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Foreign transaction fee credit card chart

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Before you start packing for your trip abroad, check to see what's in your wallet first. Using some credit cards overseas will cost you up to 3 percent in fees. Avoid these costly dings by using credit cards created specifically for travelers' needs or by looking for a card that has no or low foreign transaction fees. The list below clues you in as to what your fees might be and which cards can help you avoid them.

Credit card foreign transaction fees

American Express
  • Issuer fee: 2.7%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: N/A
  • Total: 2.7%; fee waived on Platinum, Centurion and Delta cards.
Bank of America
  • Issuer fee: 2%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 3%; fee waived on BankAmericard Travel Rewards card; American Express cards issued through Bank of America have a 1% total fee, including Accolades American Express, Accelerated Rewards and Cash Rewards American Express cards, Virgin Atlantic American Express and Asiana Airlines American Express.
Capital One
  • Issuer fee: none.
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%; absorbed by Capital One
  • Total: 0%
Chase
  • Issuer fee: 2%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 3%; fee waived on J.P. Morgan Select, J.P. Morgan Palladium, Chase Priority Club Select Visa, Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Marriott Rewards Premier, British Airways Visa Signature, Fairmont Visa Signature, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier, United Mileage Plus Club, United Mileage Plus Explorer and The Hyatt credit cards.
Citi
  • Issuer fee: 2%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 3%; fee waived on Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier and the Citi Executive AAdvantage card.
Discover
  • Issuer fee: none.
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: N/A
  • Total: 0%
Wells Fargo
  • Issuer fee: 2%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 3%; fee waived for Wells Fargo Propel 365 and Propel World American Express cards.
Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Issuer fee: 0%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 1%, fee waived on Visa Signature Flagship Rewards and GO REWARDS cards.
First National Bank of Omaha
  • Issuer fee: 2%
  • MasterCard/Visa fee: 1%
  • Total: 3%

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