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    • skintarooney
    • By skintarooney 12th Jan 18, 11:10 PM
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    Travel money in the USA for Under 18
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    Travel money in the USA for Under 18 12th Jan 18 at 11:10 PM
    Please help!

    I am trying to decide on a secure way for my 17yo to take travel money to LA. Lots of lovely people on here made loads of suggestions but I am hitting a brick wall each time.

    The FairFX card says I have to order a card with a minimum balance so he can get one (I donít need one!) and all others say he is too young. We are quickly running out of time! Eek!
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    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 12th Jan 18, 11:46 PM
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    Are you looking for a free/cheap option or just anyway of getting money on a card for him?

    If so then most banks will offer youth accounts with debit cards which can be used in USA but come with a 3% fee on all transactions.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 13th Jan 18, 2:53 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 2:53 AM
    What happened with the FlexOne account application? Its Visa debit card has no overseas fees or exchange.loading.
    • surveysboy
    • By surveysboy 13th Jan 18, 4:06 AM
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    Why would it have to be totally secure? You can use Google Wallet, or Samsung Pay. That way the payments are tied to his smartphone and nothing else. If he needs more money, just put it inside the phone through secure methods. You could even utilize PayPal if you do not want to go through the banks.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 13th Jan 18, 5:11 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 5:11 AM
    https://www.nationwide.co.uk/products/current-accounts/flexone/apply#xtab:16to17

    Get on with it!
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