Travel spending cards: Which are best? credit vs debit vs prepaid

Travel spending cards: Which are best? credit vs debit vs prepaid

My pick of the cards to use when abroad to save you cash.

If you’re going abroad for work or a holiday make sure you never use your normal credit or debit card. In most instances, they’ll charge you extra every time you spend or take out cash.

Instead you should look at getting a specialist travel card with fee-free transactions and withdrawals. There are a handful available, but how do you decide which is best?

I’ve gone through the differences between travel credit cards, travel debit cards, prepaid cards and newer smart cards, as well as shared the ones I think are the best of the bunch for the rest of 2021.

Obviously we’re not going away as much (if at all) right now, but it’s worth getting a card now and adding it to your purse or wallet for when you do!

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Further reading and links

The best debit and credit cards to use abroad 

Monzo vs Starling vs Revolut

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