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#1 last month

Isa Al
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Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Hello, I have a fresh dollars card from SGBL and Transferwise doesn't accept it, so I am wondering if I make the new OMT debit card will it work on Transferwise? or all the online banks/wallets are blocked by a central bank decision for example?

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#2 last month

Georges00
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

I think you have to try.

Last year I was in Germany and I had one of those online bank accounts that you could top up with a card. I used my SGBL card to test it and it worked. Next day, it did not. Asked someone to give them a call and apparently they blocked it since it's a money related website. I was using a "lollar" card though so not sure why they would block a fresh usd account.
On the other hand, Audi were more lenient. Their debit cards worked on that bank account. Their credit card did not but I managed to use it on Western Union.

SGBL had everything blocked. They are way more strict.

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#3 last month

infiniteloop
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Esurf is dead btw

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#4 last month

Georges00
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

infiniteloop wrote:

Esurf is dead btw

Other cards linked to USD accounts are working though. Limit is $20 per month lol

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#5 last month

infiniteloop
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Georges00 wrote:
infiniteloop wrote:

Esurf is dead btw

Other cards linked to USD accounts are working though. Limit is $20 per month lol

BoB it's 15$ :/

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#6 last month

Isa Al
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Georges00 wrote:

I think you have to try.

Last year I was in Germany and I had one of those online bank accounts that you could top up with a card. I used my SGBL card to test it and it worked. Next day, it did not. Asked someone to give them a call and apparently they blocked it since it's a money related website. I was using a "lollar" card though so not sure why they would block a fresh usd account.
On the other hand, Audi were more lenient. Their debit cards worked on that bank account. Their credit card did not but I managed to use it on Western Union.

SGBL had everything blocked. They are way more strict.

Do you know or recommend any other alternative that could work with Lebanese cards?

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#7 last month

Isa Al
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

infiniteloop wrote:

Esurf is dead btw

Yes, but I can get the $20 from the LBP card. However, I am mainly using the Fresh Money card on Transferwise and it's not working.

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#8 last month

Georges00
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Isa Al wrote:

Do you know or recommend any other alternative that could work with Lebanese cards?

Nothing worked with SGBL. No idea about other banks. You need a Visa or foreign passport for most of those apps anyway.

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#9 last month

sero
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Re: Does the new OMT card work on Transferwise?

Isa Al wrote:

Hello, I have a fresh dollars card from SGBL and Transferwise doesn't accept it, so I am wondering if I make the new OMT debit card will it work on Transferwise? or all the online banks/wallets are blocked by a central bank decision for example?

Its provided by Blom bank, so no doesn't work as any card issued by a lebanese bank

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