Why do so many places in Portugal not take ‘international credit cards’? I’ve never been to a country where spending is such an issue with cards.

I’ve experienced this in many countries, including Portugal, it seems the universal answers are: Taxes: Just by saying they don’t take international credit cards, they are betting on the odds that you will somehow pay in cash, and a cash based transaction is not always reported (for purposes of taxation). Settlement times: The settlement time for a […]

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