Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard Debit Card

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Pay for purchases in up to five different currencies while you travel at millions of locations around the world

Using a Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard Debit Card gives you the freedom to pay for the things you need at millions of outlets around the world. As this is a debit card, the money you spend is your own so there is no need to worry about high interest charges accumulating on your account.

Travelex Travel Card

Travelex Travel Card


The Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport could be a convenient way for you to carry your money abroad.

  • No card issue fee for online applications
  • Choose from 10 different foreign currencies, including THB
  • Travelex doesn't charge ATM withdrawal fees
  • 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance
  • Accepted at over 34 million MasterCard locations worldwide

    You can control your spending budget more easily with a Cash Passport card than you can by using a credit card or a regular debit card. This is because Travelex has arranged for fixed ATM fees and charges. The amounts you load allow you to lock in your exchange rate at the time you purchase funds. You also won’t be charged any transaction fees on purchases you pay for using the card.

    Compare this to the steep fees charged on credit card use while travelling. There are variable foreign currency exchange fees to consider, as well as being charged high ATM fees. You may also be charged interest at cash advance rates from the date you made the transaction. Then there’s the risk of losing your card or having it stolen.

    These fees don’t apply when you use a Travelex Mastercard Debit Card while you’re travelling. You can pre-load the amount of cash you want onto the card at the same outlet at which you purchased the card or by transferring funds online.

    As payments are processed by Mastercard, this gives you access making payments with millions of merchants and outlets or withdrawing cash from millions of ATMs around the world.

    Multiple Currencies

    When you’re travelling overseas, you may need to purchase foreign currency. Carrying cash is fraught with risk, so using a Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard card can remove this risk.

    You can load cash in Australian dollars onto your card and it will be converted to whatever currency you choose for your card automatically. You can choose from five different currencies. These are:

    • Euros
    • British Pounds
    • US dollars
    • New Zealand dollars
    • Australian dollars

    Access Your Account Online

    You can log into your Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard account online at any time to manage your account. You can check your transaction history and view your balance. You can also amend your personal details or even change your PIN while you’re logged in.

    Re-Loading Fee

    A re-loading fee applies whenever you add cash to your account. This fee is set at 1.1% of the amount you load. At some outlets, a minimum reload fee of $15 applies, so the fee will be calculated as 1.1% unless this amount is lower than $15.

    If you reload your card via BPAY a fee of 1% of the transaction amount will apply.

    ATM Withdrawal Fees

    Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard Debit cards feature fixed cost withdrawal fees. Fees also apply for withdrawing cash over the counter at Travelex outlets. These are set as follows:

    Currency

    GBP

    USD

    EUR

    AUD

    NZD

    ATM Fee Charged

    £1.50

    $2.25

    €2.20

    $3.75

    $4.00

    Over-the Counter Fee

    £0.00

    $8.25

    €6.00

    $10.00

    $12.00

    Inactivity Fee

    If you have funds remaining on your debit card after you’ve returned from your travels, you may need to consider whether you want to withdraw them or not. You can leave those funds there for up to 12 months, which is ideal if you intend to travel again in the near future.

    However, you may be charged inactivity fees if your card remains unused for more than 12 months. The activity fee will be charged every month after this time until you deposit more funds or until you use your card to make a purchase. You can avoid this fee by closing your account if you don’t intend to use it again.

    Applying for the Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard Debit Card

    You’re able to purchase your Mastercard Debit card from any Travelex outlet or any Australia Post outlet around Australia. Cards are also available from Flight Centre and Harvey World Travel.

    Alternatively, you can purchase your card using the convenient online application form. It should only take a few minutes to complete your application. You can load the money you want onto your account and once your card is activated you can use it anywhere in the world.

    Travel money card comparison

    Rates last updated November 26th, 2014
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    AUD, USD, EUR, GBP, NZD, THB, CAD, HKD, JPY, SGD $0 for International ATM withdrawal and 2.95% of the amount withdrawn in Australia $0 $0 Go to site More
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    AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, USD Travelex does not charge an ATM withdrawal fee when you use your Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport to withdraw currencies that are loaded on the card at overseas ATMs where MasterCard is accepted. The greater of 1.1% of the initial load / reload amount or AU$15.00 $0 Go to site More
    Rates last updated November 26th, 2014
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    10 Responses to Travelex Cash Passport Mastercard Debit Card

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      | March 11, 2014

      Can I reload the travelex card which was issued in Australia with US dollars while I am travelling in the States ?

      • Staff
        Jacob | March 12, 2014

        Hi, Sally.

        You’ll need to buy US dollars using Australian dollars when you reload the card.

        If you would like to have a look at the different travel money options out there, please check out or travel money comparison page.

        Thanks for your question.

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      Elise | January 18, 2014

      Hi… Do Travelex not do the cash passport anymore? I’ve looked at your websites and it seems I can only buy a MasterCard cash passport now.

      • Staff
        Matt | January 20, 2014

        Hi Elise,

        Thanks for your question – Whilst you can’t apply directly for the Travelex Cash Passport Debit Card on our site, it is always important to compare a range of options.

        For a more comprehensive look at travel money, please check out our guide here.

        I hope this helps.

        Cheers
        Matt

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      joe | September 19, 2013

      Hi … I have a Travelex Cash Passport Card that has not been used for 2 years … How many outlets can I use to cash it out (Close the account)?

      • Staff
        Jacob | September 20, 2013

        Hi Joe.

        An inactivity fee is charged every month after 12 months if you don’t use the card. If you have enough funds you can withdraw cash from an ATM. You can also arrange for the funds to be transferred to another account or to a new Cash Passport card by calling the provider.

        Thanks for your question.

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      Kathy | June 26, 2013

      Looking for prepaid card I can use in fiji

      • Staff
        Jacob | June 26, 2013

        Hi Kathy. Thanks for your question. These cards will work everywhere MasterCard is accepted, depending on who the card issuers is. So it will depend on the ATMs in Fiji and merchant acceptance. My understanding is that MasterCard are accepted in a number of locations throughout Fiji. Jacob.

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        Kathy | June 26, 2013

        So to use it in fiji I can load it with Aussie dollars

      • Staff
        Jacob | June 26, 2013

        Hi Kathy. You will need Fiji Dollars when you’re in Fiji. This card will not let you convert AUD to Fiji Dollars, so if you wish to spend in Fiji using this card, you will incur a currency conversion fee when you carry out a transaction. Currently, there are no travel cards that we compare that allow you to transfer AUD to Fiji Dollars. You may want to consider a credit card with no foreign currency conversion fee, you can compare these cards on this page. Jacob.

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