A quick update on this subject, which has been discussed at length on HFP this week.
Whilst Curve announced last weekend that they were changing the coding on transactions, which would make ATM withdrawals visible to your card issuer, it turns out that they did not actually go through with this change until Thursday. We were told it was happening last Monday.
If you made a cash withdrawal during Monday to Thursday and it was treated as a purchase – which it will have been – this does not necessarily mean that your card issuer will not pass on these new charges. You need to have a transaction done from Friday onwards before you can be sure.
I did test Creation (IHG, Marriott credit cards) and MBNA (Horizon) transactions yesterday so let’s see how these end up. You might want to wait before doing any further withdrawals.
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