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  • lanamike

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    Hey

    Just wondering has anyone used a pre-paid card I was looking at fairfx? Seems like a good idea?

    #1 Posted: 5/8/2010 - 18:27

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  • bradmcfc81

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    My girlfriend and i have just got the Fairfx cards. Definitely a good idea to get one, and its a very simple online process.

    #2 Posted: 8/8/2010 - 04:04

  • lanamike

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    Thanks for your reply bradmcfc81 think well apply looks good

    #3 Posted: 8/8/2010 - 07:19

  • somtam2000

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    I guess I can see an advantage if you're travelling to the US or to an EU-denominated country, but otherwise you're still going to be dealing with currency fluctuations.

    10 quid for the card and US$2 per ATM withdrawl - they refer to the termms and conditions for the "detailed information regarding fees" but I can't actually find those T&C anywhere on the site.

    #4 Posted: 8/8/2010 - 09:11

  • lanamike

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    Hey Somtam2000

    Its seems to say that you only pay $2 for atm withdrawals and the exchange rate changes daily. The exchange rate is just displayed on the front page http://www.fairfx.com/ seems to be quite good for exchange rates although they change daily so strike while the irons hot to get best rates nd value for money. it seems to have the most competitive exchange rates compared to hsbc and other leading companies. take a look and get back to me on your thoughts. cheers guys.

    #5 Posted: 9/8/2010 - 02:33

  • bradmcfc81

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    Hi Somtam, the £10 fee is wavered if you get the card through Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website... http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ . My girlfriend and i got our cards via that site, as we were both planning on using our Nationwide accounts when we go to South East Asia for 6 months in September. Since the announcement that the fees would go up on the Nationwide accounts in November, we've decided to use the Fairfx cards instead.

    #6 Posted: 9/8/2010 - 06:36

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