Spent a couple of weeks in France using my Starling card (as Lloyds charge £1.50 + 3% for my debit card), and the only issues I had were:
- Carrefour automated petrol station reserved ~€130, changed to the correct amount in a couple of days
- A Starbucks machine in a Shell petrol station rejected a contactless payment for €2.40, although nothing showed in my feed. I tried my Monzo card, which also failed but that shows a (still) pending transaction and re-credited 6 days later as “Sa Soc Invest Ge Parc Sar Fra”
No issues anywhere else. I counted 26 transactions, so reckon I’ve saved about £60 against Lloyds!