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We have already covered how you can to prep your financial resources if you plan on working abroad, however if you are going to be traveling overseas for a shorter term, you need to still be doing some bank-related homework prior to you start your journey.

It’s crucial to understand ahead of time where to find bank branches overseas so you can withdraw American currency. Even the most well-prepared tourists can encounter problems while overseas, and tough currency is excellent to have on hand in case of an emergency.

First we will cover the foreign ATM charges across the 10 biggest banks in America.

Comparing Foreign ATM Fees

Bank Fee
Bank of America $5
Chase $5
Wells Fargo $5
Citibank Free at Citibank-branded ATM or an ATM found at MoneyPass or Publix Meals Stores
US Bank $2.50
Capital One $2 per transaction plus 3 % of the overall transaction amount
SunTrust $5
TD Bank $2.50
PNC Bank $5
BB&T $5

Keep in mind that in addition to the charges that your banks could charge, foreign ATMs may also charge their own costs when you withdraw cash.

If you presently take a trip frequently overseas, it’d be useful to open an account with a larger bank. Larger national banks generally have international branches, and if they don’t, they’re more most likely to partner with banks from a few others nations in a kind of worldwide network. As a customer of the bank, you’ll have the ability to withdraw cash from various other worldwide banks and won’t be charged a charge.

An oft-repeated piece of recommendations but no less important: alert your bank that you’ll be taking a trip. Some banks request a specific time period (some will not) however regardless, it will make the procedure of taking out money much simpler if your bank understands you’ll be using the account overseas.

If you want to prevent foreign ATM charges entirely, you might wish to bring traveler’s get in touch with you. The downside to tourist’s checks is that not all merchants take them, but they can be changed if you lose them, and may be less of a hassle to carry, than wads of cash.