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      11-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by BavarianFanatic View Post
I used Amex to pay for my winter tire rental. They charged a foreign currency surcharge - 3% if I remember correctly...
I found this site. Interesting, Capital One charges nothing.

I see that AMEX does typically charge (sorry about that), but I have a Gold Rewards Plus card and have not had a foreign fee. Used it out of country as recently as September and no fees charged. I won't complain!

I will tell you that I've heard from friends who do a lot of Int'l business travel that Visa/MC exchange rates are not as good as AMEX. Obviously every Visa/MC bank is free to charge what they want. Maybe check your bank rates and compare.

Last edited by claykin; 11-15-2012 at 07:57 AM.