Holiday rip off
Banks are ripping holidaymakers off for �180 million a year. For every �100 spent on meals, petrol, souvenirs and hotel bills abroad, credit card handlers charge up to an extra �2.75. Cash withdrawal from machines is even more of a con. For every �100 taken out the bank adds another �4.75, although only �2 shows up on the statement.
Banks hide their charges by including them in the exchange rate of another currency into sterling.