Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Banking isn't as easy as we had assumed before coming. "Borderless banking" isn't as one would think. The cashier services aren't the same as we had used in other embassies in other places. TD, Royal Bank of Canada are used here. HBSC has branches here, too, which was nice for folks that used it in their Asian tours previously. We also use debit cards and credit cards without a problem. - Sep 2020


Widely accepted and safe to use. Most Canadians have tap or PIN credit cards, so American cards are a bit of an anomaly/annoyance to them since it requires having to get a signature, which Canadians don't do anymore. - May 2018


as in US - Feb 2010


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