Scope (?):  All Topics
orangearrows
professor
2 3
7 1 1
Hot or Not?
2

How to Avoid Credit Card Problems Abroad

submitted on June 13, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
Lately a lot of banks have hiked their Foreign transaction fee from 3% to 4%.


LIKE many Americans who have tried to use their credit cards in Europe, Elliot E. Porter, a historian from San Francisco, has encountered his share of payment headaches. Perhaps the most aggravating occurred a few months ago at Amsterdam Centraal Station, where he learned only after waiting in line to purchase train tickets that none of his credit cards, which include a MasterCard, Visa and American Express, would be accepted. The problem? They rely on magnetic-strip technology rather than embedded microprocessor chips, which are becoming increasingly common outside the United States.


Read more here > http://travel.nytimes.com/2011.....veler.html
           

Favorite
  Comments

Leave a Comment (members Sign in to comment)

Name

E-Mail (will not be published)

2 x 3 = ?

Emoticons

'Mr Green''Neutral''Twisted''Arrow''Eek''Smile''Confused''Cool''Evil''Big Grin''Idea''Red Face'

(more)


 

Browse by tags