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What is a prepaid Dollar travel card?

A prepaid US Dollar card is a card that you preload with money to spend while you’re holidaying in the US.

Much like a debit card, you can use a prepaid US Dollar travel card to buy goods and services. But with the critical selling point of much lower transaction fees.

Once you’ve spent the Dollars you’ve loaded on to the card, you can top it up whenever you want. And if you lose it, you can simply cancel the card and be issued with a replacement or emergency cash.

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How do prepaid Dollar cards work?

Prepaid Dollar cards are easy to get and easy to use. Here’s how…

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    Compare and apply online

    We’ll show you our best Dollar cards and highlight the key features. When you’ve found one you like, just click to apply

  • Load the card

    Before you travel, you can add money to your prepaid card on an ATM or by using your phone, text, online or via an app

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    Spend abroad

    Use your prepaid Dollar card just as you would a debit card. And if you run out of money, top up as required

What are the pros and cons of getting a USD currency card?

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    Pros

    • With prepaid travel cards, you can only spend the Dollars that you’ve put on it. Handy if you’re on a budget

    • You can take advantage of favourable exchange rates in the run up to your visit to the States

    • You can avoid foreign exchange fees that apply when using a debit or credit card in the US

    • You can take advantage of favourable exchange rates in the run up to your visit

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    Cons

    • Some cards can take up to a fortnight to arrive. So make sure you apply well ahead of your flight date

    • Some providers charge administration fees. These might include a sign-up fee, monthly charges or top-up fees

    • Limits sometimes apply on how much you can load onto your prepaid Dollar card

    • Unlike credit cards, you’re not protected by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if something goes wrong with your purchase

Compare prepaid Dollar travel cards with MoneySupermarket

Comparing prepaid Dollar travel cards is simple. Here’s how…

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    We’ll flag all our prepaid Dollar cards’ key features and selling points, as well fees and incentives

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Some prepaid Dollar travel cards apply a charge for withdrawing for an ATM while you’re in America. So if you think you’ll be using it to take out cash on a regular basis, try and seek out a card that waives those charges.

It’s also worth noting that most prepaid cards don’t permit UK withdrawals.

You can. But it’s critical to ensure you’re purchasing your goods or services in the right currency.

Just like debit cards and credit cards, prepaid cards are indeed contactless.

If your prepaid Dollar card is lost or stolen, contact the card issuer's customer service department to report the incident as soon as you realise.

They'll be able to block the card to prevent unauthorised use and assist you in getting a replacement card or accessing emergency funds. 

A prepaid card is similar to having travel money. Once you’ve loaded your card with cash, you can use it to buy goods and services in just the same way.

But the crucial difference is that a prepaid card is safer than carrying around a lot of cash or leaving it in your hotel room.

In the event that your prepaid card is stolen, it’s easy to cancel. And if your card goes astray, you can usually get a new one quickly.

If your provider can’t get a replacement card to you until you return home, they may even give you cash to see you through until you return home.

The other key selling point of a prepaid dollar card is that you can load your card and lock in a good rate before you set off, allowing you to make the most of your money.

Heading to the US soon? Make sure you're getting the best currency exchange rates with our one-stop travel money comparison tool.

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