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capital one classics extra: load-free oversea spending?

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Load-free overseas spending. When you spend abroad on this card, there's no load added to the transaction (most cards charge around 3%). However, there's still a charge for withdrawing cash abroad, plus interest of 34.9% APR until the balance is paid off in full.


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so what does this actually mean? I used this card and got charged a non-sterling transaction fee. How is that different to 'load'?

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  • zerog
    zerog Posts: 2,478 Forumite
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    yz324 wrote: »
    Load-free overseas spending. When you spend abroad on this card, there's no load added to the transaction (most cards charge around 3%). However, there's still a charge for withdrawing cash abroad, plus interest of 34.9% APR until the balance is paid off in full.


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    so what does this actually mean? I used this card and got charged a non-sterling transaction fee. How is that different to 'load'?

    did you withdraw cash? if not then complain.
  • yz324
    yz324 Posts: 74 Forumite
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    zerog wrote: »
    did you withdraw cash? if not then complain.

    no, i did not. On my card statement, it says oversee spending 2.75%. so why does MSE advertise it as load-free?
  • Maestro.
    Maestro. Posts: 1,518 Forumite
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    I'm not sure if it's always been load free. I'm pretty sure the Aspire World card was once a regular card and then became load free, and is only load free for new customers. Maybe this has happened to you?
    Oh, you wee bazza!
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