Possible extra charges

Lottery, competition and casino transactions

Lottery sales (with the exception of Swisslos and Loterie Romande), competition and casino sales count as cash withdrawals on which a fee of 4% is charged. A maximum of CHF 100, EUR 100 or USD 100 is charged per transaction.

Card payments abroad in Swiss francs

When you make a payment abroad with your credit or prepaid card in Swiss francs, an additional charge of 1.75% is made. This applies both to payments at card terminals and to payments in foreign online shops.

Our tip: Pay in the currency of the country in question – that way you will generally benefit from a more favorable exchange rate.

Conversion of foreign currency

Every UBS card is billed in a specific currency, for example in Swiss francs. Transactions in other currencies are converted at the exchange rate offered on the day before the booking. The exchange rate includes a surcharge. Additionally, UBS charges a processing surcharge for every transaction that isn’t made in the card's currency.

Interchange fee

For transactions with a UBS card, UBS as the card issuer can receive an interchange fee from the acquirer. Acquirers are companies that regulate the use of credit cards as payment methods at the points of acceptance (shops, hotels, restaurants etc.) on a contractual basis.

Among other things, the interchange fee covers the costs of UBS for handling transactions and the risks of granting credit – provided these are not already covered by prices or fees according to the lists or product factsheets. The amount of the fee corresponds to a fixed amount and/or a percentage of the transaction amount, which depends on various factors: the country in which the card is used, card product, type of transaction settlement, etc.

The interchange fees of UBS Credit and Prepaid Cards currently range from 0.25% to 2.1%.

They are subject to change at any time.