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Austrian ATM's

I am in St Anton right now and I have found that all the ATM's require PIN & Chip. I have had to use my Andrews FCU credit card to get euros. I asked my landlord how long this has been going on and he really did not have a clue. Since all the European bank cards and credit cards have the P&C feature, there is no reason why he would have noticed. Any reports from elsewhere in Austria?

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12040 posts

What banks have you tried? That might be important.

How's the skiing?

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15573 posts

All 3 on Dorfstrasse; Raiffaisen Bank, Volksbank, and Sparkasse (If memory serves).

They had 10 cm new yesterday, so the quality today was very good. All the locals are complaining about the lack of quantity so far this year.

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5288 posts

We were in Austria in October 2013 and had no problem with Schwab debit card at ATM's -- just used it like I would at home, with same (4-digit) PIN. Used card in Salzburg and Vienna,

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11613 posts

I was in Tirol two weeks ago and had no problem using my old-fasioned debit card at ATMs in Kitzbuhel and Innsbruck.

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15573 posts

Thanks guys/gals. Sounds like it is just a local bank issue.

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17646 posts

"had no problem with Schwab debit card"

I don't think it being Schwab had anything to do with it (unless your Schwab card has a chip). It's a strip card issue.

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252 posts

Glad to hear that regular ATM cards still work as we will be visiting Austria in September.

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2663 posts

We used our "old style" ATM cards, which are linked to our banks here and have been using for years, in Austria in December. No problems at all.

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4073 posts

Just used by Bank of America visa debit card today; entered my PIN and got my money, no problem. I went to Erste Bank, which is one of the major banks here.