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Top 5 travel credit cards for use abroad

Top 5 travel credit cards for use abroad

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 25/06/2013
First Published: 25/06/2013

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A recent study by Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks found 42% of people would spend a financial windfall on a holiday abroad, with 62% willing to sacrifice regular clothes shopping trips and gym memberships in return for a few days in the sun.

A number of credit cards designed specifically for overseas usage are available. These types of cards can provide peace of mind, particularly to people who are looking to travel abroad frequently or for a long period of time.

As with any form of credit, it is important to search the market and check the card's terms and conditions to ensure it meets your financial needs.

Here are the current top 5 foreign usage credit cards:


Representative purchase APR Foreign usage details

Halifax Clarity Credit Card MasterCard
12.9% APR
  • No charges and 0% interest on purchases and cash withdrawals in EU and worldwide

Representative purchase APR Foreign usage details

SAGA Over 50's Platinum Visa
11.9% APR
  • 0% interest on purchases in EU and worldwide
  • £2 and 2% cash withdrawal fee

Representative purchase APR Foreign usage details

Post Office Classic MasterCard
19.9% APR
  • 0% interest on purchases in EU and worldwide
  • £3 and 2.5% cash withdrawal fee

Representative purchase APR Foreign usage details

Post Office Platinum MasterCard
16.9% APR
  • 0% interest on purchases in EU and worldwide
  • £3 and 2.5% cash withdrawal fee

Representative purchase APR Foreign usage details

Capital One Aspire World MasterCard
19.9% APR
  • 0% interest on purchases in EU and worldwide
  • £3 and 2.5% cash withdrawal fee
  • • Cashback available for purchases made in pounds sterling

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