Avoiding ATM Fees
It’s always smart to check with your bank to see if they have any international partners so that you can get the ATM withdrawal fees waived when you’re traveling outside the country. Fees are usually $5 per transaction! For example, I use Bank of America, and their foreign partners are: Barclays (United Kingdom), BNL Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro (Italy), BNP Paribas (France), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Santander Serfin (Mexico), Scotiabank (Canada and the Caribbean) and Westpac (Australia & New Zealand).
Here’s the link to Bank of America’s ATM finder (click ‘international locations’). So before you travel, call or check online to find out if your bank has international partners and save yourself those annoying (and sometimes hefty) transaction fees.
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