Travel cards

A Visa prepaid travel card is a convenient and secure alternative to traveller’s cheques and holiday cash.

Just like traveller’s cheques and cash, you can buy a Visa prepaid travel card in a range of currencies – and set aside a specific amount of money to spend on your holiday. Unlike other alternatives, you can then use your Visa prepaid travel card at tens of millions of shops worldwide and withdraw local currency from more than 1.5 million ATMs.

Apart from offering more convenience, your prepaid travel card also provides peace of mind. If your card is lost or stolen, the remaining value can be blocked and refunded. Moreover, depending on the issuer, emergency assistance will provide a replacement card or cash wherever you are.

The benefits of a Visa prepaid travel card are clear:

  • Easy – you can buy a travel card from a growing range of banks or travel agencies and use it around the world
  • Flexible – travel cards are generally available in a range of currencies and denominations
  • Secure – a travel card is completely separate from your bank account and, if it’s lost or stolen, your money is protected.