In control of holiday finances anywhere - Credit cards - News - Moneyfacts


In control of holiday finances anywhere

In control of holiday finances anywhere

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 31/10/2008
First Published: 04/08/2008

This article was correct at the time of publication. It is now over 6 months old so the content may be out of date.

Text to top-up holiday spending money anywhere in the world with

Whether they are at the top of the Eiffel Tower or in the middle of the American Rockies, Brits can now stay in control of their holiday finances anywhere they can use their mobile phone. has launched an innovative and unique new way for Brits abroad to check their balance, confirm the exchange rate and top-up their holiday money - all by text.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Heath, Chief Executive of, said:

"Now, wherever people are in the world they can find out how much cash they have left to spend, check the exchange rate they will get for their Pounds, and top-up their holiday money simply by texting. This is the easiest way for people to manage their money abroad, and until August 31st the service will be free of charge."

Anyone who wants to try the new texting system can access it via the website, and it is open to existing users as well as new applicants.

Related Links:

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

Related Articles

It’s looking to be a credit Christmas

We are now less than 70 days away from Christmas, and with 70% of people admitting they haven’t started saving yet, millions will be needing to play catch-up - and plenty planning to turn to credit for some Christmas spending relief.

Can no credit score be as damaging as a bad one?

Debt is becoming an increasing problem, which is why those who have no credit commitments often feel pretty smug about it. However, while not relying on credit is admirable, having no credit score can actually be just as damaging as having a bad one.

Know your credit score – key to better borrowing

We all know how important it is to be credit savvy. It’s the only way to make credit work, which is why it’s so concerning that so few people know their credit score – and some don’t even know how much they’re borrowing.