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Benefits of a Travel Money Card

7th February 2017

Travel money cards are a popular, secure and easy way to take money on overseas holidays.  They can simplify the currency exchange process, and assist you to manage your travel money easily.

Whether you’re travelling to a single destination and just need a single currency, or you’re visiting several countries with different currencies, travel money cards can make a world of difference. To prove it, our FXperts have compiled the top 5 reasons to bring a travel money card on your next trip.

 

Convenience

The best thing about a travel money card is you can use your cash however it’s needed. You can load any amount from $100 to $100,000 every year, and use it across ATMs and tellers anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

Security

 

Because your travel money card is not connected to your transaction account, potential losses are restricted if your card gets stolen. It’s easy to suspend or cancel a lost or stolen card, and your provider may be able to give you access to emergency funds anywhere in the world – making travel money cards a secure and convenient  way to take money overseas. If you need to contact Cash Passport™ to suspend or cancel a card, please do so here.

Flexibility

There’s not a single person travelling overseas that thinks to themselves “I’d really love to carry around thousands of dollars across multiple currencies for my entire trip.” That’s why a pre-paid travel money card can help. You can load up to 10 currencies from all over the world, so the one card will work in millions of different ways.

Locked in rate

 

With a regular debit or credit card, the currency rate can vary hugely during your trip. And once you add on the conversion fees that may apply, you’re going to end up with far less bang for your Aussie buck. But a travel money card allows you to load and lock your foreign currency at that day’s exchange rate* and actively manage your balance – so you’ll know exactly how much you have to spend.

In other words, even if the New Zealand dollar drops in value, that won’t affect the amount already loaded on your card in another currency.

Streamlined

The Travel Money Nz Currency Pass allows you to load up to 10 currencies, and set the default currency for your location. If there isn’t enough money loaded for the local currency, your Currency Pass will automatically make up the balance from other currencies loaded on your card – using the latest exchange rate at the time of the transaction.

And if you’ve taken out a Cover-More Insurance Policy, good news! And to ice this delicious cake, all the phone numbers you’ll need are included on your Currency Pass.

Find out more about the Travel Money Nz Currency Pass and its amazing benefits today.

 

 

*Lock in your exchange rates mean the exchange rate is locked in for the initial load only. The exchange rates for subsequent reloads will be set at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the transaction.

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