Fees on foreign credit card charges
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The cost of using a credit card overseas is going up.
Several major credit card companies are charging 2 percent fees on purchases made outside the United States on top of the 1 percent currency exchange fees long levied by Visa and MasterCard.
Here's a look at the overseas fee policies of some the nation's largest credit card issuers, excluding the traditional 1 percent fees from Visa and MasterCard:
Foreign Transaction Fees
|Bank One/First Usa|
|Bank of America|
American Express is not associated with Visa or MasterCard. American Express customers pay a 2-percent fee on every foreign currency transaction.