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 30 October 2015. Next update due February 2016.

Euro and dollar prepaid cards
Card nameCost of cardForeign ATM feeTop-up fee debit cardTop-up optionsScenario 1 - eurosScenario 2 - dollars
Revolut CardNoFreeFree - DCSmartphone app£256£227
CaxtonFX Euro/Dollar CardNoFreeFree - DCInternet / phone / SMS£261£233
Monarch Eurozone CardNoFreeFree - DCInternet£261n/a
Ace FX Euro/Dollar CardNoFreeFree - DCInternet£262£233
We SwapNo€1.75/$2.25Free - DCSmartphone app£262£232
Easyjet Euro Currency Card£5.95FreeFree - DCInternet£263n/a
Travelex Cash PassportNoFreeFreeInternet / Phone / Branch£263£230
Bread FX Euro card£10 deposit€ 1.50Free - DCInternet£264n/a
FairFx Currency Cards£9.95€1.5/$2Free - DC & BACsInternet / Phone / SMS£264£235
Moneycorp (White) Explorer CardFree€1.75/$2.25Free - DCInternet / Phone / Moneycorp branch£264£234
my Travel Cash Euro/DollareNoFreeFree - DCInternet / mobile phone app£265£234
Thomas Cook Cash Passport (Euro/Dollar)No€2/$2.5FreeBranch / Internet£266£236
Sainsbury's Bank Cash PassportNo€1.75/$2.3Free - DCInternet / phone£266£235
ICE Travellers Cashcard Euro/Dollar£4.75FreeFreeInternet£267£237
The Co-operative Bank Cash PassportNo€2/$2.5FreeInternet / Phone£269£238
Thomson Travel Money Card (Euro/Dollar)No€2/$3FreeBranch / Internet£270£240
Post Office Travel Money CardNo€2/$2.5FreeInternet / Phone / Branch / SMS£271£240
Virgin Money Prepaid Travel Money CardNo€1.5/$2Free - DCInternet£273£242
Table notes:
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 15 September 2015
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

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