Find and compare the best prepaid travel cards

  - Carry your currency safely with prepaid travel cards. Compare the best Euro, US Dollar and Sterling currency cards.

Compare the Best Prepaid Travel Money Cards

 CurrencyTransaction FeesForeign Exchange FeesIssue FeesATM ChargesAdditional Information 
 
Cash Passport™
Cash Passport™
Sterling
(GB£)
Nil5.75%NilNil
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • BACS
  • In Store
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • 24/7 Card Services team to assist with all queries
  • Free replacement card or emergency cash service available*
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ICE Travellers Cashcard
ICE Travellers Cashcard
Sterling
(GB£)
Nil2.85%£4.75 (if less than £700 loaded)Nil
  • BACS
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • Free backup card when opening Card account
  • Cashback available at 1.5% of all eligible spend
Proceed
AA Worldwide Sterling Card
AA Worldwide Sterling Card
Sterling
(GB£)
NilNil£9.95£1.50
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Paypoint
  • Post Office®
  • BACS
  • Internet
 
VIDAFX Eurocard
VIDAFX Eurocard
Euro
(EU€)
NilNilNil,with £10 initial loadNil
  • Internet
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Ukash Travel Money Card
Ukash Travel Money Card
Euro
(EU€)
NilNilNilNil
  • Debit Card
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Cash Passport™
Cash Passport™
Euro
(EU€)
Nil5.75%NilNil
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • BACS
  • In Store
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • 24/7 Card Services team to assist with all queries
  • Free replacement card or emergency cash service available (up to the available balance on the card)
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VIDAFX Dollarcard
VIDAFX Dollarcard
Dollar
(US$)
NilNilNil,with £10 initial loadNil
  • Internet
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Ukash Travel Money Card
Ukash Travel Money Card
Dollar
(US$)
NilNilNilNil
  • Debit Card
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Cash Passport™
Cash Passport™
Dollar
(US$)
Nil5.75%NilNil
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • BACS
  • In Store
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • 24/7 Card Services team to assist with all queries
  • Free replacement card or emergency cash service available (up to the available balance on the card)
Proceed
ICE Travellers Cashcard
ICE Travellers Cashcard
Dollar
(US$)
NilNil£4.75% (if less that £700 loaded)Nil
  • BACS
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • Free backup card when opening Card account
  • Cashback available at 1.5% of all eligible spend
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Skrill prepaid Mastercard
Skrill prepaid Mastercard
Euro
(EU€)
Nil2.49%€10.00€1.80
  • Bank Account Transfer
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • Online
  • This card is also available for use with the currencies USD, GBP and PLN
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Caxton fx
Caxton fx
Euro
(EU€)
NilNilNilNil
  • BACS
  • Debit Card
  • SMS Text
  • Standing Order
Proceed
Fairfx Anywhere
Fairfx Anywhere
Sterling
(GB£)
1.40%Nil£9.95£1.50
  • BACs
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • SMS
  • Mobile App
  • No issue fee charged when new card loaded with min. £50 (Through Moneyfacts website)
Proceed
Fairfx Dollar
Fairfx Dollar
Dollar
(US$)
NilNil£9.95$2.00
  • BACs
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • SMS
  • Mobile App
  • No issue fee charged when new card loaded with min. $70 (Through Moneyfacts website)
Proceed
Fairfx Euro
Fairfx Euro
Euro
(EU€)
NilNil£9.95€1.50
  • BACs
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Standing Order
  • SMS
  • Mobile App
  • No issue fee charged when new card loaded with min. €60 (Through Moneyfacts website)
Proceed
T24 Black
T24 Black
Dollar
(US$)
Nil1.80%$170Nil
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Priority Pass
  • Travel insurance (including medical)
Proceed
easyjet Euro currency card
easyjet Euro currency card
Euro
(EU€)
Nil3.50%£5.95 (free if loaded with more than £100)Nil
  • Online
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
Proceed
Post Office®
Post Office®
Sterling
(GB£)
Nil3%Nil£1.50
  • Post Office®
  • Website
  • SMS Text
  • Phone
Proceed
Last Updated: Tuesday 18 November 2014 12:11

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Compare the best prepaid travel cards

Our travel money card selection is ordered by lowest transaction fee, lowest ATM charge, then lowest application fee.

Prepaid cards allow you to pre-load them with money you already have. This means that you can’t get into debt with them – you can only ever spend what you’ve put on the card.

The big advantage of a prepaid travel card over cash is that if you lose the card you can get it replaced – with your money still on there. If you lose cash on holiday or are robbed, you are unlikely to get this back from your travel insurer.

You can choose one of 3 currencies to have your prepaid travel cards in:

  • Euro € Currency card
  • Dollar $ Currency card
  • Sterling £ Currency card

Keep an eye on the transaction and foreign exchange fees – preferably you should look for a card where these are nil.

Some currency prepaid cards also make a charge for withdrawing money at an ATM. If you’re planning to access your cash at a hole-in-the-wall (rather than using your card to make purchases) you should try to find a card that doesn’t make ATM charges.

You may be able to “top-up” your card using a variety of methods. Consider how you might want to do this, bearing in mind that you may be out of the country when you want to transfer money from your bank account to the prepaid card.  

What next?

Act to make your travel money stretch further

What makes a card traveller-friendly?

Prepaid Card Types

Prepaid Everyday CardsPrepaid Everyday Cards
Preload your card with money that you already have so you only spend what you have.

Prepaid Travel Money CardsPrepaid Travel Money Cards
Preload them with foreign currency before you travel so you know how much you have to spend abroad.

Business Prepaid CardsBusiness Prepaid Cards
Need a payment option for staff, but don’t want a credit card?

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