0% Foreign Fees Credit Cards

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Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard

$0 annual fee
0% foreign transaction fees

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The Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard features a $0 annual fee, a low balance transfer offer, and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.

  • $0 p.a. annual fee.
  • 17.99% p.a. on purchases
  • Cash advance rate of 21.99% p.a.
  • Up to 55 days interest free
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Compare No Foreign Currency Exchange Fee Credit Cards

Rates last updated November 18th, 2018
Name Product Foreign Currency Conversion Fee Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee Overseas Cash Advance Fee Annual fee Product Description
Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard
0% of transaction value
$0
2% of transaction amount or $4 (whichever is greater)
$0 p.a.
Offers a $0 annual fee, 0% foreign transaction fees, complimentary international travel insurance and a balance transfer offer.
28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard
0% of transaction value
$0
3% of the cash advance or $4 (whichever is greater)
$0 p.a.
No foreign transaction fees on international purchases including international purchases online, together with a no annual fee.
Bankwest Breeze Platinum Mastercard
0% of transaction value
$0
2% of transaction amount or $4 (whichever is greater)
$99 p.a.
Receive a 0% p.a. interest rate on purchases and balance transfers for 13 months, complimentary travel insurance and 0% foreign transaction fees.
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
0% of transaction value
$5
$0
$225 p.a.
Receive 40,000 bonus Velocity Points, 2 yearly Virgin Australia lounge passes, plus enjoy $0 overseas purchase transaction fees.

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Compare No Foreign Currency Exchange Fee Debit Cards

Rates last updated November 18th, 2018
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Name Product Debit Card Access ATM Withdrawal Fee Fee Free Deposit p.m. Monthly Account Fee Product Description
HSBC Everyday Global Account
Visa
$0
$0
No foreign ATM or transaction fees.
$0 monthly account fee.
Enjoy no minimum ongoing balance or transaction requirements and the flexibility to hold up to 10 currencies. Apple Pay and Google Pay available.
NAB Classic Banking with Platinum Visa Debit Card
Visa
$0
$0
$0 transaction fee on international purchases.
Complimentary travel insurance included.
Complimentary travel insurance plus additional free cover. Get $10 cash back when you spend $1000 on contactless purchases.
ING Orange Everyday Account
Visa
$0
$0
$0 international transaction fees.
ATM fee rebate.
Pay no International transaction fees and receive a rebate on overseas ATM withdrawal fees when you deposit $1,000 per month and make 5+ card purchases a month
Citi Global Currency Account
Mastercard
$0
$0
$0 transaction fee on international purchases.
Save on international transaction fees by using local currencies with your debit card.
If you’re shopping online on a US site, you can set your debit card transaction currency to USD to pay no international transaction fees.

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Compare Prepaid Travel Cards

Rates last updated November 18th, 2018
Name Product Description Available Currencies ATM Withdrawal Fee Reload Fee Initial Load Fee
Hold up to 10 currencies and lock in your exchange rate. No load, reload or transaction fees on purchases and part of a worldwide ATM alliance.
AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, USD
AUD 3.50, USD 2.50, GBP 2.00, EUR 2.20, NZD 4.50, CAD 3.00, HKD 20.00, SGD 4.00, THB 95, JPY 260

0%
$0
Get the chance to win a share of 1 million Qantas Points for every $100 in foreign currency you load onto your Qantas Travel Money card plus earn up to 5000 bonus points.
AUD, AED, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, USD
AUD 1.95, CAD 2.00, EUR 1.50, GBP 1.25, HKD 15.00, JPY 160, NZD 2.50, SGD 2.50, USD 1.95, THB 70.00, AED 6.50

1%
$0

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How do credit cards with no foreign fees work?

When you travel or shop online with a retailer that's based overseas, many cards will charge a foreign transaction fee worth around 2–3% of your purchase. But credit cards with 0% foreign fees waive this cost, helping you save on charges when you make overseas purchases.

How much can I save with a 0% foreign fee card?

The potential savings you can get on a credit card with no foreign transaction fees depends on how much you spend overseas and the fees you'd pay on a different credit card. For example, if you spent $5,000 on a credit card with a foreign transaction fee of 3%, you would pay $150 more than you would if you use a card with a 0% foreign transaction fee.

How to compare 0% foreign fee credit cards

A bunch of credit cards offer 0% foreign transaction fees, so what else should you compare when considering a credit card to use overseas?

  • Annual fees. Weighing the cost of any annual fee against the potential savings you could get from paying 0% foreign transaction fees will help you find a card that's affordable for you.
  • Overseas ATM withdrawal fees. Getting cash out of an ATM overseas can also attract a fee worth at least $3 or between 2-4% of the total transaction. Choosing a card that offers $0 international ATM withdrawals can allow you to avoid this charge.
  • Cash advance fees. Even if you get a credit card that offers $0 ATM fees, using it to withdraw cash can attract a cash advance fee that's typically worth between 2-4% of the transaction. You'll also be charged interest at the cash advance interest rate, which is higher than the purchase rate on most credit cards. So if you need to get cash when you're overseas, you might want to consider using a debit card or prepaid travel card instead.
  • Purchase rate. Unless you pay your credit card balance off in full by the due date on each statement, your overseas spending will attract interest at the card's standard rate. In some cases, this could reduce the value you get from having no foreign transaction fees, so make sure you consider this when you're comparing different cards.
  • Other travel benefits. Some cards offer additional perks, such as complimentary travel insurance, airport lounge access or frequent flyer points for your spending. Make sure you check what requirements you need to meet to use these perks, otherwise they won't add to the value of the card.

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What else do I need to think about?

When you're travelling or shopping online with an international retailer, keeping the following factors in mind can help you get the most out of your 0% foreign transaction fee credit card.

  • Currency conversion. When you use an Australian credit card to make a transaction in another currency, it will be converted back to Australian dollars based on the exchange rate that's applicable for your credit card. For example, if you spent US$100 and the applicable exchange rate was US$0.72 to AUD$1, this transaction would show up on your credit card account as AUD$138.80.
  • Local currency vs. Australian dollar payments. Sometimes when you're travelling, a business will give you the option of paying in the local currency or in Australian dollars. If you choose to pay in Australian dollars, the transaction will be processed using Dynamic Currency Conversion, which usually costs you a lot more than paying in the local currency.
  • Other travel money options. It's often useful to have a couple of different ways to spend money when you're travelling. As well as a credit card, you may want to buy foreign currency before you go or take a debit card in case you end up needing cash when you're away. Another option is to get a prepaid travel card that lets you spend money in different currencies, which would give you another way to avoid foreign transaction fees.

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If you're a frequent traveller or regularly shop online with international retailers, a credit card that has 0% foreign transaction fees could help you keep your costs to a minimum. Just remember to compare a range of options and look at the other features available so that you can find a credit card that really suits your needs.

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    DaveJuly 1, 2018

    If 28 degrees card is in credit (nothing owing) and use it to withdraw cash at overseas ATM, then surely there will be no ‘cash advance fee’ or interest charged? Is that right? Thanks.

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiJuly 2, 2018Staff

      Hi Dave!

      Thanks for your message.

      You can withdraw or do a CASH ADVANCE from your 28 Degrees credit card at no cash advance interest rate charged. However, you will still be charged a cash advance fee and an ATM withdrawal fee (operator fee)

      Hope this clarifies.

      Regards,
      Nikki

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      TravellerJuly 7, 2018

      Perhaps Nikki misunderstood Dave’s excellent question. Or perhaps I have!!! If your 28 degrees card has a positive balance of say $3k and you withdraw 500€ then surely there’s no cash advanced fee nor interest charged???

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiJuly 11, 2018Staff

      Hi Traveller,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Sorry for the confusion. If you have a positive credit card balance and you intend to use your money put into it, there will be no cash advanced interest rate charged. However, there will still be a charge on cash advance fees and ATM withdrawal fee (ATM operator fee).

      Hope this clarifies!

      Regards,
      Nikki

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    BrianApril 22, 2018

    If I had say a Bankwest or 28 Deg card and wanted say to purchase, whist in Australia, a cruise costing several thousand $US dollars with an overseas company using that card would I be charged a conversion and/ or an overseas transaction fee?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniApril 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      For the Latitude 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard, there’s 0% of transaction value under the foreign currency conversion fee.

      If you have a Bankwest Zero Mastercard, then you will be charged 2.95% of transaction value as the foreign currency conversion fee.

      As a friendly reminder, while we do not represent any company we feature on our pages, we can offer you general advice.

      I suggest that you also verify this info with your bank/credit card issuer before you make your dollar transaction.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    JohnnyAugust 4, 2017

    I want a credit card for an overseas trip. Points on velocity would be great, as would no international currency transfer fees.
    Any suggestions, please? I’ve never had a credit card, just debit cards.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchAugust 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Johnny,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You can also have a look on this page for more options that you can compare. These are for Frequent Flyer Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    redMay 12, 2017

    Hi there,

    Im travelling to Ireland and the UK for three weeks and would like a small amount credit card just in case i need more funds.

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldMay 12, 2017Staff

      Hi Ladasedlar,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you are abut to travel overseas you may want to consider the following options.
      1. Travel Money Guide: Ireland
      2. Travel Money Guide: UK

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    AlleyApril 28, 2017

    I have a NZ kiwibank visa debit card, and I’ve been using it to withdraw money from da Commonwealth ATM in Australia where I am now residing. The fees are extremely high. Can u please which ATM in Australia day either hve a free foreign ATM fee or lesser fees?

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldApril 28, 2017Staff

      Hi Alley,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      While ATMs are convenient, they can also be an expensive way to access cash. With your current circumstance you may find this option helpful.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    YongJanuary 13, 2017

    Is there a ATM withdrawal fee for 28 Degrees MasterCard from an ATM in the US? Can I withdraw from any ATMs in US? Thanks.

    • finder Customer Care
      JasonJanuary 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Yong,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There’s no ATM withdrawal fee with 28 Degrees MasterCard when used with ATMs with the MasterCard logo anywhere in the world. Please note though that there would be a cash advance fee of $4 or 3% of the cash advance (whichever is greater) when you withdraw cash from an ATM with this card. Please click this link for more information about 28 Degrees MasterCard.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    narelleJanuary 12, 2017

    I am tossing up between Bankwest and 28 degrees both have some good and bad reviews. Does the Bankwest charge the payment fee that everyone seems to be complaining about 95c to make a payment?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayJanuary 12, 2017Staff

      Hi Narelle,

      Thanks for your question.

      No, Bankwest does not charge you a fee when making payments for your credit cards bills.

      Cheers,
      May

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    BrendaNovember 4, 2016

    We are Canadians travelling to Australia & New Zealand. I am confused about wether it is more advantageous to use a Canadian credit card or a U.S. dollar credit card in these countries. Both cards have no currency surcharge transaction fee. They are both Mastercards. I believe the exchange rate is more favourable for the Candian dollar.

    • finder Customer Care
      MayNovember 4, 2016Staff

      Hi Brenda,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Just to confirm that the credit cards we feature on our site are available to people in Australia only.

      As for your cards issued in Canada and in the US, since those cards have a MasterCard logo, most likely, those can be used in any ATM in Australia and New Zealand that accepts MasterCard. Though please note that you have to contact your issuing banks to verify the other possible fees they charge when you use them overseas.

      Cheers,
      May

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    September 19, 2016

    Why do 28deg M/C charge above M/Cards’s exchange rate.When they claim no currency conversion fees?

    • finder Customer Care
      SallySeptember 20, 2016Staff

      Hi Dan,

      Thanks for your question.

      The cards don’t charge a currency conversion fee, but your funds will still be impacted by the exchange rates in place if you spend in a foreign currency. So while you might not be charged an additional fee when making a purchase in a foreign currency, your funds will be exchanged in accordance with the exchange rate that is in place.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    kimAugust 16, 2016

    I have a smart salary meal entertainment card. l intend to use it in Malaysia, is there a transaction fee and conversion fee?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayAugust 16, 2016Staff

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Unfortunately, as we do not have information on the financial institution that backed your salary meal entertainment card, I’m afraid we’re unable to check if transaction and conversion fees are applicable to your card.

      Cheers,
      May

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