I was able to use the card overseas without enabling the magnetic stripe of the card
It was a seamless process for me on my last overseas traveling with my UOB VISA Signature Card as I was able to use the card overseas without enabling the magnetic stripe of the card. I was able to make purchases at overseas merchants’ outlets by inserting my card into the merchant terminal (i.e. not swiped). But if the overseas merchant uses a terminal where the Card is required to be swiped in order to process the transactions, you will need to enable the magnetic stripe of you card before the transaction can be processed.
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UOB VISA Signature Card
UOB Visa Signature Card is great for those who love to go online shopping a lot and for those who often travel overseas. UOB Visa Signature offers you 10X UNI$ on overseas, online, petrol and Visa PayWave transactions. The benefits that you'll get are great for those who are called high-spenders.1 reviews
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United Overseas Bank
United Overseas Bank (UOB), a Singaporean Multinational Organisation, was established on 6 august 1935 in Singapore by the name of United Chinese Bank (UCB), to Emphasise its link to the Chinese population in Singapore. The bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its initial stages. However the bank grew immensely within a few years and in 1965, the bank was renamed to United Overseas Bank as it inaugurated its first overseas branch in Hong Kong. Today UOB is the third largest bank in Southeast Asia by total assets, having a market capitalization of $32.9 Billion. It is recognized as an excellent and professionally managed financial institution. It provides a wide range of financial services including personal financial services, wealth management, private banking, commercial and corporate banking, transaction banking, and investment banking. It has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific with a strong foothold in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China.27 reviews