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
TRANSACTION FEE IN EUROPEFree
MINIMUM SINGLE LOAD£100
MAXIMUM SINGLE LOAD£30000
How do Prepaid Currency Cards work?
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.
Can I lock in the US Dollar exchange rate when I buy a prepaid card?
Yes, you can lock the US Dollar 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 US Dollar travel 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