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    • Woodssi
    • By Woodssi 5th Jan 18, 12:49 PM
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    US - Credit Card or Pre-Paid Card?
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    US - Credit Card or Pre-Paid Card? 5th Jan 18 at 12:49 PM
    Hello Members.
    First Post.

    I am travelling to US later this year with my family, I am saving an amount per month, so will have a sum before I go (May into June).

    In regards to payment whilst I'm there (Eating out, attractions, purchases from shops) do people advise I use a Travel Credit Card or should I go for a Pre-Paid Card?

    I've seen some pro's & cons for both (Purchase insurance on items etc) but I don't think I'll be buying anything too expensive (at least not planning to...)

    What's the general preference?

    (Will have cash dollars for tips and stuff)

    All advice greatly appreciated.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 5th Jan 18, 1:43 PM
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    Here's a helpful link.
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cards/travel-credit-cards

    Halifax Clarity credit card would be a good starting point.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 5th Jan 18, 2:47 PM
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    You should have at least one of each, and/or Starling Bank debit card - don't risk being stuck if one is declined or lost etc.

    For prepaid I can recommend Loot, zero cost and fees except 1 per ATM withdrawal after the first two free per month:

    https://loot.io/
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