Which credit card to use when travelling?

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Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby Mrsbongz » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:42 am

Hello parents, when travelling, do u have a preferred card to use? are the charges different by banks or cards? We are heading to tokyo soon, and anticipate eh.. high usage... any advice? thanks!!

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby ANobleNerd » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:24 pm

It's best to call up your credit card company and ask them how much is the exchange rate if you purchase your product in another currency.

Most of them have different rates, and all of them will levy a fee for VISA or MasterCard.

Also, their rates may vary from time to time, so it's best to do some legwork for the cards you already hold. ;)

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby GoopPwr » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:21 pm

I find citibank exchange rates reasonable. Citi is also more careful. Will ring you just tomcheckmif you"'ve just use the card overseas for a purchase. uob will my second choice.

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby bigsnoopy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:44 pm

What about temp increase in limit.? which one is better?

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby tankee » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:01 pm

bigsnoopy wrote:What about temp increase in limit.? which one is better?



big shopping in mind? :evil:

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby bigsnoopy » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:21 pm

Hehe. Just in case..

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Re: Which credit card to use when travelling?

Postby GoopPwr » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:54 pm

bigsnoopy wrote:What about temp increase in limit.? which one is better?


this wld be on a case by case basis i suppose, and the extend the bank is able to.

retail therapy is good... proven to work like wonders !

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