Fair FX - Card Overview

Fair FX prepaid euro currency card star rating

The FairFX prepaid Euro currency card is one of the most popular prepaid travel cards. As a new customer applying from this site you will receive £5 when you load £500 or more.

The Basics

  • Order and load your card using your credit/debit card or via bank transfer

  • Track your spending and top-up your card anywhere using the app or website

  • You can use your card anywhere in the 210 countries and territories worldwide that accept Mastercard

  • When you pay anywhere in the world, Pounds automatically convert into the local currency using the the current exchange rate and your card balance is charged in Pounds

  • You can enjoy fee-free spending in the UK

One-Off Costs

  • CARD COST

    Free
  • ADDITIONAL CARD COST

    Free

Usage Fees

  • TRANSACTION FEE IN UK

    £0.75
  • TRANSACTION FEE IN EUROPE

    £0.75
  • REPLACEMENT CARD

    £9

Limits

MINIMUM SINGLE LOAD

£100

MAXIMUM SINGLE LOAD

£30000

MAXIMUM BALANCE

£30000

How do the euro prepaid currency cards work?

The Prepaid euro currency card allow you to add money to your euro card before travel (loading the card) and then when abroad in the Eurozone you can use the card as you would with a normal debit or credit card to buy goods and services and also to withdraw money. The key difference is that once the funds have been used you will need to top-up the card before continuing to use it.

Can I lock in the Euro exchange rate when I buy a prepaid card?

Yes, you can lock in the euro rate in when loading the card.

How long does the currency card application process typically take?

Most applications take a few days to process and then your card is sent to you.

Will I get charged to use an overseas ATM?

Mostly not, but this depends on the supplier, you can check this by pressing “more details” underneath each card we compare.

Where can I use the Euro Currency Card?

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.

Are there any credit checks?

No, as the currency is paid for in advance and you can’t go “overdrawn” there are no credit checks performed