Multi currency

Compare multi currency prepaid cards

Some prepaid cards allow you to load them up with sterling and then use them anywhere in the word. Ideal for your holiday spending, you'll avoid expensive foreign transaction charges and won't need to carry around lots of cash. Compare the best deals at MoneySuperMarket.

Multi currency prepaid cards - Ordered by - Biggest saving to customers based on an £1000 load
with 10 purchases of £50 and five ATM transactions at £100 each.
 

WeSwap WeSwap

Prepaid MasterCard

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • Perfect mid-market rates (0% fee) on first seven day swap for Moneysupermarket customers
  • No ATM fees for withdrawals over £200 (or currency equivalent)
  • You get £35 travel money free when you make a first load of £500 or more
But be aware that
  • You must be a UK resident aged 18 or over
  • After the first 0% fee seven day swap, commission of up to 2% is charged, depending on how quickly you ask WeSwap to complete your currency swap.
Exclusive

As a MoneySuperMarket customer, get a free 7-day swap when you join and an extra £35 free travel money when you load £500 or more. This offer is only available through MoneySuperMarket.com. T&Cs apply

Caxton Caxton

FX Currency Card

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • A simple and convenient way to manage and spend your travel money
  • Buy currency and manage spending. Hold euros, US dollars, sterling or any available currency, check balances and transactions, and top-up using Caxton's app
  • Competitive exchange rates and no hidden fees
But be aware that
  • Avoid using your card for security deposits, automated petrol stations, toll booths, car rentals and hotel room deposits
  • Always choose local currency when using your Caxton Card if you're given the choice of paying in either euro/dollars or in sterling.
  • If you use your card at ATMs and at point-of-sale in the UK, a £1.50 fee will be applied. Outside the UK, fees do not apply.
Exclusive

MONEYSUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS RECEIVE £30 CASHBACK ON LOADS OVER £500. THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO NEW CUSTOMERS THROUGH MONEYSUPERMARKET. T&CS APPLY.

FairFX FairFX

FairFX Everywhere Card

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • Free card when you load more than £50 onto the card.
  • As a FairFX customer, you automatically earn 3.5% cashback every time you spend at selected high-street brands in the UK
But be aware that
  • There is a £5.99 charge for a lost or stolen card replacement
  • 1.4% foreign exchange fee
Exclusive

AS A NEW FAIRFX CUSTOMER APPLYING THROUGH MONEYSUPERMARKET, RECEIVE £5 WHEN YOU LOAD £500 OR MORE, OR £26 WHEN YOU LOAD £1,000 OR MORE. THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH MONEYSUPERMARKET.COM. T&CS APPLY.

Revolut Revolut

Revolut Multi-Currency

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • Spend abroad with no fees in over 130 currencies, with free international ATM withdrawals (£200 monthly allowance)
  • Easy to use: sign up and start using in 60 seconds, with free load and unload with debit & credit card or bank transfer
  • Buy crypto in one tap, send and receive from other users, split bills, manage your spending with budgeting tools, lock and unlock your card in one tap
But be aware that
  • ATM withdrawal limit of £200 or local equivalent per month. Further withdrawals attract a 2% fee
  • Outside of FX market hours (Saturday and Sunday), 0.5% fee applied to exchange rate to cover rate fluctuations. Specific fees apply for some smaller currencies - see revolut.com/fee-schedule for details
Limited offer

UNTIL 31 AUGUST, MONEYSUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS CAN RECEIVE A FREE REVOLUT CARD (WORTH £5) BY FOLLOWING THE ADJACENT LINK, ENTERING THEIR MOBILE NUMBER ON THE PAGE AND FOLLOWING THE SIGN-UP TEXT.

Cashplus Cashplus

Cashplus prepaid MasterCard (Freedom)

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • FREE UK ATM Withdrawals, FREE Purchases, NO Monthly Fee
  • Instant online approval. No credit check to apply
  • iDraft up to £250 and £1000 Direct Debit cover available – subject to approval
But be aware that
  • You must be a UK resident aged 18 or over
Exclusive

MoneySuperMarket customers receive £10 upon first load of £50. This offer is only available through MoneySuperMarket.com. T&Cs apply.

ICE ICE

ICE Travellers Cashcard

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • Free to buy, and no purchase or withdrawal fees
  • 1.5% cashback on all purchases of £50 or more
  • Free back-up card for emergency use
But be aware that
  • A 2.85% fee applies to all loads on this card
  • Minimum load of £50 on ICE Sterling
  • Maximum ATM withdrawal of £2,500 per day
Cashback

1.5% Cashback on qualifying purchases

Moneycorp Moneycorp

explorer multi-currency MasterCard®

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Transaction fee

Free

Monthly fee

Free

Card fee

Free

UK ATM fee

Free

International ATM fee

Free

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Great for
  • Purchase the card for FREE and reload at your convenience
  • Load up to 10 currencies (GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD, NZD, ZAR, TRY, CHF and AED) and hold more than one currency at any time
  • Move money easily from one currency to another whilst travelling
But be aware that
  • £3 per month fee if not used for 12 consecutive months
  • £10 fee for lost, stolen or damaged card replacement

 

Prepaid cards are not eligible for protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

What is a currency card?

A currency card is a type of prepaid card which allows you to make transactions abroad without expensive fees or charges. Depending on your location, you have a choice of currencies you can put on the card, including pounds, euros or US dollars. The currency loaded onto the card is fixed at that day's exchange rate. 

Other currency prepaid cards

Like travellers cheques for the modern holidaymaker or business tripper, foreign currency prepaid cards offer a secure way to take your travel money away with you. 

Some prepaid cards allow you to pre-load them with sterling and you can then use them for your holiday spending anywhere in the world, across multiple currencies. By doing so, you can side-step expensive foreign transaction fees charged by many debit and credit cards and, because you pre-load your card with cash in advance, it's ideal if you're on a budget.

Avoid foreign exchange charges

Most debit and credit cards charge high fees when you use them abroad. On purchases, for example, you'll usually have to fork out a foreign currency charge of between 2.75% and 2.99%, which means paying an extra £3 every time you spend £100.

And if you withdraw money from a cash machine, you will often face a further 2% to 3% charge, plus daily interest if you make a withdrawal using a credit card.

The good news, however, is that foreign currency prepaid cards charge either much lower overseas fees, or nothing at all.

When comparing deals, you just need to remember to look out for charges for loading money on to the card, as well as so-called 'inactivity' fees that can kick in if you don't use your card for a number of months. 

Stick to a budget

It's easy to relax the purse-strings a little on holiday, but we can easily end up regretting it if our excess leads to a debt headache on our return.

However, unlike a credit card, or a debit card that allows you to go overdrawn, a prepaid card will only allow you to spend what you’ve put on it.

And that makes it a helpful tool for sticking to your holiday budget (although you may want to carry another form of payment in case of emergencies). 

Stay secure

A small amount of local currency can be very useful when you arrive at your holiday destination. 

But taking your entire budget in cash is very risky and could leave you in a sticky situation if your wallet, purse or bag gets stolen, for example. If, on the other hand, your foreign currency prepaid card is lost or stolen, all you need to do is contact the card provider immediately to cancel it and many providers will either issue you with emergency cash or even send out a replacement. 

Find the best deal

With MoneySuperMarket, you can compare and apply for a range of foreign currency prepaid cards with ease. So take a look at our tables to ensure you're getting the right one for your particular needs. 

 

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