Which currency should I choose to pay in, when I use my card abroad? Print

Modified on: Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 at 11:49 AM

If you are prompted to choose the currency you want to be charged in when using your card in another country, we highly recommend choosing to pay in local currency.

Selecting to pay in local currency means your home bank handles the currency conversion. Should you choose to convert to your home currency at the time of purchase,  not only will you pay additional fees for the privilege, you may also receive a poorer exchange rate.

This applies to both ATM and merchant terminals.

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