How do I register my credit card for travel?

How do I register my credit card for travel?

If you intend to use your personal credit or debit card abroad it is best that you let us know. Telling us in advance that you’re travelling will notify our transaction monitoring systems you will be using your credit or debit card abroad. This will significantly reduce the likelihood of your transactions being blocked.

If you're travelling abroad and plan to use your credit card to pay for things, let us know at least 24 hours in advance and you should be able to spend freely without worrying about your card being blocked.

Register your credit card via the app

If you use the mobile app, you can register your travel plans for your credit card from there.

  • Just tap on your credit card from the main page and go to ‘Manage my card’
  • Tap ‘Going abroad’ then ‘Add Trip’
  • Type in the name of your trip, add the dates of when you are departing and returning and then choose your country.
  • Tap ‘Register trip’ and your travel plan will be added to your credit card.

Register your credit card online

If you are signed up for Online Banking you can log on (www.onlinebanking.natwest.com (opens in a new window)) and register the details of your trip yourself by completing the online form. It only takes a few minutes.

All you need to do is select 'Cards' from the main menu and select ‘Notify us of your travel plans for your credit card’.

For debit cards select 'Ways to manage your travel plans for your debit card'.

Register your credit card over the phone

To register your travel plans for your credit card you can also call Credit Card Services.

Card services
You can contact our credit card team on:
0370 333 9091 (overseas +44 1268 508 018)
Relay UK: 18001 0370 907 0010
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