Pay with Swiss francs or Euros in Switzerland?

Pay with Swiss francs or Euros in Switzerland?

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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expert
Mar 14, 2018 - 9:06 AM in reply to Meeraoz

What we need is a Royal Commission. Oh, wait . . . . financialservices.roya lcommission.gov.au/Pag es/default.aspx! 🤓

Meeraoz
Meeraoz
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Mar 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Indeed - the Royal commission has already started its hearings in Melbourne. Please read The Guaridan/au for their daily coverage - the very first day - corrupt deals in NAB. Today - credit card traps.

Meeraoz
Meeraoz
44 posts
active member
Mar 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Oops that was supposed to be The Guardian/au

kedarbarde
kedarbarde
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new member
Mar 14, 2018 - 7:59 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you Everyon

Vlasta
Vlasta
56 posts
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Mar 16, 2018 - 9:16 PM in reply to Meeraoz

ATMs are everywhere and use your bank account to withdraw CHF. We never had any problems getting cash.

Meeraoz
Meeraoz
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Mar 17, 2018 - 2:21 AM in reply to Vlasta

Hi Vlasta

The discussion was about fees/charges imposed by banks when using overseas debit cards at local ATMs. For eg if I use my Citibank debit card at citibank ATMs (or partner banks) then I may not face an ATM use charge. Plus most banks charge a foreign conversion fee while withdrawing local currency ie CHF if your original debit card currency is in $ or other currencies.

Vlasta
Vlasta
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active member
Mar 17, 2018 - 2:40 AM in reply to Meeraoz

Meeraoz,

I find that it is very confusing to try to sort out the credit card/bank fees while traveling internationally. We have gotten to the point that any extra fees are just part of trip expenses, though we do try to be careful to avoid them if possible. I do think the banks are charging more these days. But to be honest, I have been pleasantly surprised when I get my statements upon return home- I always expect the worst but the fees haven't been bad. Sorry if I misunderstood. I was answering the earlier question about where to to buy CHF. Good luck.

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