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    • MSE Helen Saxon
    • By MSE Helen Saxon 28th May 15, 11:15 AM
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    Prepaid Travel Cards guide
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    Prepaid Travel Cards guide 28th May 15 at 11:15 AM
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    • adindas
    • By adindas 18th Apr 18, 3:01 PM
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    I understand with Loots.io

    For ATM withdrawals in the UK & abroad, you get two free withdrawals each month and then they are £1 each time thereafter http://support.loot.io/going-abroad/can-i-use-atms-abroad

    They have not clearly stated how they define a month. But as usual with card of this kind, one month will normally refer to calendar month (?)

    So if your travel span along two consecutives months you will get four free withdrawal.

    Has anyone really tried this and observed it that there is no £1 fee for this ??

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    Originally posted by adindas
    Just want to inform the forum that a month definition with loots is based on calendar month so if your overseas travel span within two months you could get 2+2 withdrawals (e.g four free withdrawals in total).

    I got this confirmation from an agent from chatting with them.
    Last edited by adindas; 18-04-2018 at 5:21 PM.
    • dobbollah
    • By dobbollah 26th Apr 18, 5:18 PM
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    prepaid card for use in America
    last time i went i used the Thomson one, no complaints, but I'm led to believe with Revolt the exchange rates are better.

    I'd welcome any suggestions for any others??
    Debt free since Jan 2016

    • bulletthebluesky341
    • By bulletthebluesky341 29th Apr 18, 10:07 AM
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    Caxtonfx cashback
    Good morning all,

    First post here, so apologies if this has been asked and answered already: I have read through the whole thread and searched, but didn't see it.
    I am just in the process of signing up for a Caxtonfx card, via Topcashback and have a quick question:

    Topcashback give different cash back rates, depending on initial load on the card. However, in going through the registration process for the card, it asks for an initial top-up / deposit of £10+ to order the card. Does anyone know if this is the point at which I have to load sufficient funds to achieve the limit for cashback, or will this be the money I load once the card arrives. I had hoped to order the card with £10 and then load holiday spending money closer to the date of travel, as it is currently in savings accounts and earning interest, albeit only small amounts. It is rather confusing on the Caxton website, as sometimes they refer to this initial payment as 'a deposit', and as 'a top-up' or 'load' at other times.

    Just to say, before anyone advises that this is not the best card to take / use, I have Clarity and Revolute cards too; this is just my back-up as I am doing lots of travelling this year.

    Thank you in anticipation.
    • DCDonaldson
    • By DCDonaldson 17th May 18, 10:34 AM
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    Applying for Prepaid Travel Card for family member
    I have a sister-in-law coming to visit from South Africa. She will be spending a few days in the UK after travelling around Europe. We are giving her some spending money for her trip. The most secure way of doing this is to provide her with a prepaid travel card in Euros, which she can use while travelling and hopefully also in the UK when she visits us after gambolling across Europe.

    Does anybody know of a card supplier that will permit the card to be issued in someone else's name? I had thought of getting a card in my name, but that would create issues if she is asked for any identification when making a purchase in Europe.

    Any suggestions or advice would be most appreciated.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 17th May 18, 2:22 PM
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    Does anybody know of a card supplier that will permit the card to be issued in someone else's name?
    Originally posted by DCDonaldson
    No, it doesn't exist.

    If she has any kind of verifiable address in UK she can apply for a Loot prepaid account, or an address anywhere in Europe a Revolut account.

    A TransferWise Borderless Account may accept a South African applicant, I'm not sure.

    I've never known ID being required for a card payment in Europe.
    • firsttimetraveller17
    • By firsttimetraveller17 18th May 18, 1:51 PM
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    Hello. I am going travelling from west to east across America and I am looking for the best travel card to get. Has anyone had any experience using Revolut in America and would you recommend it?
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 18th May 18, 2:06 PM
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    Hello. I am going travelling from west to east across America and I am looking for the best travel card to get. Has anyone had any experience using Revolut in America and would you recommend it?
    Originally posted by firsttimetraveller17
    I've used mine in Canada, Australia & New Zealand with no problems at all - I say no problems, it got refused in Canada twice but then I remembered I'd frozen the card on the app just in case I lost it!


    Once unfrozen it worked like a dream.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • firsttimetraveller17
    • By firsttimetraveller17 18th May 18, 3:48 PM
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    Perfect, thank you! That was the final confirmation I needed. I will go ahead and order the travel card
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 19th May 18, 3:55 AM
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    eDicky
    I recommend that you study the Revolut FAQs and fair usage policy, to help avoid any mistakes or surprises during use.

    USA (and other) card terminals often need the type of card to be selected, 'Credit Card' usually needs to be chosen for Revolut.

    There's sometimes a complication with American restaurants who take payment twice, then refund one charge later.

    Any card can sometimes fail or be lost etc, so always have backup, even if it's your regular debit card. A good option is https://loot.io/
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