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DCC on the increase?

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We're just back from a month in Spain. Practically every time we charged something, there was the option of euros or dollars. We soon started saying "Euros solamente" whenever we paid. Once, in a busy restaurant in Toledo, we were charged in dollars without being asked.

This is a change from our previous trips to Europe, but it was also our first trip to Spain. So is DCC on the rise? Just in Spain or elsewhere also?

For newbies, on credit card purchases DCC charges you in your home currency instead of the local currency. The conversion rate for this is not favorable and the profit is split between the merchant and his card servicer.

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