On St Helena, we are majority a cash-based society.
At present, personal bank cards such as VISA and Mastercard are only accepted in a small number of establishments, including a cash advance service with us at Bank of St Helena to withdraw money from bank cards. There are no ATMs on the island.
Bank of St Helena’s Tourist Card allows you to pay for goods and services around the island using a Virtual Pre-paid GBP Cash Card accessed through a Tourist Card App.
Using this virtual card, you will be able to tap into the island’s local card payment service known as St Helena Pay – a service available at multiple establishments around the island.
This service includes receiving cashback on payments at select locations and at the Bank.
Detailed information on all Bank Products and Services is available on our website.