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Travel cards

Sydney, Australia
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Travel cards

Hi, we are travelling to Europe In January and looking for the best deal for travel cards to put currencies on and then withdraw cash whilst away. Now 28 degrees with be charging a fee from next year does anyone have recommendations? Thanks,


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1. Re: Travel cards

there are no best deals for you

it all works in the way of the provider

just use your ATM card and credit card

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2. Re: Travel cards

Citibank Plus Visa is a debit card with no overseas use/conversion fees and conversion rates on a par with the 28 Degrees card. Many people have both the Citibank Plus and the 28 Degrees cards now- the first for cash withdrawals, the second for credit transactions.

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3. Re: Travel cards

This subject has been brought up many times on these forums. If you do a "28 degrees mastercard" search in the above search box, you will see many topics on it.


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4. Re: Travel cards

The pre-loaded travel cards sold in Australia are just another way of making more money from travellers. They are poor value, having high fees and/or bad exchange rates.

Open a Citibank Plus bank account and use the associated Visa debit card to withdraw from overseas ATM with no fees and a good exchange rate. Use a 28 Degrees card for credit purchases.

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5. Re: Travel cards

Have used 28Degrees for many years with great success, and continue to do so when purchasing over the internet in foreign currency. But since they have introduced all the withdrawal/conversion fees from January 2014 I have changed systems

I am now using CITY BANK PLUS (not a Credit card). No withdrawal fees or charges OS. Have now used it extensively and made sure the statements were clear of fees and charged the most competitive exchange rates. Am very Happy. Highly recommended


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