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Top prepaid cards for this year’s holiday

Top prepaid cards for this year’s holiday

Category: Travel

Updated: 17/07/2017
First Published: 12/07/2017

Before you head off on that all-important summer holiday, you'll want to know how best to pay for things when you're away. Hopefully you've been working hard to save up some spending money, which you'll want to make sure goes as far as possible - prepaid travel cards can be a great way to ensure just that!

What are prepaid cards?

Prepaid travel cards allow you to pre-load money onto them before you head off, ensuring you stick to your budget and removing the option of overspending, so there's absolutely no chance of getting into debt (as could be the case with a traditional travel credit card).

They're specifically designed to be used abroad, and as a result will come with favourable exchange rates and minimal foreign usage fees. They're safer than carrying cash around, and you'll be able to find cards that can be loaded with a range of currencies - sterling, euros and dollars are the most common. If you're going to a destination that doesn't accept any of the above, opt for a card in sterling; when used abroad, the amount will be converted to the local currency at the current exchange rate.

Find the best prepaid travel cards

Does a prepaid travel card sound like something you'd be interested in? Well, you're in the right place! Read on for an overview of the best prepaid travel cards available, or head to our Best Buy chart that allows you to compare all deals in one handy place.

So, start comparing the options to see if any appeal to you, and you could soon have your holiday money sorted.

Seasons

Seasons

Sterling
  • No transaction or issue fees
  • No foreign exchange fees or ATM charges
  • Can load money via your bank account, debit card, standing order or Payzone

Caxton

Caxton

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Sterling
  • No transaction or issue fees
  • Foreign exchange fee of 2.49%
  • No ATM charges
  • Can load money via debit card, internet or standing order

WeSwap MasterCard

WeSwap MasterCard

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Sterling
  • No transaction or issue fees
  • Foreign exchange fee of 1.00%
  • ATM charges of £1.50 for amounts up to £200; free for withdrawals above £200
  • Load money via your debit card, bank account or online

ICE Travellers cashcard

ICE Travellers cashcard

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Sterling
  • No transaction fees or ATM charges
  • No foreign exchange fees
  • Issue fee of £4.75 if less than £700 is loaded; free above that amount
  • Can load money via your bank account, debit card or credit card
  • Get a free backup card when opening an account
  • Get 1.5% cashback on qualifying purchases

ICE Travellers cashcard

ICE Travellers cashcard

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Euro
  • No transaction fees or ATM charges
  • No foreign exchange fees
  • Issue fee of £4.75 if less than £700 is loaded; free above that amount
  • Can load money via your bank account, debit card or credit card
  • Get a free backup card when opening an account
  • Get 1.5% cashback on qualifying purchases

ICE Travellers cashcard

ICE Travellers cashcard

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Dollar
  • No transaction fees or ATM charges
  • No foreign exchange fees
  • Issue fee of £4.75 if less than £700 is loaded; free above that amount
  • Can load money via your bank account, debit card or credit card
  • Get a free backup card when opening an account
  • Get 1.5% cashback on qualifying purchases

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.

 
 
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