How to activate DBS credit card oversea ? Activating your DBS credit cards for overseas use involves several methods, ensuring convenience and security for international transactions. Here’s a comprehensive guide based on information from reliable sources:
How To Activate DBS Credit Card Oversea
- Activation through DBS Digibank Mobile App:
- Log in to the DBS digibank mobile app using your credentials.
- Navigate to “More” and select “Enable/Disable Overseas Use” under “Manage Cards & Loans.”
- Choose the card you want to activate for overseas use.
- Toggle the “Allow Overseas Use” option and follow the prompts to activate or deactivate.
- Activation via Digibank Online:
- Log in to DBS digibank online.
- Select the card account and amend the status of the overseas function of your card’s magnetic stripe.
- Submit and confirm your selection.
- Activation through SMS:
- Send an SMS to 77767 with specific instructions to enable or disable the overseas function for your card.
- Also Read : How Do I Activate My DBS Card By SMS ?
- Using DBS/POSB ATMs in Singapore:
- Insert your DBS/POSB card at an ATM, enter your PIN, and select “More Services.”
- Choose “Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use” and follow the on-screen instructions to amend the status.
It’s important to note that enabling the magnetic stripe for overseas use increases the risk of unauthorized transactions, as the stripe’s information can be easily copied. To mitigate this risk, it’s advisable to set specific start and end dates for the activation period, which automatically deactivates the card’s overseas function after the specified end date.
Additionally, DBS offers a “Travel Mode” feature in its digi banking app, which not only enables you to activate your card for overseas usage but also provides services like foreign currency exchange, travel insurance purchase, and budget management for your travel.
When using your DBS card overseas, it’s crucial to be aware of transaction fees and withdrawal charges. DBS provides options to save on these fees, like using the foreign currency wallet on the DBS Visa Debit Card to avoid foreign currency transaction fees.
For more detailed information and step-by-step guides, you can refer to the official DBS website or read : How To Activate DBS Card