Best travel card


#1

Help

So confused after reading a million reviews about different options for travel cards when in europe.
What have people found to be the best one? No too keen on the 28 degrees mastercard as i dont want to get into using a credit card of any type!
The Citibank Plus Transaction account looks good but still not sure!

Please someone help

Thanks! :slight_smile:


#2

The easist one I have found is the Travelex Cash Passport (which you can also purchase through Australia Post). There is obviously a commission etc on the card, however, they act as debit visa/mastercards, so not a credit card.

The ANZ Travelcard is also a good option - again, it is a prepaid card, so you arenโ€™t stuck in an account situation. You can just order the card in the currency you want and be done.

Hope this helps.


#3

Also, if you buy the Cash Passport through the Travelex website, the inital purchase is commission FREE. The exchange rate also is usually marginally better than the cash rate.


#4

http://www.cashpassport.com/1/en/au1/multi-currency/

1% loading fee, free withdrawals


#5

Hey

thanks for the information
did some research about the travel cards etc, but think im going to open a Citibank Plus Transaction account, seems to be a pretty good deal!


#6

A mate just came back from Europe and he recommends using the Commonwealth Bank money card. After doing my own bit of research, I tend to agree. You can load more than one currency onto the card (e.g. Pounds & Euros) so you can avoid paying the wrong currency conversion fee if you plan ahead.

Here is the article I was getting my info from:


#7

Thanks, turns out im going to use my normal ING bank card. works out cheaper!


#8

If you purchase an International Roaming SIM when you travel, instead of taking your Australian mobile with you whilst you travel through Europe, then you should save at least 70% or more. I am sure that you would rather keep your money in your pocket. international SIM
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