Yes, all Capital One cards have no foreign transaction fees. Capital One is one of several top credit card issuers that don’t charge foreign fees on any of their credit cards, along with Discover, HSBC, USAA, and PenFed. But most credit cards overall still have them. The average foreign transaction fee is about 1.5%.
Credit cards consistently give the best foreign currency exchange rates. So not having to worry about paying an extra 1-3% on every purchase while abroad is a great perk shared by all the Capital One cards.
That means you won’t pay extra just for shopping at foreign merchants, whether you’re traveling abroad or buying things online from merchants in other countries. Typically, a foreign transaction fee will cost you an extra 1%-3% of the purchase amount. Capital One, Discover, USAA and PenFed are the only major credit card companies that don’t charge foreign fees on any of their cards.
Even though there are no Capital One credit card foreign transaction fees, there’s still one thing you need to watch out for: Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC). Capital One doesn’t impose this on you, but they can’t protect you from it, either, unfortunately. Dynamic currency conversion is when a merchant charges you in U.S. dollars rather than the local currency and uses an unfair exchange rate to inflate the price. You should always tell merchants to charge you in the local currency. And if you see on your receipt that they didn’t, you should ask them to void the transaction and do it over.
As long as you avoid DCC, you won’t have to worry about extra charges when using a Capital One credit card abroad, thanks to your $0 Capital One foreign transaction fee.
You can avoid foreign transaction fees by getting a credit card that doesn’t charge them. Considering that about 25% of current credit card offers don’t charge foreign fees, and those cards are available to people of all credit levels, there’s really no reason to pay these fees. The 10 largest credit card companies all offer at least some cards without foreign transaction fees. And some, like Capital One, Discover, USAA, HSBC and PenFed, don’t charge foreign transaction fees on any of their credit cards.… read full answer
Foreign transaction fees tack on as much as 4% extra to purchases made abroad, which can truly dampen a vacation. Foreign transaction fees aren’t charged by the merchant; they’re charged by the credit card company. And the fees are also charged for online purchases processed abroad, even if you’re sitting in front of your computer at home when you make the purchase. If you’re using a rewards card for purchases abroad, a foreign transaction fee will quickly negate the rewards you’re trying to rack up. The fees are declared in all credit card terms, so make sure you look for that language when you’re applying for credit cards.
That said, if you already have a credit card that charges foreign transaction fees, there’s not much you can do to avoid them, save for not using the card abroad. Consider applying for a travel credit card with good ongoing rewards and no foreign transaction fees. There are plenty to choose from.
One last thing to think about regarding foreign transaction fees: Don’t forget to find the right debit card for your travels. Many debit cards also charge foreign transaction fees and international ATM fees. But having a debit card while abroad is important, as it will allow you to get cash when you need it, which is far cheaper (and safer) than converting money at airports or banks. So make sure to bring a Visa or Mastercard debit card with a low international ATM fee and no foreign transaction fees when you head out of the country.
The Capital One QuicksilverOne foreign transaction fee is 0%. This means you will not be charged extra when you make purchases outside the U.S. using the QuicksilverOne card. Foreign transaction fees on credit cards range from 0% to 3%, depending on the card and issuer. Capital One does not charge foreign transaction fees on any of its personal or business credit cards.… read full answer
No foreign transaction fee is just one of the features that make QuicksilverOne a worthwhile rewards card. It’s pretty easy to get, available even to people with limited or no credit.It also offers 1.5% cash back on all purchases to cancel out its modest $39 annual fee. The QuicksilverOne card is on the Visa credit card network, which means you’ll benefit from wide-ranging international acceptance.
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