Here's an instant hack to limit foreign currency charges when traveling

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Do you frequently travel abroad?

Whether it’s for leisure or business, you’d likely want to cut on the stress of handling foreign money. This includes the time and cash you spend in converting currencies, and the worry of not having enough pocket money. After all, time is best spent exploring new corners and wonders around the globe.

This travel buddy will make your journeys a lot lighter. With the new Citibank Global Wallet, all these problems can be avoided.


8 currencies, 1 card

The Citibank Global Wallet is a new feature in the Citi Mobile® App that allows you to transact in up to eight different currencies with just one Debit Mastercard. Through the app, one can instantly open a US Dollar (USD), European Union Euro (EUR), Great Britain Pound (GBP), Australian Dollar (AUD), Japanese Yen (JPY), Singaporean Dollar (SGD), or a Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) account with just a few clicks.

When shopping or dining abroad, the Citibank Global Wallet automatically switches your debit card to the foreign currency. This means automatic savings on conversion charges, which also allows you to shop like a local.

For example, before flying to Hong Kong, you can turn on the Citibank Global Wallet in your Citi Mobile® App, open and fund your HKD foreign currency account by transferring funds from your USD or EUR foreign currency account, and be able to automatically charge your over-the-counter transactions from your HKD account with no additional conversion fees.

With the Citibank Global Wallet, you can enjoy preferential foreign exchange rates on transfers to your foreign currency accounts. When the exchange rates are favorable, you can instantly transfer funds to the currency of your choice.

Online shopping

Love to shop online? Citibank Global Wallet’s auto-switch feature also works for online transactions to sweeten your check-outs with savings on conversion fees.

Wherever you are in the world, you can always view all your foreign currency accounts in just one screen. If the balance is running low in a particular account, a fund transfer can be done on your phone without any charges.

Free ATM withdrawals worldwide

It's a rule to pack light when traveling, and this includes not carrying a lot of cash when in a foreign land.

With your Citibank Debit Mastercard, you can enjoy free withdrawals from any Citibank ATM worldwide. It gets better: until October 31, 2019, you can also enjoy rebates on withdrawal fees from any Mastercard or Cirrus ATM abroad.

Grab the deal

Existing Citigold or Citi Priority clients can quickly access the Citibank Global Wallet with a few clicks inside the Citi Mobile® App.

New clients also have an edge. Citibank is dangling a welcome gift of up to $5,000 of cash credits for this sweet deal.

Learn more here. Terms and conditions apply. Per DTI FTEB Permit No. 15525, 12391 Series of 2019.