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delboy
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PostSubject: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 5:28 pm

I will probably use a Euro loaded card this year to put my eggs in different Greek baskets, what do members recommend is the best card to go for and what are the costs of using them and do they have penalties for not using them.

Thank you for any answers on this dilemmia
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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 9:11 pm

I use the Fairfx version, and it suits me fine.

IMO the main difference between the cards is that some charge a token fee (Fairfx €1.50) for atm withdrawals, others don't.
The kick back is that Fairfx seem to consistently offer about a euro or so more than the other ones.
So if you draw out €100 + at a time it doesn't matter as you have 'paid' for your atm charge with your card loading rate.

Hope that makes sense.

The cards that don't charge are more suitable for people that will only draw out €20 or so at a time.

It appears to me that the Tesco and Sainsbury ones are all variations of the Travelex corp. These are the no atm charge cards.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 9:20 pm

so they give a lower rate of exhange then, now i did hear that if you dont use the card you are charged a fee. I assume if you did not use it and there were no euros on it they can't charge you?
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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 10:32 pm

I'm not sure on that one mate, Fairfx card doesn't charge a fee.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 10:39 pm

sounds like that one for me then cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 11:43 pm

If you go for it, I think I can give you a code, you get a card free and an extra %age or something on your first top up/card load.

I'll look it up later.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 11:45 pm

ok thanks for that, where do you get them from
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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 11:50 pm

You do it on-line mate, and it comes in the post like any credit card, you then have to authorise it.

http://www.fairfx.com/


But don't do it yet in case I can get you the code.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 11:52 pm

I'm just going to pm you the code and details rules

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PostSubject: Re: Best Travel Card to load Euros   Mon May 28, 2012 11:57 pm

ok thanks Mark
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