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What To Do If You Lose Your Credit Or Debit Card While Travelling

What To Do If You Lose Your Credit Or Debit Card While Travelling

Imagine, if you will, Lifehacker staff writer Josh Ocampo standing outside a Tokyo 7-Eleven, clutching his gut while on waiting on hold with his bank. The chip on Josh’s debit card had stopped working mid-trip, which meant he couldn’t take cash out of an ATM. And the local clinic that…

This Is Why Your Credit Card Transactions Take So Long To Clear

This Is Why Your Credit Card Transactions Take So Long To Clear

When you swipe a credit or debit card at the store, you’re done with the transaction instantly. So why can’t your account statement keep up? If you’ve wondered why it takes so long for purchases to show up on your credit card statement or withdraw from a bank, it’s because…