Choosing a Travel Card

For a guide, read How to Choose a Travel Card


The Currency Shop is a free comparison website for Overseas Money TransfersTravel Cards and Travel Money, where you can find the best exchange rates, fees and services in under a minute.

We also offer free personalised advice via phone, email or even face-to-face if it all seems a bit overwhelming. Get in contact to arrange a chat with one of our local consultants, you'll be surprised by what's out there. 

So whether you're an importer paying a supplier in a foreign currency, an expat sending money home, or a holidaymaker looking for the best deal on Travel Money, avoid the hassle of shopping around and get in touch today.

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Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport

What you need to know about the Cash Passport

When to use it

The Cash Passport is useful for someone that regularly travels but also makes online purchases in foreign currency.

What we like about the Cash Passport

$0 international ATM fees. This is a huge benefit if you are travelling often and prefer to take out local cash from an ATM


No international  ATM fees

Can load 10 currencies on the card

The Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport is available for purchase online or at your local Travelex store (excluding HSBC branches). You can pick it up at the airport before you fly.

Free replacement card & 1 free extra card

NAB Traveller Card

What you need to know about the NAB Traveller Card

When to use it

If you travel often and take out local currency in cash frequently. If you already bank with NAB, this card is can be managed through NAB internet banking.

What we like about the NAB Traveller Card

Having access to emergency funds and a replacement card at no cost is great. Hopefully you'll never need it but it's a good fall back. 

The 1% initial load fee waived on a new NAB Traveller Carduntil 1 October 2014

 


NAB Traveller Card is a prepaid card that lets you use up to 10 currencies on the one card when you travel , so you can pay like a local.

Lock in exchange rates before you travel to know exactly how much money you can spend while you're away.

Anyone can apply for a NAB Traveller Card.

 

ANZ Travel Card

What you need to know about the ANZ Travel Card

When to use it

The ANZ Travel Card is useful for regular holiday or business travel with a good mix of currencies you can load onto the card. 

What we like about the ANZ Travel Card

We like the security and helpine coverage. The customers service line is 24/7 and available from anywhere in the world by phone. Along with the usual chip and pin protection, we also liked the coverage of the ANZ Fraud Money Back Guarantee which includes the ANZ Travel Card

Best Feature

Buying it - If you are travelling last minute you can pick one up from an ANZ branch. Ordering online can take up to 5 days.

 


With ANZ Travel Card, you’ll never have to worry about lugging around large amounts of cash. It’s a simple, safe and convenient way to spend money while you’re off exploring the world.

You can use your card at any of the 29 million merchant and ATM locations worldwide wherever Prepaid Visa cards are accepted electronically. Plus, each card is issued with its own secure PIN that is completely independent of your bank accounts. What’s more, we’ll supply you with a back-up card in case of theft or loss.

 

Commonwealth Travel Money Card

What you need to know about the CBA Travel Money Card

When to use it

This card has an impressive list of currencies you can load onto it including the Vietnamese Dong. Any traveller that spends a lot of time in Asia will find this card useful.

What we like about the CBA Travel Money Card

Outside of the broad range of currencies available, we like SMS balance alerts. It is a great free feature.


Choose and load up to 13 currencies on your card at any one time

Lock in the exchange rate before you travel

Transfer existing card balances into other currencies – fee free

Reload via BPAY®, in branch or by calling us

Check your balance online or by phone (+61) 1300 660 700 anywhere, anytime

Smart chip, PIN and signature protected