0% Foreign Fees Credit Cards

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Latitude 28° Global Platinum Mastercard

$0 annual fee

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Latitude Financial Services Credit Card Offer

Enjoy up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, no annual fee and no international transaction fees.

  • $0 p.a. annual fee.
  • 21.99% 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 August 21st, 2019
Name Product Foreign Currency Conversion Fee Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee Overseas Cash Advance Fee Annual fee Product Description
Latitude 28° Global 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.

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Compare No Foreign Currency Exchange Fee Debit Cards

Rates last updated August 21st, 2019
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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
Special offer: $100 bonus for new HSBC customers.
Earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases under $100.
Enjoy no foreign ATM or transaction fees and the flexibility to hold up to 10 currencies. Apple Pay and Google Pay available. T&C's apply to $100 bonus and 2% cashback offers.
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

Updated August 21st, 2019
Name Product Available Currencies ATM Withdrawal Fee Initial Load Fee Reload fee
AUD, USD, EUR, GBP, NZD
EUR €0, GBP £0, AUD $0, USD $0, NZD $0
$0
$0
AUD, USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, AED
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
$0
$0
Load and lock in rates for up to 10 major international currencies on your card. Earn Qantas Points on all eligible purchases in Australia and overseas.
AUD, USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, AED
USD $2.50, EUR €2.50, GBP £2.00, NZD $3.50, THB ฿80.00, CAD $3.50, HKD $18.00, JPY ¥260.00, SGD $3.50, AUD $3.50, AED 10.00
$0
$0
Up to 11 currencies on 1 card locked in exchange rates and no load fees.

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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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    AlexJune 21, 2019

    I am looking for a business credit card with 0% international transaction fees.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiJune 21, 2019Staff

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      As of this writing, we don’t have a list of business credit cards with 0% foreign transaction fees. If you are still looking for business credit cards, you’ll find a list of those on this page. On the page you’ll also read information about:

      – Who is responsible for the credit card? Personal vs business credit card liability
      – How to compare business credit cards
      – Pros and cons of business credit cards
      – How to apply for a business credit card

      As a friendly reminder, read the eligibility criteria, features, and details of the card, as well as the Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before committing to the product.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    BarryApril 15, 2019

    I have signed a contract for an item in the U.S.A, but live in Australia. I have a 6 month 0% interest offer, but want to work out what the best way is to pay the money in US dollars, while not getting ripped off on exchange fees etc. Would it be best to pay on a credit card, or perhaps Qantas travel card (but I found the exchange rates poor on this)? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MaiApril 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Barry,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      If you prefer to pay using a credit card, you need to check with your credit card provider their exchange rates and other fees for paying an item in USD currency. You are right, you can choose to pay using a multi currency travel card. It can help you work out on foreign or international rates and fees.

      After checking the rates and charges when using a credit card payment, try to compare if the low conversion rate of travel cards can compensate the fees versus the credit card fees. This may help you decide which of the two options you would go with.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,
      Mai

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    NicholasFebruary 25, 2019

    I withdrew money from an ATM in the Philippines and the machine said temporary closed, and no money came out. ii wrote the time down and the date. When I got back to Australia, 28 degrees said that I put my chip in and so the transaction was valid. I wrote back that no money came out of the machine, and all machines have cameras now, so they should be able to see I got no money. Can I take this to AFCA as I should not be to blame and it has to be on camera.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiFebruary 26, 2019Staff

      Hi Nicholas,

      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry to hear about what happened. You can check and inquire with AFCA how to handle the situation but make sure you have all supporting documents to validate your claim. Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    AndyDecember 19, 2018

    (Apologies for lengthy message) I love to travel and I hate paying ANY fee’s overseas. About 10 years ago I was away for 4 months and with the total fee’s I paid along the way I could have stayed away much longer, so since then I’ve searched high and low for credit/debit cards to use.
    I found 28 degrees first and that was fantastic until they changed the fee structure for having a positive amount on the card itself and using ATM’s, so I stopped using that one. Plus they introduced some fee’s for paying the card off if it went into debt.
    The past few years I’ve used Citibank debit card and that has been fantastic. I’ve paid no fee’s at all and its very simple to get hold of with no extra banking requirements to keep it – like put X amount per month in the account. I use it overseas and that’s pretty much it. Plus if you do use it in Australia at some restaurants you get a free bottle of wine!!
    Recently I changed banks and joined ING. I heard they had a similar card (Orange everyday Visa) and I managed to get hold of that as well. I’m not 100% sure if you have to deposit at least $1000 per month to get the benefit of no fee’s but as I’ve joined that bank that part is done anyway. Certainly worth a look but double check those rules.
    I would strongly suggest having a look at both the cards above as they are excellent for travel and not paying fees. I wouldn’t travel without them!
    Also, I tried an NAB travel card before and that was a total waste of time due to the poor conversion rates the banks charge, and checking other banks “Travel Cards” I found the same thing. They sound good but you are not getting the best rates on conversion and to add to a bad conversion in Thailand a few years ago I was slugged $8 a time at the ATM.
    Hope that helps someone! Happy travels.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiDecember 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for reaching out for sharing your experience on credit cards. Feel free to get in touch with us again should you need any assistance.

      Best,
      Nikki

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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.

    • Avatarfinder 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???

    • Avatarfinder 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?

    • Avatarfinder 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. However if you have a Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard then NO foreign transaction 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.

    • Avatarfinder 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.

    • Avatarfinder 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?

    • Avatarfinder 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.

    • Avatarfinder 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

Credit Cards Comparison

Rates last updated August 21st, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Citi Clear Platinum Credit Card
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 14 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Offers a long-term balance transfer and $0 first year annual fee. Plus, insurance covers and Citibank Dining Program perks.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Annual Fee Offer
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$50 p.a.
Save with an ongoing $50 annual fee and 0% balance transfer offer. Plus, the ability to earn up to 30,000 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months.
Latitude Low Rate Mastercard
11.99% p.a.
$69 p.a.
Offers a competitively low interest rate and annual fee, plus up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.

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