Today, Macquarie Bank has announced that it will remove international transaction fees on its credit cards at the beginning of next month.
Now offering both a transaction account and credit cards with zero international fees, the bank says it can fully support its travelling customers across its product range.
“We know many of our customers travel overseas and we’re always looking at ways to improve their experience,” Head of Personal Banking for Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services Group, Ben Perham, said.
“We understand that international transaction fees are frustrating, so we’re delighted to announce this change so our customers can use their Macquarie credit card more effectively on the go, wherever they are in the world.”
From next Monday, 1 July, Macquarie Black Card and Macquarie Prestige Card customers will no longer pay international transaction fees or be charged the 3% overseas cash withdrawal fee.
Although the standard cash withdrawal fee still applies when customers use their credit card at an ATM, at home or overseas, Macquarie are also reducing the interest rate to match the standard purchase rate of 20.70%.
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But Macquarie aren’t alone, other credit card providers have done the same and won’t charge you a thing on overseas transactions.
According to the RBA’s recent annual bank fee survey, while banks’ income made on credit card fees steadily increased in 2018, there was a decline in the amount banks made in foreign conversion fees.
So if you're sick of international transaction fees on your credit card, take a look below for two more credit cards that have also axed these charges.