I have stopped experiencing the problem now. CITI visa is not charged with the additional fee and the transaction is going through Spotify Australia. The last one went only a few days ago.
Yes, it appears that any transactions on AMEX and possibly PAYPAL go through a different portal - outside of Australia resulting in the problem. But surely they can rectifiy it or point it out to subscribers.
While I can sit back and relax for now, it is very disgraceful of SPOTIFY to not respond to these complaints. Establishing a forum is a joke if they are not going to take note of it or respond. Will definitely think about other streaming services to switch over to.
Guys, I gave up on this a while back becuase it is such a small fee each month and then just then I saw on my credit card, they have refunded every single one of these fees and also stopped charging it on the monthly payment!!
*Intl Transaction Fee reversal
In case that doesnt paste in properly it is a line item called "Intl Transaction Fee Reversal" for $17.61
The reversal is part of Citibank's decision not to charge the fee for Australian websites charging in AUD but payment made through an overseas machine/processed overseas.I was told this will go on for the whole year as of now. I just got off the phone with them because I also received a reversal. Citibank has not been charging me the fee for Spotify, so the reversal is for other transactions I had incurred.
It was a NAB Amex card that used to charge me the fee and I stopped using it.