We planned a trip to the States for about 6 months and after a fair bit of research decided that an ANZ prepaid US dollar mastercard would be a good option. So, I duly bought one and loaded it with our NZ dollars which were converted to US dollars. No problems so far.
We are now in the States and this is where the problems are. Around a quarter of the transactions at stores in the States are being converted to NZ dollars, then converted back to US dollars and then ANZ are charging us a conversion fee for charging items in NZ dollars. These are US bricks and mortar stores including Disneyland.
Has anyone else had these issues?
When I get home we are going to have the headache of trawling through all the transactions and submitting transaction disputes for all these transactions.
I would have thought the ANZ would have had these travelcards sorted. My sister-in-laws card has done the same thing.