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Reasonable Pre-Paid Travel Card

  • michaels57

    Joined Travelfish
    14th December, 2009
    Posts: 6
    Total reviews: 4

    I just thought it was worth mentioning a product I found avail. in Australia from the ANZ bank. Its a pre-paid travel card (after some research appears to be one of the cheaper options)that is available in 7 denominations including US dollars (Perfect for my trip to Cambodia next week).

    You purchase the card for $11 AUS and then load your cash onto the card at a set exchange rate (No FEE for the initial deposit) and then use it as a VISA card for purchases (no fee) or at VISA atm's (Around $2.50 USD withdrawal fee).

    I have used an ANZ travelcard in Euros for a trip to Europe and it worked very well. A cost effective option compared to Credit Cards or Travellers cheques.

    the website is: www.anztravelcard.com/

    (BTW I don't work for the bank I just found their product very handy!)

    CHEERS

    MICHAEL

    #1 Posted: 13/1/2010 - 10:26

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  • cKristina

    Joined Travelfish
    11th January, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Thanks for the site. I have always wondered about this issue. I was going to get a travelers VISA, which was offered by my bank.

    #2 Posted: 14/1/2010 - 11:12

  • muzza

    Joined Travelfish
    30th June, 2009
    Posts: 13

    also available from most travel agents is "travelex" which is the same pre load type card, cost zip to load and the last time I used one(2 yrs ago) it was $3 aus per withdrawal. Could be used at any visa site. Cant recall set up cost but low.
    muzza.

    #3 Posted: 14/1/2010 - 18:02

  • michaels57

    Joined Travelfish
    14th December, 2009
    Posts: 6
    Total reviews: 4

    So I used the ANZ travel card, worked quite well used it like a VISA when I could at some resturaunts and accomodation. The first time I went to withdraw money from an ATM i decided to use the ANZ Royal bank thinking that there would be no fees, same bank, right? not so! I was charged and extra $4 US for the privelidge. Next I tried Canadia bank where there were no extra fees. Needless to say I searched out a Canadia ATM for future withdrawals!

    Hope this helps.

    #4 Posted: 13/2/2010 - 12:28

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