- Way OT – Sorry – Recommend me a credit card for use outside the UK
If you need cash whilst away, consider a Nationwide account, the debit is transaction free overseas. I just change a bit before I go to cover trains etc. and use the CC for most other things.
Otherwise anything with a VISA or MASTERCARD sign on it is just fine for 99% of the world. I always used to use my Tesco card (got several days out on the points) but have to use a corporate card now.Posted 4 years ago
Never found any has a definite advantage over what you can get out of the card if you can use your own and claim back.CaptainFlashheartMember
Amex linked to BA is a good choice if you’re flying BA regularly. Rack up those airmiles on your Amex card and use them for holidays/upgrades.
Visa/Mastercard have a far wider acceptance, though, which is the only real downside of the above. As such, I tend to have both my BA Amex and a Barclaycard with me for most travels.Posted 4 years agowebwonkmtberMember
I was sure I read a thread on here a while back about one of the cc providers not charging for overseas transactions, and it’s that really appeals.
Will never ever ever fly BA if I can avoid it, so won’t take that option Flashy 😉
Sounds like it’s worth a gander at the Post Office for cheap fees. Particularly as I don’t care about points and rewards, because they are – for me a) evil and b) a false economy.Posted 4 years agobrassneckSubscriber
Ah, it was the Flex Plus account (current account) – have they binned that then? It probably only makes sense if you travel a lot and have some use for the other benefits. I think most of the ‘extra’ accounts were much of a muchness, but this was the only one that offered the transaction free cash (at the time).Posted 4 years ago
I’ve not had to use a cash point for some time though so it might not be valid.SuiMember
Capitol One Aspire Elite – free concierge service* which is awesomes as it actually works, especially when in a pickle in some shizhole part of the world. Also 2% cash back on everything, so I use it to pay for.. everything (bar mortgage)..
*although £120 year sub for the card.. My expenses paid that back in the first 2 months.Posted 4 years agomilky1980Member
I’ve got a Nationwide C/C that you have to spend money on to gain a balance that you can spend abroad without fees. I just use it for online purchases and fuel, paying the balance off as I go along. Currently can use it for £280 of foreign purchases without fees. That should cover fuel and a lift pass in July 😀Posted 4 years ago
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