Again, I think they all charge. A couple of years ago I got a Travelex Cash Passport which allows you to load up a card in sterling and then draw on that in local currency with no transaction charges. What was hidden in the small print was that they charge 2% to load the card
||You could take a preloaded card...weve done this twice and its great...good exchange rate and you can load more on whenever you like..Have a look at FairFX ..its a modern version of travellers cheques...its mastercard based so accepted most places No charges for using it and minimal charge for withdrawing money|
||I use a FairFX card too.|
They all charge, or you get a poorer exchange rate.
MSE will suggest the best current one.
I've looked on MSE... best one is the Post Office one..
I will have a look at the FairFX thing...
Thanks for all suggestions... keep them coming!!
I use Halifax Clarity when abroad (credit card)
I pre-order cash usually from from
Many debit cards have horrendous fees abroad (worse than credit cards)!
For cash I pre-order on the internet (usually Travel-X) and collect at the airport on day of travel . Delivery to home is free - but I don't like waiting in to sign for it
||Caxton is another useful one.|
||I use the Halifax Clarity card, I don't think you get quite such a good rate but there are no loading fees and unless the machine charges you the cash advance apr is the same as the normal apr (currently 12.9% though it is charged from when you get the money rather than the end of the month) so I use it for all my abroad transactions where possible|