Travelex’s new Supercard: no cheaper way to spend abroad this summer

14 Jun 2016

Supercard gives consumers the freedom to spend abroad without bank card roaming charges

Leading foreign exchange provider Travelex today announces the launch of Supercard, a MasterCard® new card and app combo for UK travellers to avoid overseas debit and credit card roaming fees and charges when spending abroad.

In a bid to support those suffering from post-holiday bank card bill shock, last year Travelex introduced Supercard on a pilot basis to help solve traveller spending woes. After a successful pilot, Supercard is now offering the product to the UK public.*

With no application, registration, administration or usage fees for spending overseas, Brits won’t find a cheaper way to spend abroad.** Customers simply link their credit or debit card to their Supercard – they don’t need to top up. Plus, they still benefit from any card reward points they usually earn.

With Supercard, travellers get the MasterCard wholesale exchange rate. This means Travelex do not add any additional fees or charges when the card is used for spending in other countries. Supercard is accepted wherever MasterCard cards are accepted.

With almost instant updates through the app, travellers can keep track of how much they spend and approximately how much they save.

The application process is simple with no credit checks are involved.*** To get Supercard simply go to to download the app and register. Once successfully registered the card will be sent via post. When the card arrives use the app to link existing UK debit or credit cards to it. The app is available for iOS and Android phone devices. 

Sean Cornwell, Travelex’s Chief Digital Officer says: “At Travelex we’re on a mission to create innovative financial products to help our customers’ break down the borders that limit them from living internationally. Supercard provides them with the power to remove the boundaries they face when spending abroad, meaning they can travel with the peace of mind of knowing they’re not getting charged fees and charges for spending with their UK bank cards abroad.”

To deliver the world-class security that travellers expect, Travelex has partnered with Wirecard, a best in-class payments provider. The Supercard will be chip and pin protected and if the worst happens and your Supercard is lost or stolen, travellers can contact the Supercard customer service team to have it blocked immediately.