How To Activate a FNB Card for International Travel

How To Activate a FNB Card for International Travel

What is International Travel ?

Flying to a different country is referred to as an international flight. It is made through international airports and keeps tourism and trade between countries alive at the same time.

How To Activate a FNB Card for International Travel

First thing’s first. The good news is that you still enjoy seamless banking with FNB while overseas. But here’s the crucial info: you must let us know that you will be out of the country, and you can do this via Secure Chat on the FNB Banking App.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my FNB debit card internationally?

Access foreign currency savings via the Global Debit Card when traveling internationally. Use the Global Debit Card to pay for international purchases and to make foreign currency cash withdrawals at ATMs abroad.

How do I activate international transactions on FNB App?


  1. Login to the FNB App.
  2. Select the ‘Forex’ tab.
  3. Select ‘Global Payments’
  4. Select the Forex menu on the left of the screen and select either: …
  5. Complete and provide all the transaction information required.
  6. Select a reason (BoP code) for your payment.
  7. Follow screen prompts to complete the transaction.

Can I use my First National bank debit card internationally?

Our card is accepted at millions of merchants worldwide, and you have the added benefit of access to cash at over 400 of our ATMs located in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Arkansas. You can use your debit card anywhere that Mastercard® is accepted—over 20 million locations worldwide.

How do I activate my ATM card for international transactions?

Visit the website of your bank.

  • Enter your credentials to log in.
  • Once on your dashboard, select ‘Manage Card Usage. ‘
  • Use the toggle to switch from Domestic to International Transactions.

How long does FNB take to clear international transactions?

Speed – Once your documents have met Exchange Control requirements; the payment will reach the beneficiary within 2 working days. Reliability – A full history of your Forex activity will be kept on the system so you can track your transactions with ease.

What number do I call to activate my FNB card?


Your new First National Bank contactless debit card should arrive any day. Upon arrival you can activate it by calling 1-800-992-3808.

Which card can be used for international transactions?

Note that international usage is only provided on Visa and MasterCard debit cards. If you have a RuPay Card, you can ask your bank to provide a Visa or MasterCard debit card.

Which debit card is accepted worldwide?

Visa Debit cards work like cash, only better. They are issued by your bank or other financial institution, and use funds directly from your bank account. Accepted worldwide, Visa Debit cards offer quick, secure and convenient access to your money in person, online, overseas and over the phone.

What is the international code for FNB?


Straightforward and hassle free. Make the process of receiving funds from abroad simple and straightforward. Remember to give the sender the FNB SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ. This will assist them in making an international payment to your FNB account.

Can I exchange foreign currency at FNB?

We offer all major currencies and other currencies can be ordered on request. A selection of denominations suitable to your individual travel needs.