How To Activate DBS/POSB Card For Overseas Withdrawal

Are you going on an overseas holiday? Remember to activate your DBS/POSB cards for overseas use as they are disabled by default (credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards).

Even though you have brought enough cash, having a backup is always a good idea.


Cash.. always.. runs.. out.. you.. know..

How to withdraw money overseas?

You can consider activating your ATM card for overseas cash withdrawal and at least 1 DBS Visa/MasterCard credit card for shopping use.

How To Enable Overseas Withdrawal For POSB/DBS

You can activate your overseas cash withdrawal function by:

  • SMS
  • iBanking
  • Mobile app
  • ATM


How To Activate DBS/POSB Card For Overseas Use Using iBanking?

– Login to your DBS/POSB Internet Banking platform.

  1. Go to “Cards” -> Click on “Activate Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use
  2. At “My Card” -> Select the Card Account from the drop-down list
  3. At “Update Magnetic Strip” -> Select “Allow
  4. At “Period of Use” -> Select “Set a start and end date” & Input the start date and end date
  5. At “Agreement” -> Tick the box
  6. Click “Next
  7. Verify your information and click “Submit
POSB iBanking
POSB-Activate Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use

You can adjust the default daily limit to suit your needs.

Fees & Charges

You will want to take note of the transaction fees and withdrawal charges.

Enjoy your holidays!

I hope you have learned how to activate your DBS/POSB credit card for overseas use.