Prepaid cards Sterling prepaid cards reviewed
Best sterling prepaid cards
If you're travelling abroad to a country that doesn't use the Euro or US Dollar as its main currency, or if you're travelling to more than one country, a Sterling prepaid card could offer great value.
If you're heading to the Eurozone or the USA, a Euro- or Dollar-denominated prepaid card may offer better value.
Scenario 1: Total cost of making five €50 purchases and five €50 cash withdrawals from an ATM abroad, based on average exchange rates offered over 6 separate days between February and March 2013. We also factor in load and cash withdrawal fees.
Scenario 2: As scenario 1, but making five $50 purchases and five $50 cash withdrawals (provider's fees included)
DC - Debit Card
- Amount includes 1% cashback, offered between 1 December 2012 and 31 December 2013
- Minimum load is £50. Load fee for credit card is 2%.
- £9.95 purchase fee
- Minimum load is £100, limit of 2 withdrawals per day and 4 withdrawals over 5 days. £4.50 charge to remove unused money from the card.
- Based on CaxtonFx's Global Traveller MasterCard. The Visa card version would cost £446 for scenario 1 and £339 for scenario 2.
- £9.95 purchase and annual fee. Minimum load is £50. Load fee for credit card is 2.5%
- 1% cashback can be earned on purchases. Load fee fir credit card is 2.5%. £2 inactivity fee if the card is not used for 12 consecutive months. £5 fee to cancel the card.
- Minimum load is £10. Load fee for credit cards is 2.5% and there is £5 fee to cancel the card.
- There is an additional 50p charge for each point of sale transaction abroad
- £2 inactivity fee if the card is not used for 12 consecutive months. Minimum load is £50. £4 over counter fee to retrieve unused money, £10 negative balance charge
- £9.95 purchase fee, £4.95 annual fee thereafter. 3.99% load for credit cards
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