Jan 13, 2019
Currency Exchange / LIFE Card
Hi! Anyone knows a foreign currency company that accepts credit card on buying a currency? Another question is if someone here has a credit card issued by LIFE Card? I just want to know if they have and english support , I can't find it on there website. Thank you!
I'm not familiar with the LIFE card, but if your card has a pin number set up for cash withdrawal, you can possibly use it to take out cash in yen while in Japan (from 7 Bank at 7-11 for example). You could probably do the same thing in another country if you want another currency. (I've only done this once (years ago) with a US issued card with a visa / mastercard logo on it, so it depends on if your card is accepted in the ATM.)
Credit card cash advance is the only option, as helloalissa had mentioned your card must set up with a pin number. Most card companies in Japan don't have English support unless it is premium credit card. Example: https://www.visasignatureconcierge.com Cash exchange in Japan also has a bad exchange rate, unless you have US dollar. In order to get the best exchange rate use your debit card or cash card and withdraw it with ATM.