I bought something with my credit card when I was abroad and when the bill came there was a 2 percent fee. What’s that?
Many credit card companies charge a fee for purchases made in a foreign country. Sometimes this is called a foreign transaction fee. Different card companies have different rules about these fees.
Your cardholder agreement should tell you the rules for your
credit card. Before you travel, you might want to call your card company and
ask what fees will apply when you use your card outside of the United States.
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Submit a complaint
We’ll forward your issue to the company, give you a tracking number, and keep you updated on the status of your complaint.