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Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« on: September 14, 2013, 05:59:26 PM »
Hi, I understand we have lots of Israeli residents (like me!) on the forums. I was wondering how everyone manages their credit cards. I have two questions;
1) How do you get the credit cards?
2) How do you manufacture spending?

For me,
1) I try to apply for when I'll be home? (Anyone have list of cards that will overnight). Or get the #'s. Most companies tell me they cannot ship to dif. address (even in US)- is this true?
2) AP or brother in US (Even AP for Amex need gc...) 

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 08:02:54 AM »
Hi, I understand we have lots of Israeli residents (like me!) on the forums. I was wondering how everyone manages their credit cards. I have two questions;
1) How do you get the credit cards?
2) How do you manufacture spending?

For me,
1) I try to apply for when I'll be home? (Anyone have list of cards that will overnight). Or get the #'s. Most companies tell me they cannot ship to dif. address (even in US)- is this true?
2) AP or brother in US (Even AP for Amex need gc...)
I think you should be able to send it to a different address, but if not then once it gets to your address in America you can request another card to Israel. As far as over nighting the card just tell them you need the card asap usually they will express the shipping

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 07:22:04 AM »
Hi, I understand we have lots of Israeli residents (like me!) on the forums. I was wondering how everyone manages their credit cards. I have two questions;
1) How do you get the credit cards?
2) How do you manufacture spending?

Any answer for question #2?


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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 10:05:59 AM »
Any answer for question #2?
there was a thread a while back : ms in Israel, or something like that. (I'm on tapatalk now)

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »
there was a thread a while back : ms in Israel, or something like that. (I'm on tapatalk now)
This?

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 01:39:21 PM »
I have a relative receiving the card and sending me the info.
Right now, the only reasonable way to MS is Serve, so I can only get 1-2 cards at a time.

sammy n: Interesting idea, asking for another card in Israel. Do they all agree? How fast and in what form does it arrive?

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 01:54:37 PM »
sammy n: Interesting idea, asking for another card in Israel. Do they all agree? How fast and in what form does it arrive?
chase (via UPS) and barclays (via FedEx) always rushes me their cards, arrives within 5 days. Dunno about Amex and citi

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 01:57:10 PM »
chase (via UPS) and barclays (via FedEx) always rushes me their cards, arrives within 5 days. Dunno about Amex and citi
1. Is it free?
2. Do you have to receive it in person?
3. Is it true that you have to wait until the card has been received to the US address?

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 02:00:08 PM »
1. Is it free?
2. Do you have to receive it in person?
3. Is it true that you have to wait until the card has been received to the US address?
1 yes
2 it usually get's slipped under my door
3 not at all. I hang up with recon and immediately call reg CS, they pull the card up with my SS and it arrives before the original.

ETA: Talking about chase here.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 02:00:39 PM »
1. Is it free?
2. Do you have to receive it in person?
3. Is it true that you have to wait until the card has been received to the US address?
1. Yes
2. IME No (but depends on the mail man, so YMMV)
3. not true at all. After I get approved on the phone with recon, they transfer me to customer service and they happily rush it here instead of my real address.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 02:01:35 PM »
1 yes
2 it usually get's slipped under my door
3 not at all. I hang up with recon and immediately call reg CS, they pull the card up with my SS and it arrives before the original.

ETA: Talking about chase here.
1. Yes
2. IME No (but depends on the mail man, so YMMV)
3. not true at all. After I get approved on the phone with recon, they transfer me to customer service and they happily rush it here instead of my real address.
Man. How come I didn't know that until now. Thanks

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2014, 02:32:19 PM »
Everything said about Chase is accurate --Amex/Citi  I find more difficult -- need to wait about a week b4 you can order a replacement card to be sent overseas -- all card sent via express service no charge -- Barclay -- is the best they do it on the phone - change address same day u are approved   the card goes out - i get them in"3" day

on all the banks I change my address to Greece after I am approved , I find it helps and get less questions --after card is sent i change back to my orig address

been doing it for 6 years never had a problem --get the cards quicker than when in states and goes out reg mail

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 07:09:47 AM »
How do pay off your CC bills from here in Israel?


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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 07:11:07 AM »
How do pay off your CC bills from here in Israel?
I'm not aware of a way to pay CC bills in Shekels. I just pay it online from my US account.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2014, 07:34:52 AM »
I'm not aware of a way to pay CC bills in Shekels. I just pay it online from my US account.

I don't mind paying in USD. Is there any way here in Israel?

How do you get your funds deposited from here to your US checking account?