Plastic Travel Currency

  • by onRoute
  • Jun 9, 2013
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You can never over spend on the prepaid card which makes them great for budgeting and often prevents you from drifting into the red.

The exchange rate with prepaid cards is fixed at the time of loading, which can work to your advantage, but can also work against you if rates escalate.

Secure, convenient and reloadable, plastic currency cards work the same way as a mobile phone pay-as-you-go top-up system.

Unlike most debit and credit cards, prepaid cards don't charge foreign-exchange fees, provided the local currency matches that on the card.


The prepaid cash card is not linked to your bank account and is PIN-protected. All money loaded will be protected in the event the card is lost or stolen. You may have to pay for a replacement card, if necessary.