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Marmaris, Turkey
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Money

We are planning a two month trip to Australia and NZ.

What is the best way to pay for things- trips, cash withdrawals, hotels, car hire etc.

We want to minimize bank charges etc. we live in Turkey and have English bank cards.

Any advice please.

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1. Re: Money

Hi Kathy,

A credit card that doesn't charge a foreign currency transaction fee is a good way to pay for most things in both countries. If your card charges a fee (often it's 2.5%) suggest seeing if you can obtain one that doesn't charge the fee. For cash, we used our bank debit card at an ATM and took out a few hundred dollars at a time, but withdrawals were infrequent because of CC use.

Have a good trip!

Marmaris, Turkey
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2. Re: Money

Thank you. Unfortunately unable to get such a CC as not uk residents.

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3. Re: Money

You can pay for almost everything by card in Australia, apart from small purchases like say an apple.

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4. Re: Money

Do they not have no fee. Refit cards in Turkey then? You may. E. Enter posting on the Turkey forum as we don’t get many regular overseass. Isigors from there posting on here.

A FOREX. And is another option but no idea what ones are available in Turkey. Caxton is reasonable. It don’t know if you can apply for that or. It.

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5. Re: Money

And you need a credit card for hire cars and usually hotels.

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