & currency'
  3. Select the card you want to activate
  4. Scroll down to 'Geoblocking' and 'Edit security settings'
  5. Select 'Yes, until…' under North America and confirm the date.


As a Danske Bank customer you can:

  • pre-order foreign cash through eBanking to collect at a branch of your choice, commission-free, (there’s a cost of £3 otherwise);
  • for customers with a Choice Plus or Prestige Account there’s no charge to order foreign cash at a branch

Currency converter

Use our currency converter to calcuate exchange rates. You can also view our historic exchange rates.

Fees and charges

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