Has anyone had experience using the Direct Express MasterCard debit card outside of the USA?
This card is issued by Comerica Bank through collaboration with US Treasury for the delivery of Social Security and other government benefits to senior citizens, as well as others.
Although the Direct Express website doesn’t quite come right out and say it in so many words, the logical inference is that if one requests cash from a teller at a bank that “displays the MasterCard acceptance mark,” then that transaction would be completed at zero cost to the cardholder.
I’ve learned that MasterCard is worldwide with jillions of ATMs, etc., but these would charge me fees and what I’m interested in is free access to my money.
So three questions:
Can anyone confirm from personal experience that my understanding is accurate? Comerica did not deign to respond to this question.
And if you’ve had that experience, in what countries was it easy to find such a bank?
In what countries was it difficult or impossible to find such a bank?