Credit Card Glossary
Puzzled by credit card jargon? Browse the CreditCardGuide.com glossary for the definitions of common and confusing credit card terms.
Foreign transaction fee
An additional percentage of your purchase, usually 2 to 3 percent, that is charged when you make a transaction outside the country in which your card was issued. Some credit card issuers absorb the fees, but most pass them on to cardholders.