all of my accounts are at Chase which I've read is the worst for fees when withdrawing $ from an ATM internationally. I am travelling to Spain for 8 days on Oct. 8. Chase says they'll charge 3% fee of the total of each ATM withdrawal. I think that's outrageous.
But how do I get around that? I am actually considering taking the money I've saved for the trip and opening a new account at a bank that's more internationally friendly just for the trip. Is that a crazy idea?
If I withdraw $500 Euro I'm going to get charged a 15 Euro Fee? Am I doing the math right? That seems like alot.
Any suggestions? We, of course have credit cards, but expect to be paying for some if not most things with cash.
BTW, we're spending 4 days in Seville and 4 in Madrid.