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  - Don't get caught out by expensive cards abroad. Compare the best travel credit cards that charge low fees for foreign use.
 
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Barclaycard

Platinum Travel Visa
2.99% /
Min: £2.99
Visa
0.00%
Visa
0.00%
  • [gNo non-sterling transaction fees on foreign spend and ATM withdrawals until 31.8.18
  • Can't change payment due date
  • Contactless payments up to £30
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 11.9% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 11.9% APR variable. 
Creation Financial Services

Creation Everyday Credit Card MasterCard
0.00% /
Min: £0.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • Low APR of 12.9%
  • No balance transfers from Creation Financial Services cards
  • Manage your card online
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 12.9% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 12.9% APR variable. 
Halifax

Clarity Credit Card MasterCard
0.00% /
Min: £0.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • No balance transfer fee
  • Rates dependent on credit rating
  • Manage your card online
Details... 
  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 18.95% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 18.9% APR variable. 
Nationwide BS

Select Credit Card Visa
2.50% /
Min: £3.00
Visa
0.00%
Visa
0.00%
  • Earn commission-free purchases abroad during the year
  • Rates dependent on credit rating
  • Manage your card online
Details...
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 15.9% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 15.9% APR variable. 
Santander

All in One Credit Card MasterCard
3.00% /
Min: £3.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • 0.5% cashback on purchases
  • Monthly fee of £3
  • Manage your card online
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 15.9% variable per annum for purchases. Fee of £3 per month applies. Representative 21.7% APR variable. 
Post Office Money®

Post Office Money Platinum MasterCard
2.50% /
Min: £3.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • 0% on balance transfers for 22 months
  • Rates dependent on credit rating
  • Manage your account online
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 17.8% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 17.8% APR variable. 
Lloyds Bank

Avios Rewards Amex/MasterCard
3.00% /
Min: £3.00
MasterCard
0.00%
American Express
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
American Express
0.00%
  • No foreign usage charge
  • Rates dependent on credit rating
  • Receive both a MasterCard and an American Express
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 18.94% variable per annum for purchases. Fee of £24 per annum applies. Representative 23.7% APR variable. 
nuba

All Round Credit Card MasterCard
5.00% /
Min: £0.00
Visa
0.00%
Visa
0.00%
  • % on balance transfers for 26 months
  • No balance transfers from MBNA cards
  • Contactless payments up to £30
Details... 
  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 18.9% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 18.9% APR variable. 
Royal Bank of Scotland

Reward Black Credit Card MasterCard
3.00% /
Min: £0.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • 1% Rewards on supermarket spend (0.5% at their petrol stations), 1% on selected retailers & contactless transactions
  • Annual fee £84, waived if Reward Black Current Account holder
  • Manage your card online
Details... 
  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 15.94% variable per annum for purchases. Fee of £84 per annum applies. Representative 33.6% APR variable. 
NewDay Ltd

aqua Advance MasterCard
3.00% /
Min: £3.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • Possible rate reduction of 5% a year for 3 years
  • High rate for cash withdrawals
  • Low credit limit. For people who've had credit problems in the past
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 34.91% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 34.9% APR variable. 
NatWest

Reward Black Credit Card MasterCard
3.00% /
Min: £0.00
MasterCard
0.00%
MasterCard
0.00%
  • 1% Rewards on supermarket spend (0.5% at their petrol stations), 1% on selected retailers & contactless transactions
  • Annual fee £84, waived if Reward Black Current Account holder
  • Manage your card online
Details... 
  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 18.9% variable per annum for purchases. Fee of £84 per annum applies. Representative 37.1% APR variable. 
Nationwide BS

Credit Card Visa
2.50% /
Min: £3.00
Visa
2.00%
Visa
2.00%
  • Earn commission-free purchases abroad during the year
  • Rates dependent on credit rating
  • Manage your card online or with the mobile app
Details...
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  Representative Example: Based on a credit limit of £1200.00 charged at 17.9% variable per annum for purchases. Representative 17.9% APR variable. 
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What are Foreign Usage Credit Cards?

When you use your credit card abroad, you are likely to be charged a fee when you make a purchase and an additional fee to withdraw cash. However, some credit cards specialise in not charging, or charge a reduced ‘Foreign Usage Fee’ for purchases made abroad, and some also don’t charge you for ATM withdrawals either.

A Foreign Usage Credit Card, therefore, is particularly good if you are a regular traveller, or for holiday spending.  However, it’s easy to get carried away in the exuberance of a holiday – so be very wary of withdrawing cash at an ATM.

A Foreign Usage Credit Card may not charge you a fee for withdrawing cash, but may charge you a much higher rate of interest than if you made a purchase directly on the card. As well as this, you may be charged interest sooner for any cash withdrawals you make on the card, as opposed to making a purchase.

 

 
 

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