Abbey relaunches no-fee Zero credit cardGood news for holidaymakers using fee-free card

11 May 2009

Abbey has relaunched its popular Zero MasterCard credit card.

The MasterCard charges no foreign usage loading fees for purchases abroad, making it a Best Buy for use overseas.

Great for use abroad, poor for customer service

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Martyn Saville, Which? credit card expert, commented, 'Following Nationwide's announcement that it would start passing on Visa charges for non-European purchases and cash withdrawals, the relaunch of the Abbey Zero credit card is a welcome move for holidaymakers this summer.

'However, consumers should make sure they pay off their credit card bill in full every month as the card charges a hefty APR of 18.9% on purchases and a huge 27.9% on cash withdrawals.

'Abbey also scores very poorly in our customer satisfaction survey, coming last with a score of just 52%, compared with 90% for John Lewis/Waitrose. If customer service is important, this may not be the card for you.'

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