The National published an article on how to use your credit card wisely during your Eid getaway. Here are some tips from that can help you manage your card for a hassle-free holiday.

Before you travel:

Check the basics first such as the validity of your card, funds in your account and the maximum withdrawal limit. Inform your bank or card provider of your travel plans at least a day in advance to avoid your payments from being blocked abroad. Take note of contact details of your bank or provider in case of an emergency and also let them know of your contact details abroad. In terms of charges, banks usually charge a foreign exchange (FX) fee for overseas card purchases. This is generally somewhere between 1 to 3 per cent of your total purchase. If the FX fee on your card is really high, opt for a card with a lower charge to use when travelling.

For full article go to The National.