capdan wrote: »
We have a Sainsburys Cash Passport which we frequently loaded with euros. We had no problem using mainly for petrol until we called into a Carrefour last year in France. We used the card in the main store and then went round and used Carrefour's card only petrol station.
There was plenty of money to cover these on the preloaded card.
Later that evening we went out to a restaurant and used the card again.It was declined which seemed unusual as you cannot overspend.
Back at the hotel we checked the balance online and the petrol station amount was 50€ over what we had spent. Thinking it was a mistake i phoned Sainsburys contact numbers back in the UK. They said frequently businesses would add on to ensure the payment went through. It should be cleared and refunded a few days later.
This is exactly what happened but seemed ridiculous that a
pre- payment card could have that happen to it.
It has now made us very wary of using it and wondering whether it is worth the bother.
Andyjrb wrote: »
The Revolut app looks pretty good. Allows you to swap currencies instantly back and forth at a very similar rate highlighted on xe.com at the touch of button, seemingly at no cost. Therefore, everyone can easily become currency speculators, grabbing the best rates as they happen. If you want your GBP back out either 'send' it on or just head to a UK cash machine with the Mastercard.
Stockleyo wrote: »
Ordered a physical card as I am heading out to Europe this weekend.
trwblanchard wrote: »
Anyone have recent experience with the Travelex Global card? I'm travelling soon so don't have time to wait the 7-10 days for other cards, will need more currencies than Euros for an interrail trip. The MSE post says that this card has no ATM fees, but the Travelex site says they do (travelex.co.uk/services/cash-passport/globe-cash-passport/globe-cash-passport-fees-and-charges)
Has this changed recently or am I missing something?
p.s. This is my first post, apologies if this is the wrong thread
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