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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

How did you "load" your Revolut accounts? It asks me to do so by CC via NFC, but won't that incure the "foreign surcharge" on the CC yet again?
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Old 13.09.2018, 18:31
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How did you "load" your Revolut accounts? It asks me to do so by CC via NFC, but won't that incure the "foreign surcharge" on the CC yet again?

Your account --> Your Transferwise account --> Load Revolut by your Transferwise card
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How did you "load" your Revolut accounts? It asks me to do so by CC via NFC, but won't that incure the "foreign surcharge" on the CC yet again?
Bank transfer from UBS ... cost CHF5 per transfer

So typically load a few thousand onto the card each time.
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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

Happened to me too. Made a purchase on a Swiss site, paid in CHF, absolutely no indication that the payment was being conducted abroad. And yet it was and i was charged. I complained and got a refunnd but they also infrmed me that T&C had changed and any transactions done abroad would incur surcharge whether you know it or not.
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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

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Your account --> Your Transferwise account --> Load Revolut by your Transferwise card
Why?

I understood that Transferwise now has a card that works the same as Revolut, or is this not correct?
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Why?

I understood that Transferwise now has a card that works the same as Revolut, or is this not correct?

Transferwise woks almost the same as Revolut, but it cannot withdraw cash for free.
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Transferwise woks almost the same as Revolut, but it cannot withdraw cash for free.
Upto £200 a month is free, after that 2%. So worse than many credit cards.
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Bank transfer from UBS ... cost CHF5 per transfer

So typically load a few thousand onto the card each time.

From UBS, transfer with "costs charged to the receiver" and it's free . I mean what you send is what arrives on Revolut and there are no charges from UBS
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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

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Made a purchase on a Swiss site
A site with a .ch ending does not make forcedly the sender Swiss. As a swiss license plate does not make automatically a Swiss driver sitting in the car.
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From UBS, transfer with "costs charged to the receiver" and it's free . I mean what you send is what arrives on Revolut and there are no charges from UBS
Revolut accept this?
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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

I just noticed this phenomen yesterday with booking.com.
I booked a Swiss hotel with a Swiss mastercard and have to pay an extra 1.5% because booking.com have an Amsterdam address.
I'll see if I have an opportunity, when I am asked to give a reputation score for the hotel, to make a comment about it. In future, I may also consider using booking.com simply to get a guide price, then contact the hotels directly to see if they have any better offers.
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Re: 1.5% credit card surcharge on website owned by a foreign company

Was just slammed with 1.5% surcharge on an Easyjet booking. Easyjet have finally gotten rid of their own credit card surcharge, or rather presumably just loaded it directly into the fares. They bill you in the currency from which your flight originates, in this case Switzerland, but my bank then slams a foreign currency surcharge on to it. It's only just over a Franc, so I can't be bothered doing much about it, but a con it still is!
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Was just slammed with 1.5% surcharge on an Easyjet booking. Easyjet have finally gotten rid of their own credit card surcharge, or rather presumably just loaded it directly into the fares. They bill you in the currency from which your flight originates, in this case Switzerland, but my bank then slams a foreign currency surcharge on to it. It's only just over a Franc, so I can't be bothered doing much about it, but a con it still is!
Slammed with a 1CHF charge. So, what's that? A 70CHF flight? And you're concerned it's cost you 71CHF?
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