Travelex / ANZ travel card


#1

I’m going to Europe in July and doing a topdeck tour, and I’m thinking of getting either the Travelex or ANZ travel card - has anyone used these before? They look pretty good… The exchange rate has really improved recently, so I can’t decide whether to get the card now (and lock in the current rate) or get it closer to July and hope that it doesn’t go down, what do others think?


#2

The best option is to get a NAB gold banking account.[br]For $10 you get unlimted withdrawls from ATM’s overseas for free and no currency conversion fee too.[br][br]Olympic Link[br]26th June - 16th July


#3

Great words Bruin I went to Canada last August and I still have my Gold Bank Account ;)[br][br][br]European Wonder 6th August -19th August 2009[br][br]Then Barcelona, Ibiza and Tomantina baby!!![br]:-*:o:-[8-);D[^][v]xx([8]:o)::):-/B):stuck_out_tongue:


#4

i had the anz travel card and loved it!! all my money was already converted over so that when the bottom went out of the market in october, i dont have to worry about it as all of my money was already in euros and pounds - i knew exactly how much i had. i also didnt have to pay any exchange rates and only had to pay a little bit more to get cash out. I could also use it as eftpos so that was awesome too :)[br][br]im going on a cruise in august and will be getting another one, just in USD this time :)[br][br]Leeana[br]Canberra, Australia[br]Spirit of Europe 16 Sept 08[br]+ London Stopover[br]+ Edinburgh Minibreak


#5

I am currently in Los Angeles. I’ve been here since Monday and will be leaving for the UK on the 25th and then doing Europe Uncovered on 3rd June. I have the ANZ travel card with USD and it’s great. So far I’ve used it twice to withdraw cash and had no problems. The first time I got charged a $3 fee by the ATM (on top of ANZ’s own $2.50 fee for the withdrawal) but at Disney Land the ATM did not charge me any additional fee.[br][br]I have another one in Euros for the Topdeck tour. So from experience so far I can say that the ANZ card is perfect. :slight_smile:


#6

I agree with Bruin - Gold Visa Debit - NAB.[br][br]No fee’s at all except the $10.00 monthly fee - which is waived if you put in more than $5000.00. [br][br]I am applying for this in a couple of weeks.[br][br]Spirit of Europe 23rd June 2009