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Avoid Buying Travel Money At The Airport

Published on: June 19, 2014

Preparation is key to getting a great deal on your travel money.


The number one rule of ensuring you get a great deal is to avoid purchasing travel money at the airport where bureau de changes may offer poor rates.


A my Travel Cash Card takes the hard work out of buying your travel money. Simply purchase your card and then top up online whenever you need to, safe in the knowledge that you’ll get a competitive exchange rate.


If you need Euros or US Dollars, the Euro Currency Card and the US Dollar Currency Card allow you to secure an exchange rate when you top up the card.


When ordering or topping up a my Travel Cash Euro or US Dollar Currency Card, £1 will have bought you €1.2105 or $1.6414 at 10:45am on Thursday 19 June 2014.*


If you leave your travel money to the last minute and purchase it at the airport you may pay more for your travel money. For example, if buying these currencies on a Travelex Cash Passport at Travelex Heathrow Airport at 10:45am on Thursday 19 June 2014 £1 would have bought you €1.120 or $1.5308*


If you need a currency other than Euros or US Dollars or more than one currency, the Multi-Currency Card is designed for spending in any foreign currency. Simply top up your travel money in GB Pounds and then spend or withdraw in any foreign currency to get a great exchange rate.


As well as making sure that you get a competitive exchange rate, avoiding poor rates associated with buying currency at the last minute, my Travel Cash Cards give you:

  • 1% cashback on all purchases made using the card
  • No ATM fees abroad**
  • 24/7 Customer Services
  • Chip & PIN Protection

Take the hassle out of sorting your travel money and avoid poor exchange rates by ordering or topping up your my Travel Cash Card today!


*Rates checked at 10:45am BST Thursday 19 June 2014. Please note that the my Travel Cash Card exchange rates are updated every 15 minutes to track the MasterCard exchange rate. As a result the rates my Travel Cash offers do fluctuate. Therefore, the rate shown in this email may differ the rate currently offered on, the rate shown was correct at 10:45am BST Thursday 19 June 2014.

**Some ATM providers may apply surcharges. Withdrawing GB Pounds using the Multi-Currency Card incurs a 2.99% fee.