Prepaid cards Euro and Dollar prepaid cards reviewed
Best Euro and Dollar prepaid cards
If you're heading to a country that uses the Euro or US Dollar as its currency, the prepaid cards in the table below are ranked by a combination of exchange rate, load and ATM fees. By loading the card with Euros or Dollars before you travel, you can set the exchange rate at a time when rates are in your favour.
Sterling prepaid cards are not restricted to a particular currency and our analysis shows in some cases they can be as competitive as their Euro/Dollar counterparts.
Alternatively, a credit card with low fees on overseas spending can work out as the best option for purchases made abroad, as long as the bill is paid off in full each month. Revolut shown in the table below offers near interbank rates on a par with the exchange rate offered by Visa/MasterCard.
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Table last updated in March 2016. Next update due September 2016.
|Euro and dollar prepaid cards|
|Card name||Cost of card||Foreign ATM fee||Top-up fee debit card||Top-up options||Scenario 1 - euros||Scenario 2 - dollars|
|Revolut Card||No||Free||Free - DC||Smartphone app||£272||£251|
|Ace FX Euro/Dollar Card||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet||£277||£255|
|Moneycorp (White) Explorer Card||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet / Phone / Moneycorp branch||£278||£256|
|We Swap||No||€1.75/$2.25||Free - DC||Internet, Smartphone app||£278||£257|
|CaxtonFX Euro/Dollar Card||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet / phone / SMS||£279||£257|
|Vida FX Prepaid Currency card||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet||£279||£257|
|Easyjet Euro Currency Card||£5.95a||Free||Free - DC||Internet||£280||n/a|
|Bread FX Euro card||£10 deposit||€ 1.50||Free - DC||Internet / Phone||£280||n/a|
|Travelex Cash Passport||No||Free||Free||Internet / Phone / Branch||£281||£258|
|FairFx Currency Cards||£9.95||€1.5/$2||Free - DC & BACs||Internet / Phone / SMS||£281||£259|
|My Travel Cash Euro/Dollar||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet / mobile phone app||£282||£260|
|Monarch Eurozone Card||No||Free||Free - DC||Internet||£282||n/a|
|Thomas Cook Cash Passport (Euro/Dollar)||No||€2/$2.5||Free||Internet/Phone||£282||£260|
|The Co-operative Bank Cash Passport||No||€2/$2.5||Free||Internet / Phone||£282||£260|
|Escape Travel Money Cash Passport||No||Free||Free||Internet||£283||£260|
|Virgin Money Prepaid Travel Money Card||No||€1.5/$2||Free - DC||Internet||£284||£261|
|Thomson Travel Money Card (Euro/Dollar)||No||€2/$3||Free||Branch / Internet / mobile phone app||£284||£263|
|PFS Travel Money Card (Euro/Dollar)||No||2%b||Free||Branch / Internet / SMS||£287||£262|
|Post Office Travel Money Card||No||€2/$2.5||Free||Internet / Phone / Branch / SMS||£288||£264|
|ICE Travellers Cashcard Euro/Dollar||£4.75||Free||Free||Internet||£292||£268|
Scenario 1: Total cost of making six €25 purchases and two €100 cash withdrawals from an ATM abroad, based on the exchange rate offered on the 1 March 2016
Scenario 2: As scenario 1, but making six $25 purchases and two $100 cash withdrawals (provider's fees included). The table is ranked by Scenario 1
a Free if you load over £100 b €3-€7.5; $4-$10
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