Will traditional (non-tap) debit cards work in Italian ATMs?
Are there ATMs that use tap? I've never seen such a thing, I'm guessing even if they do they still have a slot and keypad since everyone uses them that way.
Get a Schwab account to avoid any ATM usage fees.
"Are there ATMs that use tap"
THERE ARE - I've used 2 tap ATMs in Europe (Gdansk, Poland in 2017 & Bergamo, Italy in 2018), and 1 here at home - all 3 transactions using Apple Pay. The 2 in Europe didn't require a PIN, the 1 here at home did - I liked the idea I didn't have to expose my physical card by inserting the card.
I liked the idea I didn't have to expose my physical card.
How/what do you tap if not using a physical card?
There was a Contactless Pay pad next to the numeric key pad - using Apple Pay.
I only take regular ATM cards to Europe, not Debit cards. And yes those work, as least as recenlty as last Oct. I am not speaking to tap or no tap directly, however I do not think a regular AMT has a tap function, so I hope I am answering your question. The reason I don't ever use Debit cards (here or overseas) as they are too dangerous, AMT cards must be used with a PIN code and Debit cards can be used like a credit card except the money comes directly out of your account. ATM cards work a bank machines, grocery stores, gas stations, Home Depot, but not at small places like nail salons. Most banks will give you a Debit card unless you ask for a good old ATM. J
ALL 3 Contactless enabled ATMs I used, were bank affiliated machines - in Canada we only have Debit Cards, I have never heard of cards designated as ATM cards only - well, maybe that was an ATM only card I received from my bank back in 1979 or 1980. But, as always, I stand to be corrected.
Further, Contactless Pay DCs and CCs are equal in security when tapped.
ATM cards are debit cards. Debit cards are ATM cards. Same thing.
I had an ATM-only card from my bank. So it debited my account from an ATM but would not work in stores. Now, the bank has said they're not issuing ATM-only cards anymore and they changed my card to a regular debit card.
We bank with Wells Fargo. By our choice, we use an ATM card; it only works with a PIN at a ATM machine. It cannot be used at grocery stores, hotels, etc. We used it in Italy last month, but only at ATMs located at a bank. It is a chip ATM card that had to be inserted, it is not a “tap” card. It worked fine. Yes, we had a service charge, but frankly, we quickly discovered we really did not need cash. Everyplace we went (including train station bathrooms), took credit cards. We have a “tap” credit card with no foreign transaction fees and used it everywhere. We also spent 6 days in London and never purchased British pounds.
I use an ATM only card designed exclusively for cash withdrawals.
Was in Sicily in June. I also bank with Wells Fargo. I rarely used ATMs as you can use contactless for almost every purchase. However, if you do decide to use an ATM, always use one associated with a bank. Most of the ATMs in the airport and elsewhere in Italy (blue and yellow for the most part) are not associated with a bank and charge a fee.
Just back from RS HOI tour end of June; our Debit MasterCard worked fine with a PIN in Rome, Tuscany, CT & Florence.