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Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

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Nelson, New Zealand
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Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

I am traveling from New Zealand to Singapore, KL and then Cambodia

I have the choice of the two above cards. Most of our hotels are prepaid

so it is mainly for meals transport etc

Which would I be best to use.

It has been suggested that for a limited amount of cash Singapore airport is

a good place to convert NZ$ to other currencies as they do not charge commission

any comments

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1. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

The pre-loaded travel cards available in Australia and New Zealand are generally poor value for money, having high fees and/or a poor exchange rate. They are just a way of making more money from travellers.

Exchanging cash is also usually not good value. With cash exchange, "no commission" almost always mans "poor exchange rate".

You will usually do best taking a Visa or Mastercard debit card linked to your bank account, and getting money out of ATMs from your bank account, just like at home.

Vancouver...
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2. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

Why are you posting on the Honolulu forum? Are you also going to Hawaii? Need some help for Hawaii? Chuck.

Nelson, New Zealand
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3. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

Sorry my mistake No not going to Honolulu

just SIN- KL and Cambodia

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4. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

Thank you for your assistance. Does the Visa debit card allow you to get money out in the currency of the country you are in?.

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5. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

No worries Jerry! Sounds like a fun trip.

Honolulu next year??

6. Re: Kiwibank Visa Debit Card or Loaded for travel

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