bank, credit card & more
Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 14:00 clock. There are exceptions that prove the rule.
At the ATMs there is money available around the clock with your debit card. But please pay attention to the - still partly - juicy fees. For example, as a customer of Deutsche Bank in UK you are at the ATM Deutsche Bank Spain also a foreign person, the money takes off - with all its consequences.
The credit card is widely used in Spain and accepted. In most stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. you can pay with the VISA and/or MasterCard. With the American Express card, you can come to one or the other point to problems in the acceptance.
If the credit card is lost or stolen - then cause the block on one of the following numbers...
You can report the loss
United Kingdom 0044 1273 696 933 or
Spain 914 004 250 respectively in Spanish 900 814 500.
Diners Club International
During office hours from outside United Kingdom dial 0044 1244 470910.
In Spain call 900 801 331.
Eurocard / Mastercard
Contact your card issuing bank. If you have no way to tell your bank the card is lost, you can take advantage of the global service.
The card will be blocked immediately. Until receipt of the replacement card, you can supply the emergency cash service with cash.
The current number for Spain is 900 971 231.
The multi-lingual emergency service Visa Global Card Assistance Service (GCAS) is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year worldwide.
The current number for Spain is 900 991 124.