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Campaign For Clarity

We're here to help make understanding prepaid currency cards easy

Our campaign to make things clearer

Brits holidaying abroad will incur up to £100 million debit and credit card fees each summer, according to our research. A prepaid card could save a family of four around £70 in fees alone during a 10-day holiday, but there is still considerable confusion surrounding travel money plastic, and the majority of holidaymakers will be stung by fees and charges as they rely on credit and debit cards while abroad.


We understand you'd rather be choosing between beaches than worrying about your travel money, so our Campaign for Clarity is here to help you cut through the confusion when comparing prepaid currency cards. As part of this campaign we have:

  • Presented a new, standardised fees and charges table ensuring you know what you're paying
  • Contacted the UK Card Association to recommend all prepaid providers adopt a standardised approach, to ensure consistency across the sector, and to help comparisons between providers
  • Created a Glossary on our website to help you understand the terminology used

Wondering what all of the jargon means?

Use our simple prepaid card glossary to know your Acquirer from your merchant

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Save up to £70 with a prepaid currency card!

Holiday money is always the most fun money you ever spend, so make sure that your Dollars, Pounds and Lira goes further and see how the savings stack up

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Choose from two convenient solutions


Multi-currency Cash Passport

  • Lock in your exchange rate
  • Free ATM withdrawals* at over 2million ATMs around the world where MasterCard is accepted
  • Load up to 7 currencies on the card

Terms apply

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Globe Cash Passport

  • Maximum flexibility - use wherever you are in the world, where MasterCard is accepted, at the exchange rate of the day
  • More cost effective than your credit or debit card when used abroad**
  • Load in British Pounds with just a 2.49% overseas usage fee

Terms apply

Find out more

The Travelex Cash Passport is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by MasterCard International. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

* Some ATM operators may charge a withdrawal fee or set their own withdrawal limits - however, Travelex will not charge you a withdrawal fee on ATM transactions

** See our comparison table