Credit cards with no foreign transaction fees are most suitable for those of you who often buys things online in a different currency, or who travels outside the US frequently. Most credit card companies charge you an extra fee for paying in a different currency when you purchase something with your credit card.
That extra fee is the foreign transaction fee which you must pay each time you make a purchase with your card in another country or in another currency. This fee is usually 3-5% of your purchase price, so if you buy something expensive, that fee can be a waste of money.
If you are a frequent traveler, this type of fee is something you should try to avoid. One way to do so is to look for a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. We at GET.com have done the research to pick out the Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees in 2016:
updated Sep 22, 2016
Grace Cheng is co-founder and editor in chief at GET.com, a lifestyle and personal finance website. Email: email@example.com.
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