What is a foreign transaction fee?
A foreign transaction fee (also called a foreign exchange or currency conversion fee) is a charge, usually 2-3%, that some credit card issuers add for transactions made in a different currency.
This fee is charged by your credit card provider, not by DealMaker or the issuers using the platform.
How do I avoid foreign transaction fees?
If available, use a different credit card or payment method that matches your deal's currency, or a credit card that doesn't have foreign transaction fees.
A credit card’s Disclosure Statement or Cardholder Agreement will have a section on currency conversion, foreign exchange or foreign transactions. Review the details on how your card handles transactions in different currencies, and contact your credit card issuer if you have questions.
I was charged a foreign transaction fee. What can I do?
Contact your credit card provider and ask if they will refund the fee. DealMaker and the issuers using the platform cannot refund this credit card fee, and performing a refund of the entire payment will likely result in further fees charged by your card provider.