Prepaid currency cards are an alternative way to fund your holiday, without any associated fees that may arise getting hold of your money abroad and eliminating the risk of carrying physical cash on you in unfamiliar countries.
Travel currency cards can be topped-up and used to make payments or used in cashpoints. As well as this, FairFX cards can be topped up via internet or mobile phone while you are on your trip, so should you run short, you won't have to pay local rates for your money.
How the FairFX currency card works
Sign Up - Order here by loading £10 worth of currency to your FREE card.
Activate - Receive your card and PIN within 10 days and then activate.
Top Up - Top up with your chosen currency and use wherever you see the MasterCard symbol.
Benefits of the FairFX Card:
- Use like a debit/credit card without incurring charges for using your card abroad
- The card is FREE
- Use it anywhere in the world where you see the MasterCard logo
- Chip and PIN protection for your security and peace of mind
- Manage your FairFX Card from your mobile phone via the FairFX app
- Convenient to use - just load and spend
- £10 pre-loaded (you pay £10, you get £10 in your chosen currency)
- Zero hidden fees
Ordering your card
Once you have ordered your card, it may take up to 7-10 working days to receive it. Providing there are no delays however, you may receive your card as early as 3-5 working days.
You can top up online, with a debit or credit card or by bank transfer. Once payment has been received, funds will usually be available for use within minutes. Be aware however, that on extremely rare occasions this can be longer, as for security purposes some loads are held back on random selection while their validity is checked.
The minimum load per single transaction is £50, €60 or $75, and maximum card load of £2500.00, €3750.00 or $5000.00. Your card cannot be loaded for than twice a day. The maximum balance on you Prepaid Card cannot exceed £20,000.00, €30,000.00 or $40,000.00.
FairFX card rates
With our rates, the price you see is the price you'll pay, so you can rest assured that there won't be any hidden fees
The FairFX system is well-established, with excellent customer ratings and problems are rare. If however, you experience any problems with your card, or your card is lost or stolen, there is a support network either through Holiday Extras or FairFX and for a helpful FAQ, visit our support page.
A comprehensive overview of all foreign exchange options available through Holiday Extras can be found here