Travel money cards: Getting more from your holiday
Wherever you’re going, there is no denying that holidays are always an exciting endeavour, filled with the promise of new experiences. Amidst the anticipation, you may have overlooked something that could be crucial in enhancing your travel experience - a travel money card.
Whether you’re a frequent traveller, or are about to go on your first international escapade, understanding the nuances of travel money cards will make a significant difference in enhancing your overall travel experience.
In this blog we will explore the fundamental aspects of our travel money card, from their functionality and benefits, to practical tips on selecting the right options for your journey.
Table of content
- What is a travel money card?
- Are travel money cards a good idea?
- Do travel money cards save you money?
- Are travel money cards good for budgeting?
- What are the features of a travel money card?
- Am I eligible for an EasyFX Travel Money Card?
What is a travel money card?
But what is a “travel money card”? Is it a travel card you can use for ski trips? Or a travel card for your gap year? Maybe there's a travel card for your summer holiday, or winter break. The answer is all of them.
Think of a travel money card as a practical travel tool. Load your preferred currency onto it before your journey, and then use it like a standard debit card while you travel.
In case you weren’t already intrigued, here are some of the benefits of having an EasyFX Travel Card:
Are travel money cards a good idea?
One of the main advantages of using a travel card is the convenience it offers. Our travel money card eliminates the need to carry large sums of cash around, both reducing the risk of it being stolen, or misplacing it.
Our travel money card can be used to make secure transactions at over 35 million locations, over 2 million ATMs, and most online merchants. Use it confidently in restaurants, shops, and attractions to ensure peace of mind during your holiday.
Do travel money cards save you money?
Our travel money card is designed to help save you money on currency exchange rates. Unlike traditional bank cards, our travel money card provides a more favourable exchange rate, helping you get more value for your money whilst abroad. Additionally, our travel money card will spare you from the unreasonably high fees associated with currency conversion, making your holiday budget stretch further.
If you’d like to compare our currency exchange rates, you can request a quote using the form on our homepage.
Can you use a travel money card anywhere?
Our travel money card is accepted anywhere that Mastercard’s are accepted. This is over 35 million locations worldwide including; Australia, Greece, Brazil, Canada and more than 200 other countries and territories.
This means you can make purchases throughout your trip, or withdraw cash in the local currency without any hassle. Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of Tokyo or relaxing on a beach in Bali, our travel money card will ensure you have easy access to your funds wherever you go.
Are travel money cards good for budgeting?
Keeping track of expenses can be challenging whilst on holiday, however having a travel money card instantly simplifies the process. Our travel money card comes with it’s own mobile app: the EasyFX app, which allows you to:
Buy currency at competitive rates and store it on your card, e.g. you could buy Euros at a better rate prior to your holiday. You can top up your card with your choice of 13 available currencies: British pound, Euros, US dollars, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Danish krone, Hong Kong dollars, Japanese yen, Norwegian krone, Polish zloty, Swedish krona, and South African rand.
Manage multiple currencies quickly and easily on the app.
Make international transfers with none of the usual fees or charges.
Use the app to view transactions and manage your money easily.
Top up travel money cards
Top up your travel money card in moments with a simple bank transfer.
All of these features will help you stay within your budget and avoid any financial surprises on your return home.
What are the features of a travel money card?
Our travel money card can function as a prepaid card, allowing you to load a specific amount of money onto the card before your trip. This feature will help you stick to your budget, avoid overspending by accident, and manage your finances more effectively while enjoying your holiday to the fullest.
In the ever-changing landscape of travel, and currency exchange rates, our travel money card stands out as an essential tool for the modern traveller. From the convenience and security it provides, to the potential for cost savings, the travel money card is a versatile companion that will help enhance every aspect of your holiday.
Before planning your next holiday, consider the abundance of benefits our travel money card brings, making your journey smoother, more, and truly unforgettable. Get in touch with one of our team, if you’d like to learn more.
Here at EasyFX our travel money card can be used in 35 million locations worldwide, 2 million ATMs and most online retailers. Gone are the days where you have to carry around an unsafe amount of cash, or deal with the hassles involved with currency exchange. Usable anywhere you see the Mastercard logo, our travel money card is the perfect companion for the modern traveller.
Am I eligible for an EasyFX Travel Money Card?
No hard credit checks are required for an EasyFX travel money card. Anyone can get one, so long you provide the necessary proof of address, identification and are a resident of the UK, Guernsey and Jersey. Nevertheless, you must be 18 or older. We do, however, offer a shared account for those under 18 with fee-free spending abroad. This option allows you to load funds onto your children’s card, making it a convenient option to spending money while on holiday.
How to order your EasyFX travel money card?
Ordering your EasyFX travel money card is a breeze through our online platform when you set up an account. Simply click on the "Create Account" option at the top right-hand side of the page, fill in your details, and leave the rest to us.
The travel money cards typically arrive by post within 3 to 5 working days, depending on the postal service. Additionally, please allow 1-2 working days for card production. Personal users can request a maximum of 3 extra cards, bringing the total to 4, including your own card. Business users, on the other hand, have the flexibility to order an unlimited number of additional cards.
Your initial EasyFX card comes at no cost. Subsequent cards incur a charge of £6 each. It's important to note that there is a minimum deposit requirement of £50 to fulfil your first card order. You can learn more about account fees, card limits, and card fees per currency on our travel money card fees page.
Your travel money card companion
Don't miss out on the travel revolution! Improve your adventures with the EasyFX Travel Money Card - your key to seamless spending in 35 million locations worldwide, unbeatable exchange rates, and freedom from international fees.
Manage your spending on the go with our easy-to-use-app - it's travel made easy. Choose to travel smarter - join EasyFX along with 40,000 other savvy travellers.Open an account
Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
All client funds are held in segregated safeguarding accounts.
Our advisors are available whenever you need them.
A wealth of foreign exchange experience at your fingertips.