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#1 paddy900

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:49 pm

I have been thinking about what i way i will manage my Euros when we head off for the MT11,

I dont want to be taking a load of cash with me and also i dont want to use my credit card for everything then get hit with more charges,

I was on Martin Lewis Money saving expert. com email list and i was looking at Pre Paid debit cards,

Prepaid Cards

I signed up for the Fairfx card, i think it will be handy for the likes of buying petrol and cake,

Here's a direct link and that wavers the reg fee,

FairFX

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#2 Matt101

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:37 am

Thanks for that Paddy.

Just signed up for one now. Mrs likes the idea I can top up every month up to the Masserberg trip good.gif

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:02 am

http://www.carpe-tdm...p;hl=nationwide

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:24 am

I've had a Caxton FX Euro card for a while now and you save a fortune in the currency charges you pay using a normal credit/debit card. However, on the recent French trip, it didn't work on the toll road payment machine so had to use a normal card but have not had any other problems in shops, garages or cash machines tup.gif
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#5 Nog

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:24 am

I used one of these on my holidays last year. They're brilliant for using abroad without the worry of having your main cards cloned/lost etc.

I topped it up in small doses just incase it was lost, but have thought it is worth getting another one to use solely for internet purchases - keeps the credit card number safe.

The only problem with this is that the purchase isn't then protected as it would be under a credit card, so bit of a toss up.

#6 dicky1

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 pm

Thanks for the various tips regarding currency. I do have a nationwide credit card but some of the benefit has now been taken away. We also tend to fill both bikes and pay as one to avoid duplicating the minimum fee. I'll have a look at the fairfx card
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:49 pm

Almost everywhere in Europe the EC. Will accept Visa and Master Card, the less frequently.
The gillt for hotels, gas stations, restaurants and shops.
One gets from the cash machines at the bank. Here you pay a high fee but gets a good exchange rate.
That's why I get cash abroad only once, and I pay the hotel bill at the end with the rest of the cash and by credit card.
In business or at the gas station there is the basic fee is not, and the exchange rate is also better than in exchange for cash.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:00 pm

Anyone else used CaxtonFX? Now Nationwide have introduced fees oi am investigating the best alternative.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:21 pm

Not a Caxton but a Halifax Clarity Credit card,no charges on transactions abroadand a boon at tolls.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:10 pm

Recently used the PO Mastercard pre loaded with Euros,, works fine but cant be used at the pumps,, you need to present it to the cashier..

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