Travelex - Card Overview
The Travelex platinum prepaid money card is a prepaid Mastercard® currency card designed specifically for overseas travel. You can load up to 10 currencies on the contactless card. You can take advantage of Travelex Money App, which allows you to check your balance and reload on the go.
Topup with a choice of up to 10 currencies
You can lock in exchange rates
Use the travel card abroad across millions of locations
Free wifi worldwide
24/7 assistance if the card is lost or stolen, with the option of emergency cash
A limited number of currencies compared to some other cards
The cross-currency conversion fee of 5.95% is high
ADDITIONAL CARD COST£5
TRANSACTION FEE IN UKFree
MINIMUM SINGLE LOAD£100
MAXIMUM SINGLE LOAD£30000
Prepaid currency cards allow you to add money to the cards before travel (loading the card) and then when abroad use them as you would with a normal debit or credit card to buy goods and services and also to withdraw money, once the funds have been used you will need to top-up the card before continuing to use it.
Yes, you can lock in the exchange rate when loading the card or changing from one currency to another.
Most applications take a few days to process and then your card is sent to you.
Mostly not, but this depends on the supplier, you can check this by pressing “more details” underneath each card we compare.
Anywhere that accepts Visa or Mastercard.
Is there a minimum age limit?Yes, to apply for the currency card you will need to be at least 18 years old.
No, as the currency is paid for in advance and you can’t go “overdrawn” there are no credit checks performed.