What is a euro or dollar prepaid card?
If you're heading to a country that uses the euro or US dollar as its currency, check out the providers listed in the table below.
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 that, 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.
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Table last updated in May 2017.
Euro and dollar prepaid cards reviewed
|Euro and dollar prepaid cards|
|Card name||Cost of card||Foreign ATM fee||Top-up fee debit card||Top-up options|
|AA Euro Prepaid Card||Free if over £100||€1.50||Free||Internet|
The cost of the card is £9.95 if you load less than £100. Cash withdrawals above £50/€50 are free
|Bread FX Euro card||Free||€1.50||Free||Internet|
A £10 deposit is required when you take out the card, which is refunded on first load.
|CaxtonFX Currency Card||Free||Free||Free||Internet / phone / SMS|
|Easyjet Euro Currency Card||Free if over £100||Free||Free||Internet|
The cost of the card is £5.95 if you load less than £100.
|Fair FX Everywhere Card||Free if over £200||€1.50/$2||Free||Internet|
The cost of the card is £9.95 if you load less than £200.
|ICE Traveller's Cashcard Euro/Dollar||Free if over £700||Free||Free||Internet|
The cost of the card is £4.95 if you load less than £700.
|Moneycorp Explorer Card||Free||See 'More info'||Free||Internet/Phone/Branch|
Minimum fee is €3.00, maximum is €7.50; or minimum is $4.00, maximum is $10.00
|PFS Travel Money Card (Euro/Dollar)||£8.95||2%||Free||Post Office/ Internet/ Payzone|
|Post Office Travel Money Card||Free||€2/$2.5||Free||Internet / Branch / Mobile phone App / Phone|
|Sainsbury's Cash Passport||Free||Free||2% (into GBP purse). Free for loads into all other currencies on your card)||In store/ Internet / Phone|
|Thomas Cook Multi-Currency Cash Passport||Free||€1.75/$2.5||2%||Internet/Phone/ Mobile phone app/ Bank transfer|
|Thomson Travel Money Card||Free||€2/$3||Free||Branch / Internet / mobile phone app|
|Travelex Money Card||Free||Free||Free for FX loads, 2% for GBP loads.||Internet / Phone / Branch|
|Virgin Money Prepaid Travel Mastercard||Free||€1.5/$2||Free||Internet|
|We Swap Prepaid Mastercard||Free||€1.75/$2.25||1% to 2%||Internet|
ATM fees only apply to withdrawals under £200. Top up fees depend on how quickly you require the currency (2% - instant, 1.3% - 3 days, 1% - 1 week). For all users who registered prior to 08/05/2017, the immediate swap fee is 1.4%.
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