Since the Revolut thread is growing in other directions and it always hard for new people to find information I open this new thread.
What is the best credit card to pay for stuff in foreign countries?
Note, I say “foreign countries” because most of the “normal” credit card will make you pay 1-1.5% surcharges even if you pay in CHF if the company is abroad. I am not sure exactly how this works, I suppose you should google if that company has an office in Switzerland? Weird.
It used to be Revolut, but from the (confusing) new information they have sent to their clients, it seems that from now on you have to pay 0.3% (minimum 0.30 usd if in usd or 0.3eur if in eur), not sure if it’s after a minimum. Sending money to other accounts in EUR/Sepa zone seems to still be free.
What are the alternatives? Pay for Revolut premium accounts? Neon? For EUR only there is another thread. I wonder if there is a general solution.
( EUR thread Credit card for EUR transactions -> Neon/Revolut or bank in eurozone? - #46 by San_Francisco )