Two banks in our area have informed us there is a temporary ban on usage of a visa debit card in the United Kingdom. One bank told us the ban included Ireland, the other bank said it did not - for now. Obviously there is some confusion on the banks' parts on what constitutes the United Kingdom, but I still would like to have some knowledge of the situation if Visa decides to add Ireland to the list of countries.
Does anyone else know about this ban? It is supposedly because of an increase in fraud activity in the area. And if there is a ban, what are our other options for accessing cash during our upcoming trip in September?