I've traveled quite extensively for my line of work
, in Europe
, South America
quite a bit. My travel cards were used extensively but I know that from time to time you need cash, usually in the local currency. American Express has replaced my compromised card in China
in a far removed industrial village the next morning at the hotel
desk the morning after it was compromised, so I'm impressed with their support, but I still need to get cash from time to time, I've been able to do that in most places I've been, but haven't had experience in the Pacific Islands.
I need an institution that can do transfers and allow me to monitor
my responsibilities from afar. Although my family
and I will be traveling far afield for awhile I still have financial responsibilities back in the world, which may require my ability to transfer funds from account to account, as well as have access to cash in the local currency.
DO I need to talk to one of the mega-banks? I really hate to since they also usually charge fees for anything, like the oxygen fee for breathing.