Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee

Posted By: justaroofer

Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 01:56 PM

Anyone have a credit card, that doesn't charge a foreign transaction fee (specifically in Australia/New Zealand), that they would recommend?

My daughter is getting ready to go to New Zealand for a semester of college. She makes good money nannying and is pretty conservative. She has been running her finances on a cash basis, except for a credit card on my account for emergencies.
Posted By: jpfitzy7

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 02:28 PM

My JetBlue card does not charge foreign transaction fees. I use it all over Europe and it's great. Plus the miles I earn gets me back to the islands a lot quicker!
Posted By: kneafseym

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 03:11 PM

After following the Points Guy on Facebook,...

The travel card I switched to is the Chase Sapphire card. Initially it looks very expensive at $450, but you get $300 back in travel credit. The points are effortless to use compared to airline miles. You also get Priority Pass, which gives you club access at many airports around the world with free guest privileges. Also the standard global entry rebate. So the annual fee gets beaten down to about $130 and I think there is a 50,000 points sign up bonus, which is good for $750 in travel or $500 cash back, makes it free the first year. If interested, I can send you a referral code and I will get 10,000 points.
Posted By: Manpot

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 05:17 PM

Capital One has worked great for me..only card I have..check it out..
Posted By: DanS

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 05:36 PM

I agree the CapitalOne Quicksilver card is a good deal and very straightforward -- no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and 1.5% cash back on everything.

By the way, my friend's daughter went to New Zealand for school, and ended up staying. Watch out! grin

Dan cheers
Posted By: snmhanson

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 07:13 PM

We've been using the Capital One Venture for the past several years. No foreign transaction fees and you get two points for every dollar spend. Each point is worth .01 of travel credit which can be used as a credit on any travel related expenses you charge on the card. So basically you are earning 2% on all of your charges. Annual fee is $95, but waived the first year and it looks like they are offering a 50,000 point bonus if you charge $3,000 within three months of opening the card. We have several reward credit cards, but the Capital One is the only one we use.

Posted By: TomC

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/03/2018 07:40 PM

Ditto Capital One Venture. I am also very impressed with Cap One's customer service and fraud protection. I frequently receive texts/emails asking to verify anything questionable. For example, I recently made duplicate purchases back-to-back with the same merchant and Cap One immediately asked if that was OK.
Posted By: ECRunner

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/04/2018 01:18 AM

Citi just announced yesterday that they are doing away with the foreign transaction fees on their Costco card, so if you have that card or have a need for it, that's one more benefit, and I don't believe there is an annual fee on that card. I believe that is effective later this month. Also, check into the new Bank of America Premium Rewards Card. There is an annual fee ($95), but if you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days, you get 50,000 points ($500). You also get either TSA pre-check or Global Entry fees refunded, and a $100 airline bonus (I think for things like food and drink on flights or baggage fees, not for tickets).
Posted By: justaroofer

Re: Credit card w/o foreign trans. fee - 01/06/2018 08:08 PM

She got one.
Once again the fine folks of TTOL come thru.
Thanks for the info/hlep!
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