Best credit card with no foreign transaction fees

LinkedIn Fruck
Jan 20 18 Comments

I will have multiple India trips coming in this year, so thought of planning for getting no foreign transaction card. Any suggestions?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Microsoft Microsofti
    Costco Citi - No foreign transaction fees + 3% cash back on airfare
    Jan 20 1
    • Google / Eng whoami420
      Don't forget the 4% cash back on gas and the 3% on restaurants. 😍
      Jan 20
  • Amazon Batman_
    Chase sapphire
    Jan 20 1
    • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
      Second this.
      Jan 20
  • Capital One da2de2se
    Get Uber Visa (partnered with Barclays)

    Hands down the best credit card ever!!!!

    You may not be sold looking at this comment... but, if a Capital One employee is recommending a rival product, know that it must be really good.
    Jan 20 2
    • Amazon 6 to go
      Far as I can tell it's the best card out there for dining, aside from a few that have rotating categories (which I hate, just want a card I can rely on all year).

      It can be beat for airfare and hotel though.
      Jan 20
    • Amazon / Eng
      Agreed. Better than the 150 spent on sapphire reserve
      Jan 20
  • Apple HTWn35
    Capital one
    Jan 20 1
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      But it doesn’t work in Afghanistan. I had to use my Citi mastercard, which has fees.
      Jan 20
  • F5 Networks Op64em
    Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature, or whatever it's called, gives 5% cash back on Amazon/Whole Foods spend. And it has no international transaction fee and no annual fee.
    Jan 20 0
  • Uber DyJKbcf
    Uber Visa
    Jan 20 0
  • This is something nerdwallet can help you decide.

    The more important thing to worry about is merchants trying to scam more money out of you by charging you in USD “for convenience”, which has a markup in the price far above any foreign transaction fees you’d get from a credit card.
    Jan 20 0
  • MedeAnalytics wtfa
    Reserve beats anything
    Jan 21 0
  • LinkedIn Fruck
    Thank you for all the comments .. I don’t want to any annual membership fee. I am Costco member, so probably I will go with their card
    Jan 20 0
  • Amazon TCSlave
    Schwab investor checking debit card
    Jan 20 0
  • New / Other

    New Other

    Somewhere in the future.
    Jan 20 0
  • Amazon


    Engineering + Analytics + Tech Entrepreneurship
    Robinhood card. Whenever that thing comes out.
    Jan 20 0
  • Amazon 6 to go
    We need to know more to know which one is best for you.

    First question is whether you are willing to pay an annual fee if the rewards justify it, and second question is whether you like points you can use for travel or whether you want a cash back.

    There are tons of choices that pay 1.5% back but you can do significantly better if you are willing to pay a fee or you meet some other conditions.

    Costco card mentioned by someone else is a good choice if you are already a Costco customer, 3% on travel plus it gets you 4% on gas. But you need to pay Costco member fee to keep it.

    If you can be a Bank of America "preferred rewards" customer (basically by having 100k in a Merrill Edge account) then their travel card becomes a 2.62% back card with no foreign fee and no annual fee. You can also than get their Premium Rewards card that makes travel 3.5% back and easily recover the $95 fee by spending $100 on "airline incidentals" (in flight wifi, extra bags, food, etc).

    If you like points and are willing to pay a fee Google "Chase Trifecta" and get the Sapphire+Freedom combination at a minimum. I don't like points, just too lazy to go figure out the best deal, but if you are willing to familiarize yourself with the options that Chase combination is generally considered to be the best deal. I went the BoA card way just because I'm lazy and like cash.
    Jan 20 0