John S Kiernan, Managing Editor
Visa and Mastercard are tied in the categories that matter most to consumers. Both Visa and Mastercard are accepted in more than 200 countries, and it is rare to find a location that accepts one but not the other. Furthermore, both Visa and Mastercard administer certain benefits programs, including rental car insurance and extended warranties. But individual card issuers decide what coverage cardholders receive.
So it doesn’t really matter whether you have a Visa or Mastercard in your wallet. As long as you have at least one of them and your card offers competitive terms, you’ll be in good shape. If you’d like to learn more about the similarities and differences between Visa and Mastercard, including how the best credit cards on each network compare, check out WalletHub’s complete Visa vs. Mastercard review.
For me i prefer to use my Visa card everywhere i travel to. They offer added benefits on top of the benefits that card issuers include with their cards.
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