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Earn cashback on the beach: the best credit cards for overseas spending

Adam Williams
Fee-free credit cards can save holidaymakers thousands - iStockphoto

As families jet off for their summer holidays, opening a new credit card is unlikely to top their list of priorities.

But using the wrong card abroad can leave holidaymakers seriously out of pocket. Many banks apply hefty fees to those using their ordinary debt or credit card abroad, with some charging as much as £5 per transaction.

There are a handful of fee-free credit cards which give users the ability to withdraw cash and use in shops and restaurants without incurring fees.

Telegraph Money has rounded up some of the top credit cards for overseas spending, as well as highlighting some of the best balance transfer deals, 0pc purchase cards and rewards accounts.

The best cards for overseas spending

The best balance transfer cards

The best 0pc purchase cards

The best reward cards

The best cashback cards