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    • raywoodhams
    • By raywoodhams 19th Apr 17, 8:46 AM
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    Credit card charges in New Zealand
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    Credit card charges in New Zealand 19th Apr 17 at 8:46 AM
    I have a Halifax Clarity card, so I am ok with charges levied by the UK bank, but can anyone tell me whether New Zealand retailers routinely charge extra for using credit cards, compared with ,say, cash or debit cards? Also is there a common minimum purchase for Credit card use
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 19th Apr 17, 9:19 AM
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    I don't recall any issues when I was on holiday in NZ.

    Having spent a small fortune on the holiday CC and DB charges are insignificant.
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    We used the Clarity loads in NZ and there was one retailer that charged a small CC charge (about 1.5%) but none of the others did. DCC (currency conversion) was rare too - though that was 4 years ago, it may have changed now.
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    We used Nationwide CC in November in a book shop & we didn't get charged extra.
    Thanks everyone!
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