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Old 17.08.2011, 21:34
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Withdraw EUR in Europe from CS CHF account.


Is anyone familiar with the Credit Suisse cards use in Europe?

I am travelling this month in Europe and need to pay card/cash in EUR and I have two choices (I have only CHF account):

- get cash using the Maestro card (~4 CHF + 0.01% commission)
- pay with Visa/Amex card (2% commission)
(cash advance with Visa/Amex is just too expensive)

The problem is that the exchange rate strange.
Given the commissions I was expecting somewhere close to the spot rate but it varies from that. I have checked the statements and could not come to a conclusion of the rate they use so it is hard to make a decision which one to use.

If anyone familiar with these please advise.
I will be able to talk with the bank advisor only at the month end.

Thank you.
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Old 18.08.2011, 06:52
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Re: Withdraw EUR in Europe from CS CHF account.

Just withdraw Euros from the CS money machine in Switzerland.
You pay no extra bank charges, because you use a CS bancomat, and the conversion rate will be similar
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