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This post is entirely based on my personal experience.
Long time ago, the first time I decided not to carry cash while travelling, I started searching for the best option in terms of debit and/or credit card. I know a lot of my friends and colleagues who use regular debit/credit card while in abroad. But I found out that to be a disaster because you'd be loosing in two fronts:
Choosing your bank is not always straight forward, most of the time we end up choosing randomly or based on popular perception without digging into details and mapping which would suit me the most. Hence, let's start discussing here about pros and cons about different banks in Australia.
I'll start with CBA. I think fees and foreign exchange rates of CBA is just insane and awful. However, the large number of ATMs and branches along with a swift customer support and a nice mobile App go in...