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March 4th, 2005, 06:49 PM
Hi, I'm from the UK and new here! :)

I'm soon going to be visiting New York for the first time and just have a couple of questions I'd really appreciate answers to.

Whilst over there it's going to be easiest for me to use my credit card to pay for most things, the problem is that here in the UK we now have to enter a 4 digit number rather than sign when we spend on cards, but I don't know the number for my card! Is this the same in the US? If so I'm gonna have to quickly request (and remember) a new PIN for my card! Also do most places accept Mastercard, or are Visa & Amex more popular?

Many thanks in advance for any help! :D

March 4th, 2005, 06:59 PM
I sign when I use CREDIT cards such as American Express or Visa. I enter a 4 digit PIN when using my DEBIT/BANK card.

March 7th, 2005, 11:26 AM
Different places have different policies about signing and entering PIN codes. I would definitely get a PIN before you come here. Most places take Visa, Mastercard and American Express.