TRAVEL MONEY CARDS - GBP

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FX currency cards, also known as travel money cards, offer travellers a great new way to spend while you are abroad. Whether it's for business, travel or purchasing online in a different currency; these travel money cards are generally free from the charges associated with using your UK debit or credit card when abroad. These cards are extremely popular and are becoming the preferred method of spending while you are away. They are much safer and more convenient than carrying around large amounts of foreign currency as the card can be cancelled if lost or stolen and the issuer will send you a replacement, wherever you are. Like a prepaid card, you 'top-up' your travel money card by loading it with funds in the required currency. With a travel money card you will benefit from a significantly lower exchange rate than most traditional bureaux de change companies, and because this rate is 'fixed', you'll know how much everything costs.

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CARD NAMEISSUER

ISSUER

Card Issuer

CCY

CCY

Currency available

PURCHASE FEE (INT)

PURCHASE FEE (International)

Point of sale fee internationally

ATM FEE (INT)

ATM FEE (International)

ATM machine fee internationally

FX RATE UPDATE

FX RATE UPDATE

Foreign Exchange date updated

FX RATE

FX RATE

Foreign Exchange rate today

USAGE FEE

USAGE FEE

Fee for travel money card use

FX CONVERT FEE *

FX CONVERT FEE *

This is the fee you would pay on purchases made though a different currency than that which the travel money card is issued

INITIAL LOAD

INITIAL LOAD

Initial amount required

TOP UP RATES

TOP UP RATES

Methods of topping up travel money card with fees

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FairFX Anywhere Travel Money Card
FairFX Anywhere Travel Money Card

MastercardGBP£0.00£0.004/4/2017N/A1.5%0%£10Top Up

Top Ups

BACS. (Rate: 0%)
Internet (Credit). (Rate: 1.5%)
Internet (Debit). (Rate: 0%)

FairFX Anywhere Travel Money Card
The new FairFX Anywhere Card is the latest addition to the FairFX Mastercard travel money cards.  This card is in pounds sterling - use in any country and the currency conversion takes place at the point of sale. The FairFX Anywhere card can take you everywhere and it is as safe as they come. Please make sure that you read the terms and conditions of this card carefully before you make your application. DETAIL INFORMATION >>Advantages

Advantages

Card only valid 36 months.
Initial card fee for loads of under £500 after 31st January 2010.
Customer services hotline 80p per minute.


Disadvantages

Disadvantages

Free to load until 31st January 2010 (thereafter £9.95 for initial loads of under £500).
No monthly charge.
FREE for ATM withdrawals in UK and abroad.
Excellent exchange rates.

my Travel Cash Multi-Currency Card
my Travel Cash Multi-Currency Card

MastercardGBP£0.00£0.004/4/2017N/A2.99%0%£25Top Up

Top Ups

Internet (Credit). (Rate: 2.5%)
Internet (Debit). (Rate: 0%)

my Travel Cash Multi-Currency Card
You can order your my Travel Cash Multi-Currency Card online in less than five minutes. You can withdraw cash from any ATM that accepts MasterCard cards or use it like a global debit card. It offers a great exchange rate and it is free to load and reload by debit card or bank transfer.£5 cashback on a £500 load to WWTP customers! Please read the terms and conditions of this card carefully. DETAIL INFORMATION >>Advantages

Advantages

1. Load fee is 2.50% if you pay by credit card.


Disadvantages

Disadvantages

1. Sterling card that's perfect for Business, Frequent Travellers or Student gap year travel.
2. Load in Pounds, spend or withdraw cash in any currency using a MasterCard prepaid card.
3. Designed to be a cheap alternative to using your normal credit or debit card abroad PLUS no credit application.
4. Chip & PIN protection and dedicated Lost & Stolen.
5. Express Delivery available for delivery within 1-4 working days (£5, free over £800)
6. 1% cashback for all POS transactions

CaxtonFX Global Traveller Travel Money Card
CaxtonFX Global Traveller Travel Money Card

Visa CardGBP£0.00£0.004/4/2017N/A2.75%0%£100Top Up

Top Ups

Internet (Debit). (Rate: 0%)
Phone (Debit). (Rate: 0%)

CaxtonFX Global Traveller Travel Money Card
The Caxton FX global traveller card is designed for travellers going to countries with out the Euro or US Dollar (for these get the relevant currency cards.) The Global traveller card is loaded with GBP Sterling, and the currency conversion is made at the time of spending, rather than when the card is loaded and you will still benefit from an exceptional exchange rate. The balance is held in GBP Sterling. DETAIL INFORMATION >>Advantages

Advantages

£1.50 purchase fee in the UK


Disadvantages

Disadvantages

No Card cost
No ATM Fee outside of UK
No usage or purchase fee outside of UK
Great value rates for rest of the world (non-USD, Euro) usage
Caxton FX has also introduced a new, easy PIN over IVR (Intelligent Voice Recognition) service to improve convenience for travellers. This allows prepaid cardholders to access their PIN any time of day or night over the phone, rather than have to wait several days for it to arrive in the post.

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Compare GBP Travel Money Cards

Foreign Currency Cards are the most efficient and convenient way of spending your money while you are abroad.

What is a Foreign Currency Card?

Foreign Currency Cards, also known as Travel money cards and FX currency cards, are becoming the more popular method of spending your money while you are away. These cards are a great way to carry and spend money abroad; you can carry all your spending money on one convenient card. They are a much more secure alternative to carrying around large amounts of cash.

The way they work is that they are similar to prepaid cards. Funds are put into your card through a ‘top-up’ service where your money is then in the relevant currency for your trip. You will get some of the most competitive rates on the market.

What are the benefits?

There are additional bonuses of using a travel money card:

Travel cards can be used like any credit or debit card. You can use them in retailers, online and withdraw money from cash machines. With a foreign currency card you can avoid the charges of using your usual credit or debit card in another country and benefit from a lower exchange rate.

They are very secure as many cards come with a chip and pin feature to safeguard you against fraud and furthermore, your money is protected if you lose your card. If your card is stolen or gets lost any unused funds will be put on a replacement card and sent to you whereas you are unlikely to get any cash you lose or have stolen back.

You will be given an online account where you can top up your card, check your balance and even view your transactions. Most cards also come with a 24/7 helpline so you can check and top up your balance online, by phone, or text wherever and whenever is convenient for you.

Many cards are also reusable and can be used time and time again. This means you don’t have to worry if you don’t spend all of your money while on holiday, although you can ask for the money to be redeemed if you wish.

Great for Budgeting

These cards are great for budgeting. You set the amount that you want on the card and when this runs out you simply top it up with funds to use it again. You won’t risk going into debt with these cards because you can only spend the money you have loaded onto the card and there are no overdraft facilities. You also won’t receive any unwelcome bills when you return from holiday. This helps you stay in control of your spending while you are abroad.

There are no credit checks because you are not borrowing any money so anyone can get one.

How To Choose the card for you

You should choose the card that best suits you and your currency needs. Look at what currencies the card providers deal and decide how much you want to load onto the card. This will affect which card is best for you because all cards will come with a minimum and maximum load amount which can vary.

Card issuers may charge you for certain things look into this in advance. You may find that there are initial purchase fees with some cards. You can also be charged for making cash withdrawals and commission charges may apply.

Use the table above to compare different foreign currency cards.

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