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No forex no feeCanadian Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee. Posted by Stephen Weyman | Jul 17, 2018 Last updated: Jul 17, 2018. Here’s a wakeup call… Every time you make a purchase that isn’t in Canadian dollars on your credit card, you’re charged a big fee to convert back to Canadian money. You can be travelling in the USA or overseas or even just making an online purchase in another currency – doesn’t matter – that fee is going to kick in. How much is a typical Canadian credit card foreign transaction fee? It’s almost universally 2.5% , plus a small spread that the bank itself has to pay and passes on to you the consumer. The total cost should come in under 3%. With most cash back credit cards paying only 1% in rewards, that 3% is eating up all of your rewards and then some! Worse, if you buy something in a foreign currency, change your mind, and return it – you’re dinged on both sides of the transaction. That means you’ll lose 5-6% of your money to the bank and have nothing to show for it. 0% Foreign Transaction Fees Credit Cards in Canada. Given that 99% of Canadian credit cards charge this fee, it may surprise you that a few cards use to exist that charged absolutely nothing in foreign exchange fees other than the small spread the bank itself pays. Unfortunately, those cards have done a disappearing act. Cards like the Sears Mastercard and a few Scotia cards that were grandfathered axed the foreign currency discount, and even the Rogers Mastercards , which is considered one of the Best Foreign Exchange Credit Cards , gives cardholders bonus rewards instead of waiving the fee. And sadly, it looks like Chase may be winding down their business here in Canada altogether, having sold off many of the cards in their portfolio. Plus, after announcing that they would be closing all Chase Amazon. ca Visa and Chase Marriott Visa accounts on March 15th, 2018, in the world of No Foreign Exchange Fee cards, there are only slim pickings left.

Top Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards. Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card. Just when we were all starting to lose hope, Scotiabank has stepped in to offer Canadians a premium travel rewards card with flexible rewards, a solid insurance package, and some really fun travel benefits ? with the new Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card. Cardholders will earn 1 Scotia Rewards point for every $1 spent, but that bumps up to 2 points for every dollar spent at grocery stores and restaurants, as well as on entertainment and daily transit (i. e. buses, subways, and taxis). Aside from the fact that is this one of the rare cards that waives the usual 2.5% foreign currency exchange fee , it also stands out because of the insurance it includes: 12 out of 16 types of purchase and travel insurance, and even better is that if you are over the age of 65, you are still covered by 10 days of emergency medical insurance, which is rarer still. Throw in a Priority Pass Membership, 6 complimentary lounge passes, a free secondary card, and the ability to earn 10,000 bonus points every year ? and the only real downside is the $139 annual fee. Home Trust Preferred Visa. This little hidden gem is currently one of the only cards available in Canada that gives you a foreign currency conversion fee of 0% ? at $0 annual fee . And while the thought of a card with no foreign transaction fee alone is music to our ears, the Home Trust Preferred Visa doesn’t stop there. This card gives you 1% cash back on all your purchases, with no limits or restrictions to the amount you can earn. You also get purchase and travel insurance included at not extra cost. So, when you are traveling and enjoying your no foreign exchange fee transactions, you can know that you are covered.

To top it all off, this card comes with a free Roadside Assist Membership. For a credit card with no annual fee, this is basically unheard of. And yes, you did read that correctly. This card has no annual fee, no foreign exchange fee and no limits on the amount of rewards you can earn! Rogers Platinum Mastercard. As far as no fee cash back credit cards go, this card is a rocket. Some premium high-fee cash back credit cards struggle to offer a flat 1.25% cash back return with no caps or limits, yet the Rogers Platinum Mastercard just comes right out and does it. Wham! On top of that, cardholders get a 1.75% boost in rewards (3% total) when making purchases in a foreign currency. That’s almost as good as having the 2.5% fee waived … except if you want to return something.

Then you’re out of luck, you’ll lose your 3% rewards and be slammed with the 2.5% fee both ways. This card even gives you a $25 cash bonus and a 2% return on any Rogers bills (Fido and chatr included) you charge to the card. The card is designed for you to redeem your points for Fido or Rogers products and services along with a few other things. That said, you can set yourself a reminder and call once a year in December to request an actual cash statement credit that will show up in January. This barely makes it qualify as a true cash back credit card, but it narrowly squeaks by. Other than that, the only downside is the card is completely devoid of any sort of included insurance coverage – but that’s more than you could hope for with a no fee card that has awesome rewards anyway. Rogers carries another card that is almost identical – the Rogers Fido Mastercard. Where the Rogers Platinum Mastercard is slightly better, however, is that the cash back you earn can also be used to go towards Blue Jays tickets and merchandise, any shopping done through TSC, and concessions at the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto. But, if you like the look of the Fido card better, why not go for it? Home Trust Secured Visa. A fantastic card for building or rebuilding your credit, the Home Trust Secured Visa also comes with a slightly reduced foreign exchange transaction fee of 2% instead of the usual 2.5%. There are no frills with this card, but it does have no annual fee unless you choose to reduce your interest rate to 14.90% by paying an extra $59 per year – but that’s completely optional. You aren’t going to save a ton on foreign purchases with this card, but if you’re rebuilding your credit anyway, it’s a nice extra. RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum.

The RBC Cathay Pacific Visa, is a pretty standard travel rewards credit card linked to a major airline. You earn 1 mile per $1 spent on most purchases, with a 2 mile per $1 spent bonus on Cathay Pacific online travel purchases. A little research shows Cathay pacific flights usually give a 2 cents per mile value, meaning you’ll typically get a 2% return on your spending. But, there’s also a rare bonus for all purchases in foreign currency that gives you 1.25 miles per $1 spent, a 25% bonus. That pumps your return on spending up to 2.5% meaning you’ll likely break even after paying the 2.5% foreign currency fee. The card comes with other benefits like instant green tier status in the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club and decent included insurance coverage. Not the best card for FX savings, but not a bad option if you like to fly Cathay Pacific. Beat The Bank’s Exchange Rates. There’s no cheaper way to exchange money than using a 0% foreign transaction fee credit card. Bank’s typically charge 3%, or more, to convert your money in person and the rate for doing it online are usually about the same unless you are converting large sums of cash. If you want to convert any leftover cash after your trip is over, now you’re paying that 3%+ a second time. You’ll even do better than you would at those discount foreign currency exchange places and you don’t have to make an extra trip. Just swipe your no FX card, and smile knowing you didn’t waste any time or pay a dime more than you needed to. Keeping one of these cards in your wallet just for foreign transactions is completely worth it. Still not really convinced that you want to commit to a new credit card just for making foreign currency purchases? There is another option that isn’t a credit card but is way better than cash when travelling. The CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Card is a prepaid Visa card that lets you to load up to 10 different currencies (up to a total equivalent of $20,000), allowing you to purchase and store any desired currencies directly on the card for later spending when the rate is good. No credit score check required and no worries about overspending.

It’s like a way better, more secure, easy to use, version of a traveller’s cheque with lower than normal currency conversion fees. If you’re curious to know more, read our detailed review here. creditcardGenius is the only tool that compares 50+ features of Canadian credit cards using math-based ratings and rankings that respond to your needs, instantly. Discover which of Canada's cards is for you. Best Credit Cards Canada. Thanks for sharing! I love the Amazon’s credit card and use it everyday! I considered the Rogers Bank credit card before, but found out that all transactions made in foreign currency will be converted first to US dollars and then to Canadian dollars. So I picked the Amazon’s card instead. Interesting, wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of not having a foreign transaction fee? I need to read the fine print in detail. I called Rogers Bank on March 12th, 2017 and they confirmed that they directly convert any foreign currency into CAD. They used to first convert the foreign currency into USD and then into CAD, but it is no longer the case. Thanks for the update Diana! Great summary, these are the main ones, and I’m thinking of the rogers one but still not sure about it. Just wanted to add that if you are buying something in US dollars but can’t use your card for it, your bank will give you a really bad exchange rate.

I just came across knightsbridgefx and I was able to save money on my first exchange. I’ve only used them once but so far so good. I personally use the Amazon one since I prefer to use a travel rewards card for my daily spending, but the 1.75% cash-backcredit is pretty good. KnightsbridgeFX is great for foreign exchange but I believe they have like a $3K minimum. Barry I’m a little late to the party but great post. While living in Europe last year for 5 months, my wife and I learned the hard way about credit card foreign exchange fees. They add up! I’ll be looking into he Amazon card since we’re heading back to Europe on a short 2 month contract. All the best. Joe. Where in Europe will you be heading this time?

Yeah the Amazon card is great since it has no yearly fee. Great post Barry. I’m a little late to the party too. Travel to the States often for work but will be travelling to Europe (Italy) for the first time with the family. I will definitely obtain amazon or the rogers credit card. Thanks again for the post. Heh, yeah when I discovered these cards I didn’t think much about it, but over the years I’ve saved a few hundred dollars easily. I personally prefer the Amazon card over the Rogers one. As you’ve noticed, each card has their own benefits. I am very happy with Marriot Visa; No foreign transaction fee (now if only they’d absorb the exchange rate) and yes, there’s an annual fee but as you said, it’s clearly off-set with the e-certificates for a free night. I just did a 6 night trip; of those nights I had a reduced rate for one night in Canada (BW) and 2 free nights with Marriott e-certificates. I was able to retain my accumulated Marriott points for another trip this year. With Marriott absorbing Delta and now Starwood my stay options are vastly expanded. Yes the merger is big news. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the loyalty programs because Starwood had one of the best. The only knock I have against the Marriott card is that it doesn’t include travel insurance. If it did, it would instantly become one of the best credit cards available.

You forgot to mention Scotiabank Mastercard which also has no foreign transaction fee and has no annual fee, but gives back only 12 percent cash back. That card was a replacement card for those who had the Sears MasterCard. I don’t believe they’re taking new applications. In addition to Barry’s correct observation, Scotiabank is eliminating the zero transaction fee June 1, 2017 and charging 2 12% thereafter. Well that will be coming to an end June 1st, 2017, so I am closing my business with Scotia n will probably open a chase cr cd. The only CHASE card left with no foreign transaction fees is the Marriott card but it has a yearly fee. As of June 1, 2017, the no foreign exchange fee benefit is cancelled. Collect your cash back in Nov.17. This is the card transferred from the previous Sears Mastercard. yessss they just sent me the news of this!! for some reason it didn’t come in the mail when it should have so they are extending mine until august. this is why i’m here on this page now. i’m so upset at scotiabank for taking away this benefit. i used to have the amazon card but got rid of it and now you can’t open a new account. SAD. what will i doooo? i dislike paying a yearly fee. If you dislike yearly fees, the Home Trust card is your only option. That being said, the yearly fee gets waived if you’re a Rogers or Fido customer with those respective cards. Hey Makenzie! I didn’t receive any mail about the Scotiabank policy change.

How can I get mine extended? Did you call them or went to a branch? Did you talk to a manager? Thank you. As of June 21, 2017, the no foreign transaction fees benefit was removed from all cardholders. VanCity Savings Credit Union also has a “no-transaction” fee card for foreign currency purchases that says it does not charge the 2.5% foreign transaction fee. However, I have made a couple of comparisons when returning to Canada from the US. My wife and I bought two cases of beer on the US side of the border, one with my regular MasterCard (from President’s Choice) and the other with my VanCity Visa. And then I compared the total costs. The first time we did this, the VanCity Visa charge was less than 0.5% less than the MasterCard that DOES charge the 2.5% fee. The second time we did this, the VanCity Visa was actually MORE than the MC charge. Soooooooooo….VanCity may not be charging the 2.5% transaction fee, but their atrocious foreign exchange rate more than makes up for the difference. Watch out for those claims! Personally, when I’m traveling, I try to take a fair bit of cash and then get more from a credit-union-affiliated bank’s ATM, most of which are still free. Thanks for sharing this.

I only listed national cards as it would be too difficult to listen out the really niche cards. Very interesting to hear about your experiences with cards. Mastercard apparently has lower spot rates, but still doesn’t explain why the charges were so high on your Visa. I believe the Scotia Momentum MasterCard also has no annual fee and no FX fee. The Scotia Momentum MasterCard has an annual fee does charge the forex fee. You might be confusing it with the credit card that Scotiabank converted previous holders of the Sears MasterCard. If you were rolled over, there’s no foreign transaction fees. The last time I checked, they were not taking new applicants. Great Post Barry, Just to update Scotia Momentum Master Card converted from Sears Master card also sent us notice that they will be charging 2.5% foreign transaction fee now from June1 2017.I have been using this card for years but now I would apply for Amazon. ca card Thanks for the post again.

I’ve had the Amazon. ca Rewards card for a few years now and it’s my go to card while in the US each winter. It is the one and only Canadian card with NO FX Transaction Fee and NO Annual Fee. I’m always amazed when I encounter a friend who uses some other card and will actually argue that there is no FX Transaction Fee simply because the fees are buried in the conversion rate being applied to each transaction and not shown separately. Last year, a friend who traveled on the same dates as I used a premium awards card all the way down. When we compared statements later in the month, he was astounded to learn that he was paying a full 3% over the standard conversion rate. Another real fallacy are these US funds bank accounts twined with a US funds credit card offered by some Canadian Banks. The carrot; Charge to a US funds credit card and pay with US funds from the US bank account, no fees. The catch; You pay at least 2.5% extra when you fund the US bank account from time-to-time. My research says that the VERY BEST way to fund a US bank account is via transfer through the Canadian Snowbirds Association. CSA does a once a month combined “buy” for all members and always manage it at a saving of 1 – 1.5% from buy rates offered by the banks. If I’m paying for anything not in Canadian dollars, it goes on my Amazon Visa. It’s amazing how many people believe that they don’t get charged fees even when you point it out to them.

The new CIBC AIR CANADA AC CONVERSION VISA PREPAID CARD is one of the worst credit cards out there yet many people believe they aren’t paying exchange fees. IF YOU ARE A CAA MEMBER, YOU CAN CONVERT YOUR MONEY TO U. S.D. CURRENCY AT A REDUCED RATE (MUCH LESS THAN A BANK). Last time I checked, AMA rates from CDN to US were the same as the bank. The Amazon. ca card is no longer offered. (Was looking into the card and was asking questions because of the 20 odd % very negative reviews and the agent at Amazon informed me that the card shouldn’t be listed on the web as it was no longer available.) Perhaps a concerted effort by a large group of consumers could sway a smaller provider that offering a card without fees on the FX would result in more income for them? Canadians get hit pretty hard with currency exchange fees. It’s worth noting that Chase also owns the Marriott card so I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell that to someone in the future. You’re right, one Canadian credit card provider could make a bold statement by offering no foreign transaction fees, but I doubt they will. Big Dee RE: “Perhaps a concerted effort by a large group of consumers could sway a smaller provider that offering a card without fees on the FX would result in more income for them?” I’ve contacted both CARP (Canadian Association of Retired People) and The Canadian Snowbirds Association about establishing an infinity card with no FX FEES with a Canadian bank. Unfortunately, CARP was just in the process of partnering with RBC and their goofy package of CA & US bank accounts and credit cards. RBC brags about using the US card an paying it off with US funds from the US bank account.

What they don’t say is that they’ll hammer you with at least 2.5% extra when the tome comes for you to fund the US bank account. Two separate approaches and I’ve not heard back from The Canadian Snowbirds Association. It appears that they are more interest in selling their medical insurance than searching for viable benefits for members. That being said, it wouldn’t be fair of me to say that without reminding that the Snowbirds Currency Exchange program is THE VERY BEST method of funding a US bank account. Always 1-2% better than the banks. Very interesting commentary and research you’ve done. I just don’t think Canadian banks are interested in offering a credit card that has no foreign exchange fees. CHASE which owned the Amazon card is American, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled out. I do agree that if ANY of the current credit cards introduced no forex fees, signs up would jump significantly. That being said, I’m sure banks have done their projects and have figured out that continuing to charge this fee will make them more money. Well that was a bummer to find out about Amazon VISA not being available, I know we had some discourse about it before, but I never did apply for it since I didn’t go away and so now I thought it might be best to get the FIDO MC. It has no annual fee, but wondered your thoughts considering I am not a FIDO or Rogers customer. I would mainly use it for when I would travel abroad and I like that you can claim a statement credit at the end of the calendar year, considering I’m not a FIDO customer. But I found the T&C on the internet and when I went through it, I couldn’t find the answer to these questions: 1) Is there an inactivity fee or cancelling of card? I only want to use this card for then I travel, but I seldomly do, and just want to know if there is an time period where if there is no activity, they will cancel your card or perhaps charge a small fee? 2) What happens with the accumulated points or credits earned after one passes away? I imagine its like most cards, where unless there is a co-applicant on file, the pointscredits would be lost.

As your answers are very specific, you would have to call them to get the answers. If you don’t travel often, and you’re not a Rogers FIDO customer, why bother with getting the card at all? Sure you’ll technically be coming out ahead with 1.5% cash back, but unless you’re spending a lot on your card when you’re travelling. you won’t be getting much back. The Marriott Rewards Premier Visa website indicates that the first year “bonus’ is 4 nights at a Category 1 hotel and not 1 night at a category 1-4 hotel, as indicated above. There are not many Category 1 Marriott Hotels and none of them are in locations where I plan to travel. You’re correct, the website does list 4 nights at a Category 1 hotel, but that refers to what you can claim with your 30,000 signup points. You can use those points on any category hotels. The 1 night at a category 1-4 hotel is an annual e-certificate that is given after your first year. Hello, What makes the Amazon. ca credit card better than the Fido MasterCard? They both have no annual fee and no foreign transaction fee (offset by the 4% cashback).

The Amazon card is no longer available, but what made it better is the fact that it’s not tied to Rogers products to get your “rewards”. The FIDO card is great if you’re a customer since it can be applied to your bill. Otherwise, you need to request a yearly statement credit. … les frais de transaction de 2 a 3% imposes par les compagnies de cartes de credit. Selon le site Web Money We Have, il existe pour les Canadiens quelques cartes de credit sans frais de transaction a … Hi Barry, When you say the Amazon card is no longer available, do you mean for new clients or whoever had it lost it also? Only new applicants aren’t being accepted. Current cardholders can still use the card, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it eventually gets phased out. Just received a letter saying that Chase is closing the Amazon. ca Reward Visa Card program as March 15th 2018 ?? Yes, very sad news. If you had one of those cards, I suggest signing up for the Home Trust preferred visa. Unfortunately, I live in Quebec… So I probably have either Roger MC or Fido MC. I wish I could have more choice… Yikes, at least with both cards you can get the annual fee waived. Sign up for one and use it for your foreign transactions. If a better card comes along in the future, just switch. Your site is so very helpful!

I have a BMO US MASTERCARD. I also have a BMO US DOLLAR bank account to pay the mastercard bill. Am I paying the 2.5 % foreign exchange fee when I get the US dollars from BMO to put into the account? Courtesy from you advise I just received my ROGERS BANK MASTER CARD with the 4%foreign spending reward to offset the 2.5% charge. Where is the best place to buy Euros and USA dollars both in Canada before a trip and in said countries. Thank you so much! In your case, you’re paying the straight exchange since you’re being charged in USD and you’re paying in USD (so no fees). But note that you’re paying an exchange fee if you’re purchasing USD from BMO. As for getting Euros, you kind of need to look around your city. Generally speaking, I find banks charge about 4.5% more than the posted rate.

Based on that, I personally just withdraw money from local ATMs when I’m abroad since I’d only be paying the 2.5% fee. That being said, I do exchange a small amount of foreign currency before I depart just in case I need it for a taxi ride to my hotel. hey Barry, so using the Scotia Infinity rewards visa from local ATMs in Europe would only charge about the 2.5% fee? or would it be considered as cash forward? by the way, great forum for all Canadian travelers !! Best International Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee for 2018. Independently researched content by us. Free financial advice for you. To do that, we may get compensation when you click on our partners’ products. View our full advertiser disclosure to learn more. When traveling, it’s always nice to buy a keepsake to remember your time abroad. However, that purchase can also be a not-so nice reminder if you happen to get hit with foreign transaction fees. That’s why, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s a good idea to get an international credit card with no foreign transaction fees. Our review of the year’s best international credit cards showcases a variety of cards with plenty of perks to appreciate. Have a look at what our top picks have to offer and apply online in minutes for the international credit card that’s right for you. The Simple Dollar's top picks for the best no foreign transaction fee credit cards. Great all-around international credit card.

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Or shopping. Or traveling. And Discover will double all the miles earned at the end of your first year of membership! Each purchase earns 1.5X miles per dollar spent, and there’s no limit. So if you’re trying to save money on expensive airfare, use the card for everyday expenses. They’ll add up. Everybody’s got a dream vacation, and with the Discover it® Miles card, you can actually make it happen. Discover will automatically match all miles earned at the end of your first year, seriously reducing transportation costs. Don’t worry about when or where you want to travel. Rewards come without blackout dates. You’ll be able to fly any airline, to any location. That’s because rewards are redeemable for a travel statement credit, so you can book however you’d like. The Discover it® Miles card is a miles-based card which can be a little limiting compared to other cards on the market. While you can redeem these miles for travel tickets, lodging, and more, you cannot transfer these miles toward frequent flyer programs. If that’s not something you’re interested in, then you’ll still find plenty to appreciate about this user-friendly card. If you love the ease and flexibility, then the Discover it® Miles might just be the perfect travel companion.

You’ll be able to fly by the seat of your pants and pay as you go without sacrificing your independence. Furthermore, you can redeem your rewards for statement credit towards travel purchases. Not to mention the first year, mile for mile match to make earning free travel even easier. Best for earning points and redemption flexibility. Receive 50,000 bonus points - a $500 value – after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. Earn unlimited 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases If you’re a Bank of America Preferred Rewards client, you can get a 25%-75% rewards bonus on every purchase. No limit to the points you can earn and your points don’t expire Flexibility to redeem for a statement credit, deposit into eligible Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® accounts like checking, savings, and 529, for gift cards or use at the Bank of America Travel Center. Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections No Foreign Transaction Fees Low $95 annual fee. Issuer: Bank of America Rewards Details: 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases. Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections. Trip CancellationTrip Interruption provides reimbursement of up to $5,000 per person, per trip, for the unused prepaid non-refundable travel expenses including passenger fares, tours, and hotels if you have to cancel due to a covered reason. 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases. Annual Fee: $95.00 Balance Transfer Fee: Either $10 or 3% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.

Cash Advance APR: See Terms Foreign Transaction Fee: none Introductory APR: NA Introductory APR Period: NA Introductory Balance Transfer APR: NA Introductory Balance Transfer Period: NA Ongoing APR: 17.74% - 24.74% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers Penalty APR: up to 29.99% APR. The Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card doesn’t hide its benefits in its name. If you have an account with the aforementioned bank and you love travel perks, this card is essentially made for you. And with a generous 50,000 bonus points offer for new account holders, you’ll be on your way toward earning luxury-level benefits in under half the time. Use this card for all of your travel expenses in order to take advantage of travel perks. Redeem for gift cards or cash back as a statement credit or into your Bank of America account. Use this card abroad, since there is no foreign transaction fee. Travel abroad will help you reach the $3,000 mark in the first 90 days of opening your account to earn 50,000 bonus points. While the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card is great for the frequent traveler, it’s tough to get the most out of its benefits if you’re not a Bank of America customer, you don’t have a good credit score, or you don’t qualify for any of the Preferred Rewards. With a $95 annual fee as well, you want to make sure it will support your lifestyle. This card offers a high points earning rate and flexible redemption options. 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and 1.5 points per $1 spent on everything else can open the floodgates if you use the card regularly. There’s also no limit to how many points you can earn, and they don’t expire. Couple that with a $0 foreign transaction fee and you have some pretty wide lanes to travel. If you’re a Preferred Rewards customer on the go, both domestically and internationally, this card is well worth the low annual fee. Here are the best no foreign transaction fee credit cards for 2018: Are credit cards international? While most credit cards can be used internationally, not all of them are created equal.

Your goal should be find the right international credit card for you that does not charge a foreign transaction fee. While a 1% to 3% foreign transaction fee may not seem like a lot, it can start to add up. If two people spent $2,500 on transportation, hotel, and dining while abroad, they’d be looking at $25 to $75 just in fees. Is an international credit card safer than cash? Overall, there are many reasons that international credit cards are safer than cash. Quite a few, including the ones we reviewed, are chip-enabled, which helps to prevent fraudulent purchases. Another thing that makes international credit cards safer is that they can be easily canceled and replaced if the card is lost or stolen. You can’t really do that if a wad of bills goes missing. Other examples that prove international credit cards can be safer include the following: Many other countries outside of the U. S. now employ more stringent authentication on purchases made with credit cards. It’s much easier to monitor your transaction activity on a credit card account versus trying to keep track of all of those receipts. Swiping your credit card on a purchase is less conspicuous (and more convenient) than fumbling in your pocket for the local currency. Additionally, some international credit cards might even offer travel insurance and lost luggage reimbursement. Contact your credit card provider to learn more about these and other safeguards. What is a foreign transaction fee? A foreign transaction fee is a fee charged by your credit card issuer to use your card outside of the United States or with non-U. S. retailers (sometimes even online).

As mentioned above, this fee is a percentage (usually 1% to 3%) of the total transaction cost. Which credit card is best for international travel? The best international credit card is the one that fits your travel needs, but ideally it would have no foreign transaction fees, a low annual fee, and the opportunity to earn substantial rewards toward your travel. How to find your ideal travel credit card. After reviewing the best international credit cards on our list, you may find that one stands out to you based on your travel goals. For instance, if your goal is to earn as many points as possible, you may consider the Discover it® Cash Back for the opportunity to earn matching rewards at the end of the first year. Or, if the hotel accommodations are important when you travel, you may consider the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Can I use international credit cards on the IRCTC? The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) recently permitted the use of international credit and debit cards for booking e-tickets.

This means that travelers using international andor debit cards issued outside the country can book train trips via the IRCTC’s ticketing sites. Which U. S. stores accept international credit cards? In most cases, you should not have any trouble using any of these international credit cards at U. S. stores. However, you should always check before you try to make a purchase. You can determine if your card will be accepted by U. S. merchants by consulting with the card website. Some stores in cities (like New York City) that take in a lot of international traffic will often display the logo of credit card providers they recognize. How do international credit cards work? For the most part, international credit cards function much in the same way that regular credit cards work. The main difference is usually in the types of rewards you can earn and, of course, the fact that you don’t usually have to deal with foreign transaction fees. It might be easier to redeem your rewards for free travel with an international credit card over a regular one. Some international credit cards might feature rewards that apply to restaurants abroad. Best international credit cards for 2018. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card : Best all-around international credit card Discover it® Cash Back : Best international card with first year rewards matching Discover it® Miles : Best no annual fee international credit card.

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BofA CR no forex fee. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. BofA CR no forex fee. So I just called BofA to review my options to PC my CR to the TR to capitalize on the No forex fee benefit on the TR. the rep was very helpful attempting to find all products that would benefit me with BofA. She was telling me what benefits i currently have with my CR cc and she noticed that I have no forex fee with my CR card. I asked her to confirm and she stated that some customers may have this benefit with this card depending on relationship. Has anyone seen this before? I am pretty sure this product has a Forex fee. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: BofA CR no forex fee. I would try the "hang up, call again" approach just to be sure (in order to get a second opinion). If you still have your "pricing and information" records from when you received the card, you can review whether or not you have a foreign exchange fee. If you want to be absolutely sure, you may order your card member agreement and Bank of America will mail it to you. You can simply request one over the phone and you should receive it in 5-10 business days. USAA Limitless Navy Federal Cash Rewards NavyFed AMEX AMEX Blue Business Preferred. DiscoverIT 5% Empower FCU Platinum. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: BofA CR no forex fee. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content.

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3-Bureau Credit Report & FICO ® Scores. FICO ® Score 1B Report. 1-Bureau Credit Report & FICO ® Scores. myFICO® Forums > Types of Credit > Credit Cards > No forex fees, no annual fee. Subscribe to RSS Feed Mark Topic as New Mark Topic as Read Float this Topic for Current User Bookmark Subscribe Printer Friendly Page. No forex fees, no annual fee. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. No forex fees, no annual fee. Hey all. I've got a friend who's going to be spending a lot of time in Japan, and so he's looking for a CC with no foreign transaction fees. Ideally, he'd like to find one with no annual fee; are there any such cards out there? If not, what are your recommendations for good cards with no forex fees? Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. B of A Travel Rewards. No annual fee, no forex fee, emv chip and 1.5% on all spending. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. Just a warning - Japan is very much still a cash carrying country (they have coins worth $5 in common circulation, which should tell you something about how much cash they carry) and credit card acceptance is actually very low in many parts of the country and among smaller stores. On that note, Capital One Cash Rewards for excellent credit has no AF, no Forex and 1.5% cash back.

In My Wallet: Amex BCP (1212) $50,000, Chase Freedom (1212) $16,500, Cap1 Quicksilver (612) $14,000, Barclaycard Rewards (513) $10,500, Citi Prestige (416) $30,000. Last App: June 27, 2015. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. Penfed, Discover, pretty sure Crap1 dropped forex for nearly all their cards to name a few. Edit: Just so you know, despite typically Discover being bad in other countries, it is actually partnered with two networks: JCB (Japan) and China Union Pay so it has wider acceptance there. || Barclaycard Rewards Visa $5500 || AMEX BCE $2000 || Discover IT $3000 || Amazon Rewards Visa $1800 || || Chase Freedom $2700 || CSP $5000 || Chase Marriott Premier $7500 || Sallie Mae MC $3800 || FICO Scores: EX 752 (31313) || EQ 782 (10413) || TU 724 (11813) In the garden as of 10122013. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content. Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. B of A Travel Rewards. No annual fee, no forex fee, emv chip and 1.5% on all spending. This is pretty much his only option, unless he's eligible for PenFed. Some of their cards have no AF and no forex charges. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content.

Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. B of A Travel Rewards. No annual fee, no forex fee, emv chip and 1.5% on all spending. This is pretty much his only option, unless he's eligible for PenFed. Some of their cards have no AF and no forex charges. What is wrong with Cap1 and Discover? But increasingly, consumers -- especially wealthy and frequently flying consumers -- see offers that don't charge transaction fees. Pentagon Federal Credit Union announced in October 2011 that it was joining Capital One in eliminating foreign transaction fees on all of its credit cards. In November 2011, Discover joined in, lopping the fee from all its cards. || Barclaycard Rewards Visa $5500 || AMEX BCE $2000 || Discover IT $3000 || Amazon Rewards Visa $1800 || || Chase Freedom $2700 || CSP $5000 || Chase Marriott Premier $7500 || Sallie Mae MC $3800 || FICO Scores: EX 752 (31313) || EQ 782 (10413) || TU 724 (11813) In the garden as of 10122013. Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Permalink Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content.

Re: No forex fees, no annual fee. B of A Travel Rewards. No annual fee, no forex fee, emv chip and 1.5% on all spending. This is pretty much his only option, unless he's eligible for PenFed. Some of their cards have no AF and no forex charges. What is wrong with Cap1 and Discover? But increasingly, consumers -- especially wealthy and frequently flying consumers -- see offers that don't charge transaction fees. Pentagon Federal Credit Union announced in October 2011 that it was joining Capital One in eliminating foreign transaction fees on all of its credit cards. In November 2011, Discover joined in, lopping the fee from all its cards. Discover has much more limited acceptance than MCVisa. This may be less true in certain parts of Asia where DiscoverJCB has a strong presence, but if I had to carry only one no-forex card for travelling I'd choose MCVisa before Discover.

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When traveling, it’s always nice to buy a keepsake to remember your time abroad. However, that purchase can also be a not-so nice reminder if you happen to get hit with foreign transaction fees. That’s why, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s a good idea to get an international credit card with no foreign transaction fees. Our review of the year’s best international credit cards showcases a variety of cards with plenty of perks to appreciate. Have a look at what our top picks have to offer and apply online in minutes for the international credit card that’s right for you. The Simple Dollar's top picks for the best no foreign transaction fee credit cards. Great all-around international credit card. Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening No foreign transaction fees 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel. No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Issuer: Chase Rewards Details: 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide Annual Fee: $0 Intro for the First Year, then $95 Balance Transfer Fee: Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater. Cash Advance APR: 26.74% Variable Foreign Transaction Fee: $0 Introductory APR: NA Introductory APR Period: NA Introductory Balance Transfer APR: NA Introductory Balance Transfer Period: NA Ongoing APR: 17.74% - 24.74% Variable Penalty APR: None. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of the safest spending options for anyone traveling abroad. It is recognized all over the world making it a fine choice for those looking to avoid foreign transaction fees. It also features some of the best rewards potential with 2X points on travel and dining domestic and abroad. Not to mention, it also earns 1X points on all other purchases. Cardmembers earn 1x points per $1 spent on most purchases, so use it as often as you can. Use it while you’re eating out for 2X points on dining at restaurants worldwide. Even use it while you’re travelling for 2X points on travel by air, taxi, or train. Use it ASAP: Cardmembers earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first three months. Redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® and get 25% more value. The annual fee is $95 a year. However, Chase does waive that fee for the first year.

If you don’t dine out often, then you might miss out on one of this card’s biggest benefits. The same is true if you are not the traveling type. In these cases, you might be better off considering a card with more flexible benefits. If you love generous rewards and no foreign transaction fees, you’ll love the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card You can earn 2X points on travel and dining worldwide and 1X on all other purchases. Redeeming these points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® can also get you 25% more value. Best for first year rewards matching. Issuer: Discover Rewards Details: 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon. com, or wholesale clubs up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate. 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases - automatically. Annual Fee: $0 Balance Transfer Fee: 3% Cash Advance APR: 26.74% Variable Introductory APR: 0% Introductory APR Period: 14 months Introductory Balance Transfer APR: 0% Introductory Balance Transfer Period: 14 months Ongoing APR: 13.74% - 24.74% Variable.

For anyone looking for a fast way to earn some rewards, the Discover it® Cash Back has you covered. With this card, you can earn 5% cash back on purchases in rotating quarterly categories (up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate). And, true to its name, the Discover it® Cash Back card features a first-year, dollar-for-dollar match of all the rewards you’ve earned. Maximize your rewards during your first year. Discover’s Cashback Match™ program gives members a dollar-for-dollar match of all the rewards they’ve earned after one year of membership. Use this card for everything. From groceries, to movies, to travel, you’ll receive 1% unlimited cash back automatically on all other purchases. Take your time. Rewards never expire. There’s nothing more flexible than cash, but members only earn 1% back on the majority of their purchases. So if you spend $100, you’ll earn $1 back. The Discover it® Cash Back card is not strictly a travel rewards card but, if you love to travel, then there’s plenty to love about this card. Beyond the $0 foreign transaction fees, this card makes it easier to save up for your next trip with its signature Cashback Match™ feature.

Not to mention the 5% cash back on purchases in rotating categories (up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate). Best no annual fee international card. Issuer: Discover Rewards Details: 1.5 Miles per dollar on all purchases. Annual Fee: $0 Balance Transfer Fee: 3% Cash Advance APR: 26.74% Variable Introductory APR: 0% Introductory APR Period: 14 months Introductory Balance Transfer APR: 10.99% Introductory Balance Transfer Period: 14 months Ongoing APR: 13.74% - 24.74% Variable. If you’re looking to bank travel rewards with no annual fee, then the Discover it® Miles card should be your top pick. Members earn 1.5x Miles per dollar on every purchase, with no annual fee to reduce the rewards they earn. You’ll be able to earn miles simply by buying coffee in the morning. Or shopping. Or traveling. And Discover will double all the miles earned at the end of your first year of membership! Each purchase earns 1.5X miles per dollar spent, and there’s no limit.

So if you’re trying to save money on expensive airfare, use the card for everyday expenses. They’ll add up. Everybody’s got a dream vacation, and with the Discover it® Miles card, you can actually make it happen. Discover will automatically match all miles earned at the end of your first year, seriously reducing transportation costs. Don’t worry about when or where you want to travel. Rewards come without blackout dates. You’ll be able to fly any airline, to any location. That’s because rewards are redeemable for a travel statement credit, so you can book however you’d like. The Discover it® Miles card is a miles-based card which can be a little limiting compared to other cards on the market. While you can redeem these miles for travel tickets, lodging, and more, you cannot transfer these miles toward frequent flyer programs. If that’s not something you’re interested in, then you’ll still find plenty to appreciate about this user-friendly card. If you love the ease and flexibility, then the Discover it® Miles might just be the perfect travel companion. You’ll be able to fly by the seat of your pants and pay as you go without sacrificing your independence. Furthermore, you can redeem your rewards for statement credit towards travel purchases.

Not to mention the first year, mile for mile match to make earning free travel even easier. Best for earning points and redemption flexibility. Receive 50,000 bonus points - a $500 value – after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. Earn unlimited 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases If you’re a Bank of America Preferred Rewards client, you can get a 25%-75% rewards bonus on every purchase. No limit to the points you can earn and your points don’t expire Flexibility to redeem for a statement credit, deposit into eligible Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® accounts like checking, savings, and 529, for gift cards or use at the Bank of America Travel Center. Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections No Foreign Transaction Fees Low $95 annual fee. Issuer: Bank of America Rewards Details: 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases. Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections. Trip CancellationTrip Interruption provides reimbursement of up to $5,000 per person, per trip, for the unused prepaid non-refundable travel expenses including passenger fares, tours, and hotels if you have to cancel due to a covered reason. 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases. Annual Fee: $95.00 Balance Transfer Fee: Either $10 or 3% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater. Cash Advance APR: See Terms Foreign Transaction Fee: none Introductory APR: NA Introductory APR Period: NA Introductory Balance Transfer APR: NA Introductory Balance Transfer Period: NA Ongoing APR: 17.74% - 24.74% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers Penalty APR: up to 29.99% APR. The Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card doesn’t hide its benefits in its name.

If you have an account with the aforementioned bank and you love travel perks, this card is essentially made for you. And with a generous 50,000 bonus points offer for new account holders, you’ll be on your way toward earning luxury-level benefits in under half the time. Use this card for all of your travel expenses in order to take advantage of travel perks. Redeem for gift cards or cash back as a statement credit or into your Bank of America account. Use this card abroad, since there is no foreign transaction fee. Travel abroad will help you reach the $3,000 mark in the first 90 days of opening your account to earn 50,000 bonus points. While the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card is great for the frequent traveler, it’s tough to get the most out of its benefits if you’re not a Bank of America customer, you don’t have a good credit score, or you don’t qualify for any of the Preferred Rewards. With a $95 annual fee as well, you want to make sure it will support your lifestyle. This card offers a high points earning rate and flexible redemption options. 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and 1.5 points per $1 spent on everything else can open the floodgates if you use the card regularly. There’s also no limit to how many points you can earn, and they don’t expire. Couple that with a $0 foreign transaction fee and you have some pretty wide lanes to travel. If you’re a Preferred Rewards customer on the go, both domestically and internationally, this card is well worth the low annual fee. Here are the best no foreign transaction fee credit cards for 2018: Are credit cards international? While most credit cards can be used internationally, not all of them are created equal. Your goal should be find the right international credit card for you that does not charge a foreign transaction fee. While a 1% to 3% foreign transaction fee may not seem like a lot, it can start to add up. If two people spent $2,500 on transportation, hotel, and dining while abroad, they’d be looking at $25 to $75 just in fees. Is an international credit card safer than cash? Overall, there are many reasons that international credit cards are safer than cash.

Quite a few, including the ones we reviewed, are chip-enabled, which helps to prevent fraudulent purchases. Another thing that makes international credit cards safer is that they can be easily canceled and replaced if the card is lost or stolen. You can’t really do that if a wad of bills goes missing. Other examples that prove international credit cards can be safer include the following: Many other countries outside of the U. S. now employ more stringent authentication on purchases made with credit cards. It’s much easier to monitor your transaction activity on a credit card account versus trying to keep track of all of those receipts. Swiping your credit card on a purchase is less conspicuous (and more convenient) than fumbling in your pocket for the local currency. Additionally, some international credit cards might even offer travel insurance and lost luggage reimbursement. Contact your credit card provider to learn more about these and other safeguards. What is a foreign transaction fee? A foreign transaction fee is a fee charged by your credit card issuer to use your card outside of the United States or with non-U. S. retailers (sometimes even online).

As mentioned above, this fee is a percentage (usually 1% to 3%) of the total transaction cost. Which credit card is best for international travel? The best international credit card is the one that fits your travel needs, but ideally it would have no foreign transaction fees, a low annual fee, and the opportunity to earn substantial rewards toward your travel. How to find your ideal travel credit card. After reviewing the best international credit cards on our list, you may find that one stands out to you based on your travel goals. For instance, if your goal is to earn as many points as possible, you may consider the Discover it® Cash Back for the opport



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