2016 by Keith Related. This setting is not available for American Express cards because Paypal and Amex are set up to always charge in the overseas currency, and Paypal wont convert the charge for you. Paypal set to the foreign currency, not AUD. Paypal you can then skip to steps 5 and 6 below. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. Paypal make this hard to change, and its not an option in the checkout process but heres how. Otherwise, follow the full set of steps below. There may also be a reference to Wallet, in which case you then need to find Classic Site in the bottom left. June 9, 2016, this tip isnt strictly about earning more points, but does relate to managing the payments from your points-earning credit cards more effectively. If you have a card like those in the list below, setting your card not to be billed in AUD should trigger bonus points, or minimise the foreign exchange fees. A number of Visa / MasterCard options offer bonus points on overseas transactions, or no foreign exchange fees and youll probably want to have. And unfortunately Paypal has a few different ways it shows profile info when logged in, its not the same for everyone so while these steps are valid for me, they might be a bit different for your account.
On the Manage Funding Sources page, click conversion options next to each card. For each card you can then select Bill me forex cards vs credit cards in the currency listed on the sellers invoice This will then charge your credit card in USD for a US eBay seller, for example, allowing your card issuer to convert the transaction to AUD at their. (Thanks to a commenter for this). Paypal account which is enabled for, paypal, business. Ive run it before, but the process has changed a little and its also definitely worth reminding you of too.