Should I choose to pay in pounds sterling or the foreign currency when I’m abroad?

If you’re using your Tide card to pay for goods or services in or from other countries, or to withdraw cash abroad, we recommend you opt to be charged in the local currency. This is because our Mastercard rate is generally far better than the conversion rate a merchant or ATM will charge. Remember, some ATMs charge an extra fee for using their machine.

See also: Will I be charged for using my card abroad?

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