1. nasim 02/04/2019 at 19:28 Reply

    thank you Nafisa, for the informative blog post on fnb global account.

    But I was wondering, can this card work like a foreign card for web based purchases. For instance, if you US dollars loaded on the card, and you have an American Apple iTunes account. Could you use that card to pay for US iTunes , and app purchases? Currently US iTunes , doesn’t accept South African cards.

  2. Nafisa Akabor 02/04/2019 at 19:30 Reply

    You’re welcome.

    No, it won’t be possible. Apple in the US online only accepts US issued credit cards and the like. Even though the currency is USD, the account is still South African.

  3. Dedre Grassini 03/04/2019 at 16:17 Reply

    Thank you Nafisa. I am in USA at moment and have the USD Global Account Card. WRT lounge visits is there anything else I need to do to activate the benefit. Seem to be getting conflicting info from FNB. Where can I get a list of international lounges? Can I just go in and swipe?Thanks

  4. Nafisa Akabor 03/04/2019 at 16:26 Reply

    Hi Dedre. Just download the LoungeKey app and register with your details. It has a digital card inside the app and if you’re on iPhone you can add it to Wallet. The app also lets you search by airport/city to see what you have access to! It’s a comprehensive app with all info you need.

  5. jow 26/04/2019 at 09:01 Reply

    Can you use the global account USD in Dubai and Thailand ?

  6. Nafisa Akabor 26/04/2019 at 09:53 Reply

    Hi Jow. I haven’t done it myself but I would think it is possible but then you probably have to factor exchange rates also above what you paid to load money onto the card initially. BUT call FNB to ask.

  7. Susan Bird 28/04/2019 at 23:48 Reply

    Hi, did apply for Global FNB Account.Received it Fryday as traveling to Turkey.Problem I cant’s make direct transfer like you stated R1 000.Card in euros more for use of slow lounge at Istanbul airport for 10 hour plus wait for flight. Gay at Grove FNB cant assist my and said I must pay euros in to Global account.
    Feel stuck because fly this coming Tuesday 30 April.

    Kind regards.

    • Nafisa Akabor 02/05/2019 at 12:18 Reply

      It is under transfers between accounts. If you have an account it’s linked to your profile and you should move money easily between the two. Try calling the call centre or using the secure chat on the app for assistance.

  8. Muhammed Parker 13/05/2019 at 21:19 Reply

    Hi. I read somewhere that there is a charge for cash withdrawals at ATMs, which is totally understandable. However I wanted to know if you pay any additional charges for POS swipes?

    • Nafisa Akabor 16/05/2019 at 11:00 Reply

      Hi. No you don’t pay for POS swipes. As mentioned in my post, “lets me pay for stuff in the Euro zone as if I were a local; meaning the rate is 1:1 once you’ve loaded currency on it.”

  9. Sone 14/05/2019 at 13:08 Reply

    Hi Nafisa,

    Do you think it would be possible to order more than one global account card? for safety purposes.

    thanks 🙂

    • Nafisa Akabor 16/05/2019 at 10:59 Reply

      Hi Sone. You can order more than one if they are different currencies, as far as I know. But please check with FNB directly.

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