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Credit Card Differences

Credit Card Differences

  1. Anonymous

    Dear Ben,

    I never really understood why credit cards are so much cheaper in America. The same credit card company offers the same type of card for a totally different price in America than it does, say in Europe! The differences can be huge!
    For example: American Express offers its Platinum Card in Switzerland for an annual fee of 850 CHF ( around 900$ (!!!) ) while in the US you can get the same card with the same benefits for “just” 450$. Also in America you hardly pay any transaction fees while in Europe you have to pay 1,5 – 2,0 % transaction fee (in the UK almost 3%) when you use your card abroad!
    Don’t even get me started on the promotions and sign-up bonuses. Practically non-existent in Europe! That’s a little bit unfair, innit?

  2. Anonymous

    Dear Ben,

    I never really understood why credit cards are so much cheaper in America. The same credit card company offers the same type of card for a totally different price in America than it does, say in Europe! The differences can be huge!
    For example: American Express offers its Platinum Card in Switzerland for an annual fee of 850 CHF ( around 900$ (!!!) ) while in the US you can get the same card with the same benefits for “just” 450$. Also in America you hardly pay any transaction fees while in Europe you have to pay 1,5 – 2,0 % transaction fee (in the UK almost 3%) when you use your card abroad!
    Don’t even get me started on the promotions and sign-up bonuses. Practically non-existent in Europe! That’s a little bit unfair, innit?

  3. No Name

    USA a true single market for banking 319 million customers, UK 64 million, Switzerland 8 million.

    Bit size difference innit?

    Smaller markets in general will not have as good choice of suppliers in any industry.

  4. markreinoso

    Merica! Freedom!

  5. Gaurav

    [QUOTE=”markreinoso, post: 8670, member: 876″]’Merica! Freedom![/QUOTE]
    LOL

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