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Does your credit card charge foreign transaction fees? Some don't

Does your credit card charge foreign transaction fees? Some don't

Thirty-seven percent of credit cards issued by major U.S. companies do not charge consumers foreign transaction fees when they buy items in another country or use an overseas bank, according to a survey released Wednesday. That means no surprises when you go over your credit card statement after returning from Paris or Tokyo. Some of us are not so lucky. CreditCards.com compared information from 163 credit cards from 12 major issuers in the U.S. It found that Capital One, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, HSBC and Discover never charge transaction fees when travelers use their credit cards in another country. Other issuing companies have a mix of fee and no-fee cards. The good...

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