I was just wondering if there had been recent changes in NZ banking regs which may have an impact on visitors when then charge to overseas credit cards.
There has been more than one topic on these boards in the last month or so containing commenting on charges for converting from NZ$ to the currency of origin of the credit card. (Some comments, for example, appeared buried within posts on the topic of Apex car rentals.)
I've now been received a CC bill for a payment made for a trip due to take place during my forthcoming trip. The entry shows the amount charged by the supplier in NZ$, the conversion rate, the amount I've been billed (in my case £ sterling) plus a commission charge.
I have gone back to the supplier to ask whether they levied this commission charge, as well as the credit card issuer, but haven't had responses yet from them. I also wondered if there was another reason for this charge?
We travel to foreign countries all the time, and use any and all of our credit cards on these trips. We've never seen a commission charge before.