Payment/charges for UK members


#1

HI All,

For those of you from the UK with monthly subscriptions, is your bank charging you additional fees because you are paying in USD?

Thanks


#2

@Radish8 @UntitledName @FlyingPenguin97

These lovely people and this very good boy will hopefully be able to help!


#3

It depends on your bank/credit card. My credit card (AMEX) has a transaction fee for non sterling transactions.

I paid £1.91 in fees on the $89 annual subscription. I don’t know if it’s a fixed rate or if it varies in percentage with the amount spent.


#4

Yep. I had a monthly subscription for a whole month (!), and on top of the £6.69 subscription I was charged a £1 foreign purchase fee. I then bought lifetime membership for £146.51 plus a £4.03 foreign purchase fee.

Most banks / cards will charge you for purchases in foreign currencies. This is usually based on the actual purchase amount, but there is also often a minimum charge (in my case clearly £1 per purchase). This means that a monthly subscription is going to cost you much more in currency conversion fees than an annual subscription, even taking into account the actual savings you make with an annual subscription.


#5

Yes I am being charged too :frowning: I didn’t actually realise until I read this post so thank you!


#6

Thank you all, i guess my best bet then is the annual subscription.


#7

pts, I don’t know if this coupon it’s still available, but you can try :wink: “did you really just share this on reddit”


#8

It doesn’t. I tried that when I had to subscribe and it was expired :wink:


#9

I’m a bit late now but I brought a lifetime membership during the new year sale and got a £1.25 non-sterling purchase fee.

Seems your all sorted now though, I hope it didn’t cost you too much :sweat_smile: