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Does anyone know of any differences between MasterCard and VISA?

I seem to remember hearing that one of them (or was that some other credit card) was not as well-accepted in Europe.


Depends on the country. Here in England, either card is accepted usually at places that accept cards. I know in Germany that one of them wasn't accepted except rarely, but I can't remember which one it was that I used to use when I was there.

Other European countries may be different, but when travelling abroad to various countries, it never hurts to have one of each (as long as you pay them off each month, etc.). Just be careful that your card doesn't tack on an extra percentage for charging in a foreign currency--I posted the URL for an article on the subject about a week ago on this board.

Renée
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