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Foreign currencies

When using your credit card to make purchases or obtain cash in a foreign currency, you will be charged a conversion or exchange fee. Credit card exchange rates are generally better than the tourist rate. Check the summary box for details.

For example, if you spend €150 in France, this will be converted into sterling at the current exchange rate (say this is the equivalent of £100). If your card company’s exchange fee is 2% then you will also be charged an additional £2 for the transaction.

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