If you are planning a trip overseas in the near future, then be sure to take along your Virgin credit card.
It is great to know that you can use your Virgin credit card in over 23 million different places around the world. You can do this because it is a Visa card.
Virgin Credit Cards that are available for application in Australia
Rates last updated July 30th, 2015
Virgin credit card uses:
- Purchase items
- Use it for cash advances
- Earn Velocity points
- Pay over the phone or online with BPAY
- Pay with direct debit.
Just look for one of the following symbols if you need to withdraw money from an ATM: Cirrus, Maestro or Visa.
Popular questions when taking a Virgin Credit Card Overseas
If you have a problem
You can get in touch with Visa directly if your card is stolen or lost, and you can reverse the charges on the call. An emergency card can be issued or you can get a cash advance if you need it replaced immediately. They can also courier a replacement card over to you. There is a charge for doing this and it takes about five days. They also need to know where you will be at that time so that you can get it from the courier.
Currency conversion and fees
If you make a transaction in a foreign currency with your Virgin credit card, a 1.5% fee will be charged on the Australian dollar conversion. There is also another charge called the Issuer Cross Border Assessment and it is 0.8%. There will also be the fee for Currency Conversion Assessment which is 0.2%. Both of these fees add up to a total of 1% of the amount of the foreign transaction. Your statement will show this fee separately.
If Virgin Money needs to reach you, you will need a form of contact. If you are going to be staying with relatives you can leave their number, or set up your mobile with global roaming. You can also provide your email address. The thing that is important is Virgin Money being able to reach you in case of an emergency.
Should you have more than a card?
It is always best to travel with a backup plan in place should anything happen. Carrying a travel money card like the Velocity Global Wallet along with your Virgin credit card can be an ideal combination to provide convenience of locking in a currency and having the funds readily available on your trip.
If you are planning on travelling overseas, then you should realise that a Virgin credit card and Velocity Global Wallet can be used just about anywhere, and is much less vulnerable than cash.