Activating your Standard Bank Credit Card for Foreign travel?

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You use to have to call the Standard Bank Fraud helpline on 0800301450 if you wanted to activate your Standard Bank Credit Card for foreign travel. Your Web AddiCT will be traveling to New York City this weekend for SMXEast and am planning to do a bit of shopping.

The old way to activate your credit card with Standard Bank for traveling outside South Africa would be to:

  1. Call the helpline
  2. Give them your details and when and where you will be traveling
  3. Answer a few security questions

Calling Standard Bank’s fraud line to activate your CC was toll-free but will be discontinued soon. They will now only be accepting email requests for traveling abroad and using your credit card..

This is what you must do before going overseas:

  1. Send an email from the email address you receive internet banking updates from to with when and where you will be traveling to.

Activating your Standard Bank credit card for transactions in a foreign country has become as easy as sending one email :).

Quick Tip: Using Bitcoin is cheaper when traveling instead of Forex and you do not need anyone’s permission to use your own currency 😉