Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

Kurt Erik Lindqvist <> Tue, 05 August 2008 18:24 UTC

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On 5 aug 2008, at 16.59, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:

> RAGE, Keith (Keith) said:
>> Every hotel (big and small) I have stayed in in Ireland over the  
>> last 3
>> or 4 years has offered the option charging my credit card in Euros  
>> or in
>> pounds sterling (my home currency). I doubt whether the hotels
>> themselves make any money out of this, rather it is a generic option
>> offered by the credit card company the hotel contracts with.
> This is the first time I have stayed in Ireland, so I can't comment on
> that. But I was asked which currency I wanted to be charged in, and  
> was
> told that the terminal asked the question when it identified that I  
> had a
> UK card.

European creditcard companies and banks seems to be moving to a system  
where the terminals will always ask you what currency you want to be  
charged in. Local or your "home currency". This is true for my Visa  
and Mastercard but not my Amex card. I have only seen it happen in  
Europe though.

Best regards,

- - kurtis -

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