UK Mastercard Credit Card Users – Japan Forum – TripAdvisor mastercard securecode activation

Hi,

Has anyone tried using a mastercard CREDIT card issued from the UK at either 7/11’s, post offices, or banks?

I have read some conflicting information on whether it will work, as the official statement suggests it will, but many posters have had issues with what I believe is the same card type.

To clarify, my card is:

-credit card, not debit card

-mastercard logo on front, no maestro logo or any other logos

-has both a chip on the front and a magnetic strip on back

Also, how many shops/restaurants/train stations will accept credit card payments? Are we talking 1%, 5%, 10%?

I am planning on taking cash but wouldideally prefer to be able to use my card as well since:

A-I would prefer to not walk around with 2 weeks worth of spending money in cash (both practically, and security-wise),

mastercard securecode activation

B-my credit card has no fees/commission (even on cash), a pure exchange rate (better than any cash exchange), and a low enough apr so that 2 weeks of interest would work out better than the hidden commission in exchanging cash.

Thanks a lot

Thanks, that was the site I was looking at, however I was confused by the following:

All maestro-branded EMV cards issued outside of the asia/pacific region are temporarily unable to withdraw currency at domestic atms, while the regional ATM network is upgraded.

Then later followed by:

Maestro-branded EMV cards issued within the asia/pacific region, maestro-branded cards without EMV chip, mastercard-branded cards, and cirrus-branded cards are not affected by this temporary suspension of service. Cardholders can continue to be able to use these other mastercard products at atms and merchants across japan.Mastercard securecode activation

I was particularly unsure about the first sentence in the second paragraph since my card should fit the description of mastercard-branded cards since there is a logo. But from the reports I’m reading of it not working, it may be getting treated as a maestro-branded EMV (as per frist section), despite not carrying a maestro logo.

Also, it is a halifax clarity card if you’re interested. I tested it in the U.S. And it was indeed fee/commission free.

Hi,

Has anyone tried using a mastercard CREDIT card issued from the UK at either 7/11’s, post offices, or banks?

I have read some conflicting information on whether it will work, as the official statement suggests it will, but many posters have had issues with what I believe is the same card type.

To clarify, my card is:

mastercard securecode activation

-credit card, not debit card

-mastercard logo on front, no maestro logo or any other logos

-has both a chip on the front and a magnetic strip on back

Also, how many shops/restaurants/train stations will accept credit card payments? Are we talking 1%, 5%, 10%?

I am planning on taking cash but wouldideally prefer to be able to use my card as well since:

A-I would prefer to not walk around with 2 weeks worth of spending money in cash (both practically, and security-wise),

B-my credit card has no fees/commission (even on cash), a pure exchange rate (better than any cash exchange), and a low enough apr so that 2 weeks of interest would work out better than the hidden commission in exchanging cash.

Thanks a lot

Thanks, that was the site I was looking at, however I was confused by the following:

mastercard securecode activation

All maestro-branded EMV cards issued outside of the asia/ pacific region are temporarily unable to withdraw currency at domestic atms, while the regional ATM network is upgraded.

Then later followed by:

Maestro-branded EMV cards issued within the asia/ pacific region, maestro-branded cards without EMV chip, mastercard-branded cards, and cirrus-branded cards are not affected by this temporary suspension of service. Cardholders can continue to be able to use these other mastercard products at atms and merchants across japan.

I was particularly unsure about the first sentence in the second paragraph since my card should fit the description of mastercard-branded cards since there is a logo. But from the reports I’m reading of it not working, it may be getting treated as a maestro-branded EMV (as per frist section), despite not carrying a maestro logo.Mastercard securecode activation

Also, it is a halifax clarity card if you’re interested. I tested it in the U.S. And it was indeed fee/commission free.

Hi,

Has anyone tried using a mastercard CREDIT card issued from the UK at either 7/11’s, post offices, or banks?

I have read some conflicting information on whether it will work, as the official statement suggests it will, but many posters have had issues with what I believe is the same card type.

To clarify, my card is:

-credit card, not debit card

-mastercard logo on front, no maestro logo or any other logos

-has both a chip on the front and a magnetic strip on back

Also, how many shops/restaurants/train stations will accept credit card payments? Are we talking 1%, 5%, 10%?

I am planning on taking cash but wouldideally prefer to be able to use my card as well since:

mastercard securecode activation

A-I would prefer to not walk around with 2 weeks worth of spending money in cash (both practically, and security-wise),

B-my credit card has no fees/commission (even on cash), a pure exchange rate (better than any cash exchange), and a low enough apr so that 2 weeks of interest would work out better than the hidden commission in exchanging cash.

Thanks a lot

Thanks, that was the site I was looking at, however I was confused by the following:

All maestro-branded EMV cards issued outside of the asia/pacific region are temporarily unable to withdraw currency at domestic atms, while the regional ATM network is upgraded.

Then later followed by:

Maestro-branded EMV cards issued within the asia/pacific region, maestro-branded cards without EMV chip, mastercard-branded cards, and cirrus-branded cards are not affected by this temporary suspension of service.Mastercard securecode activation cardholders can continue to be able to use these other mastercard products at atms and merchants across japan.

I was particularly unsure about the first sentence in the second paragraph since my card should fit the description of mastercard-branded cards since there is a logo. But from the reports I’m reading of it not working, it may be getting treated as a maestro-branded EMV (as per frist section), despite not carrying a maestro logo.

Also, it is a halifax clarity card if you’re interested. I tested it in the U.S. And it was indeed fee/commission free.

Hi,

Has anyone tried using a mastercard CREDIT card issued from the UK at either 7/11’s, post offices, or banks?

I have read some conflicting information on whether it will work, as the official statement suggests it will, but many posters have had issues with what I believe is the same card type.Mastercard securecode activation

To clarify, my card is:

-credit card, not debit card

-mastercard logo on front, no maestro logo or any other logos

-has both a chip on the front and a magnetic strip on back

Also, how many shops/restaurants/train stations will accept credit card payments? Are we talking 1%, 5%, 10%?

I am planning on taking cash but wouldideally prefer to be able to use my card as well since:

A-I would prefer to not walk around with 2 weeks worth of spending money in cash (both practically, and security-wise),

B-my credit card has no fees/commission (even on cash), a pure exchange rate (better than any cash exchange), and a low enough apr so that 2 weeks of interest would work out better than the hidden commission in exchanging cash.

Thanks a lot

Thanks, that was the site I was looking at, however I was confused by the following:

mastercard securecode activation

All maestro-branded EMV cards issued outside of the asia/ pacific region are temporarily unable to withdraw currency at domestic atms, while the regional ATM network is upgraded.

Then later followed by:

Maestro-branded EMV cards issued within the asia/ pacific region, maestro-branded cards without EMV chip, mastercard-branded cards, and cirrus-branded cards are not affected by this temporary suspension of service. Cardholders can continue to be able to use these other mastercard products at atms and merchants across japan.

I was particularly unsure about the first sentence in the second paragraph since my card should fit the description of mastercard-branded cards since there is a logo. But from the reports I’m reading of it not working, it may be getting treated as a maestro-branded EMV (as per frist section), despite not carrying a maestro logo.Mastercard securecode activation

Also, it is a halifax clarity card if you’re interested. I tested it in the U.S. And it was indeed fee/commission free.