I was calling to let our banks know we're traveling in Europe starting this weekend and found out both our banks charge transaction fees for all purchases. One bank is 1% (USAA) and the other is 3% (Suntrust). I'm thinking of opening an account with a new bank just to avoid these fees. Can anyone recommend a bank that they know doesn't charge a foreign transaction fee? This is surprisingly hard to find info on bank websites.
I am trying to avoid applying for a credit card at this time because we are in the process of purchasing a home and don't need any negative marks on our credit right now. Any help would be great!