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    • buddyfan
    • By buddyfan 17th Oct 16, 7:10 PM
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    Nationwide Select CC for travel
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    • 17th Oct 16, 7:10 PM
    Nationwide Select CC for travel 17th Oct 16 at 7:10 PM
    I wondered why the Nationwide Select CC isn't really rated as a travel CC. It has no commission so that's a bonus. Any reasons why it's not more highly rated?
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    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 17th Oct 16, 7:14 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 7:14 PM
    Mastercard exchange rates with Halifax Clarity/Aqua much better than Visa Card exchange rates with the Nationwide. But it is always useful to have the Nationwide Visa as a backup card.
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    • A_T
    • By A_T 17th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
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    It has an ATM fee where there are others that don't
    • A_T
    • By A_T 17th Oct 16, 7:23 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 7:23 PM
    Mastercard exchange rates with Halifax Clarity/Aqua much better than Visa Card exchange rates with the Nationwide. But it is always useful to have the Nationwide Visa as a backup card.
    Originally posted by darkidoe
    Today US Dollar rate:

    Mastercard 1.2182
    Visa 1.2167

    Better but hardly "much better"
    • Nebulous2
    • By Nebulous2 17th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
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    It works for me. I get 0.5% cashback at home and fee free purchases abroad. I particularly like it for toll charges on motorways, no chip and pin, just insert your card and no fees for what can be fairly small sums of money.

    I suppose it is more of a modest all-rounder, rather than a dedicated travel card. That then leaves the door open to have two cards ( Clarity and Barclaycard duo?) rather than one which tries to do everything.
    • TheShape
    • By TheShape 17th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
    It works for me. I get 0.5% cashback at home and fee free purchases abroad. I particularly like it for toll charges on motorways, no chip and pin, just insert your card and no fees for what can be fairly small sums of money.

    I suppose it is more of a modest all-rounder, rather than a dedicated travel card. That then leaves the door open to have two cards ( Clarity and Barclaycard duo?) rather than one which tries to do everything.
    Originally posted by Nebulous2
    I find mine pretty useful, it's my main credit card. Seem to remember swiping the card to gain entry to a public convenience in Oslo when my girlfriend needed to use it. She withdraws cash on her Santander Zero card when we're abroad.
    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 18th Oct 16, 9:24 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:24 AM
    She withdraws cash on her Santander Zero card when we're abroad.
    Originally posted by TheShape
    A girl with a Santander Zero. You've done well!
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 18th Oct 16, 11:15 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 11:15 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 11:15 AM
    A girl with a Santander Zero. You've done well!
    Originally posted by chattychappy
    I believe there's a Jane Austen quote that covers that.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 18th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
    Barclaycard has a new visa card for travel.
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