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 can offer excellent value. 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 should not be ruled out however as some of the best ones may offer better value.
If you're going to a country that doesn't use the Euro or US Dollar, consider a sterling-denominated card instead.
Scenario 1: Total cost of making five €50 purchases and five €50 cash withdrawals from an ATM abroad, based on average exchange rate offered over 6 separate days between February and March 2013
Scenario 2: As scenario 1, but making five $50 purchases and five $50 cash withdrawals (provider's fees included)
The table is ranked by Scenario 1
Key: DC = Debit Card
- £10 deposit paid for card, repaid in your first balance
- Also available in Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, South African Rand
- There is an inactivity fee of $3.50 for the Dollar card and €3 on the Euro card if the card is not used for 12 consecutive months
- Top up fee may vary according to branch
- 1% cashback can be earned on purchases. Cashback goes back on the card in the following month
- There is a £2 inactivity fee if the card is not used for 12 consecutive months
- £0.99 to load debit, 4% credit card
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