How We Evaluated
I’m a travel writer who has been writing about credit cards for the last six years and studying card benefits for many years longer. Many credit card options help elevate your international travel experience, and I’ll help you figure out which option is the best for you.
To examine cards, I looked at major credit cards with flexible points and great benefits while traveling abroad. Yes, no foreign transaction fees was an absolute requirement! The best cards were chosen based on the value of rewards (both points and perks), fees specifically connected to international travel.
Things To Know About Credit Cards
- Most of these cards come with an annual fee, but some cards offer perks each year that significantly defray (or even negate) the fee. The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is a good example of this.
- APR rates and credit limits vary based on your individual credit. Credit limits and interest rates for each card are determined based on each cardholder's personal situation, so we did not take that information into account when evaluating these cards. One thing to remember is that if you pay your card off in full every month, you will not be charged interest.
- Banks have the final say on who they accept for a credit card. These recommendations were put together with the assumption that applicants would have average credit or above. That being said, banks decide who they will issue credit cards to using criteria including, but not always limited to, an individual's credit score when evaluating each applicant.
Please note: The offers mentioned above were valid at time of publication but are subject to change at any time. Some may no longer be available.
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Caroline Lupini is a personal finance and travel writer and a valued contributor to the Reviewed.com family of sites.
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