Credit Card for Foreign Purchases

Reader Sam points me to the Schwab Bank Visa Card which, according to its FAQ, doesn’t hit you with foreign transaction fees. There are other cards with the same feature, it’s the only redeeming aspect of Capital One for instance, but this card also gives you 2% cash back into a Schwab One brokerage account.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. The Charles Schwab Visa Check Card does not charge a foreign transaction fee either and has free cash withdrawal from ATMs. They also seem to give a highly competitive exchange rate in my experience.

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