Avoid the pitfalls of paying with plastic

Holidaymakers need to be aware of fees and withdrawal charges when using their credit cards overseas, writes Dick O’Brien

15th May, 2010

Once upon a time, travelling abroad for a holiday meant buying local currency at your bank’s foreign exchange desk and bringing the rest of your spending money in travellers’ cheques, but much has changed over the past decade.

The growth of international electronic banking links means that it is now possible to use your credit card or debit card in ATM machines worldwide, while the advent of the single European currency means...

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