Portugal Credit & debit cards

Credit & debit cards

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Portugal (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

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Overall acceptance of credit cards and each brand on its own. Most of known brands are covered, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Diners, JCB, Union Pay and RuPay.


Refresh frequency
Monthly
Sourced
In-house

Credit & debit cards category is available in production API version 2.

Lost/stolen card

If you lost a card or has been stolen - immediately call the hotline number to report theft/loss of the card so you can limit your liability in case of unauthorized purchases.

Usually the rule is if someone makes purchases before you report that your card is missing, you’re liable for up to €50.00 ($60.99) in unauthorized purchases if you report it within 48 hours.

Hotline numbers for Portugal
American Express
+1 514 285 8165
Diners Club
+1 514 877 1577
Discover
+1 801 902 3100
JCB
+81 3 5778 8379
MasterCard
+1 636 722 7111
800 8 11 272 *
Visa
+1 303 967 1096
800 8 11 824 *

Toll-free number is indicated with * and is free-of-charge when called from landline within Portugal. Sign ~ indicates pause/dial tone, so continue with the number after the sign after prompted.

Data

BasicStartupBusinessEnterprise

Hotline number(s) for each brand meant to be used for emergency cases only (like when your card is lost or stolen).


Refresh frequency
Monthly
Sourced
In-house

Lost/stolen card category is available in production API version 2.