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Help & FAQs

The Basics

  • What is a Travelex Money Card?

    Travelex Money Card is a contactless prepaid MasterCard® currency card, designed for overseas use. Charges for use in the US will apply - for more information, please visit travelex.com/travel-money-card for the fees and limits.

    You can load multiple currencies onto your Travelex Money Card before you travel, and then use it in millions of ATMs worldwide to access your money quickly and safely. You can also pay for goods and services online and in stores worldwide.

  • How does Travelex Money Card compare with other FX products?

    The Travelex Money Card is a convenient and safe way of carrying your foreign currency overseas, offering all the peace of mind and security you need from a travel card.

    Pre-loading your Travelex Money Card gives you more control of your travel budget than a standard debit or credit card, and with no international ATM fees, it’s easier to manage your overseas spending.

    Please be advised that although Travelex does not charge ATM fees, some operators may charge their own fee or set their own limits. Please check with the ATM before using.

  • What happens if I have a Cash Passport?

    You can still use and reload any existing Cash Passport card you may already have. But if you decide to purchase the new Travelex Money Card from us, it’ll be an enhanced product, with contactless functionality. It’ll still have the same security, still won’t be linked to your bank account and is still Chip and PIN protected.

    If you want to purchase a Travelex Money Card to enjoy the additional features, you can – even if you have an existing Cash Passport card. You’ll still be able to use your Cash Passport card when you purchase your Travelex Money card until you run down the balance, or you can call Card Services to transfer the balance for free, and without any charges to the Travelex Money Card. Please note you will still need to purchase a new Travelex Money Card.

Getting started

  • How do I get a Travelex Money Card?

    You can purchase a Travelex Money Card from any Travelex store or online at www.travelex.com for home delivery or online for pick up from a Travelex Store in the US.

  • Who can apply for a Travelex Money Card?

    Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for a Travelex Money Card; all you need is valid government issued photo ID and you must be a US resident.

  • How many cards can I get?

    You should only hold one card in your name at any one time.

    We’ve replaced the prepaid card that we sell in the US with the enhanced and renamed Travelex Money Card.

    If you choose to buy a Travelex Money Card and already have an existing Cash Passport, you will need to transfer the balance on your Cash Passport to the Travelex Money Card within 30 days of the purchase of the Travelex Money Card.

    You can also purchase an additional Travelex Money card, which you should only use if your primary card is damaged, lost, misused or stolen. You should not share your cards with anyone else.

  • Will my name be on the card?

    No, your name won't be shown on your Travelex Money Card. This helps with getting you a card as quickly as possible.

  • What if I’m not a U.S. resident?

    Unfortunately you must be a resident of the U.S. to apply for a Travelex Money Card.

  • Can I purchase a card if I am under the age of 18?

    Unfortunately not, you must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Additional cards

    You can request an additional card when you purchase your Travelex Money Card. Please refer to the fees and limits section to find out how much this additional card fee is.

  • How does an additional card work?

    You should keep your main card with you to use and spend on your travels. If you decided to purchase an additional card for peace of mind, please keep it safe. If your main card becomes compromised, damaged, lost or stolen, you can call Card Services to cancel your main card and start using your additional card right away, meaning you can still access your funds.

    If you have an existing Cash Passport, please refer to the FAQ: What happens if I have a Cash Passport?

  • Can I have my funds transferred from my Cash Passport card to the Travelex Money Card?

    Yes, contact Card Services and advise that you would like to transfer funds from your Cash Passport card to your Travelex Money Card. They will transfer the funds from one card to the other card, at no cost and put onto the same currencies. For example if you have €1,560 on your Cash Passport card the Card Service team will balance transfer €1,560 into your EUR wallet on the Travelex Money Card.

    Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact number here.

  • Can I use a secondary card for other people?

    Unfortunately it’s not possible to have any secondary cardholders on your Travelex Money Card.

My account

  • What is My Account?

    My Account is an online card services tool, where (once you register your Travelex Money Card) you can check your balance, obtain a PIN reminder, move money from one currency to another, review your transaction history and balances.

    To register for My Account, simply go to the My Account link, select New Registration and follow the instructions on the screen to register your card. You can find contacts here.

  • How do I register my card in My Account?

    Click on the link for My Account, select New Registration and simply follow the instructions on the screen.

    If you have any issues please call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact Card Services here.

  • What do I do if I can’t access My Account?

    If you’re having difficulty registering your card, please contact Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact Card Services here. Your Travelex Money Card will be active and ready to use as soon as you purchase it, regardless of whether you’ve registered for My Account or not.

  • How do I activate my card?

    If you purchase your Travelex Money Card in one of our Travelex stores, then it’s activated at the time of pickup.

    If you order a Travelex Money Card for home delivery, please call the Card Services activation line on 1800 260 0355 or +44 203 284 8395 (from abroad) to activate your card.

Managing Account

  • Do I need a PIN with my Travelex Money Card?

    Yes, you’ll need your 4 digit PIN to use your card overseas at an ATM and for most purchases.
    If you’ve forgotten your PIN, either go to your My Account online for a PIN reminder or call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • How do I get the PIN number?

    When purchasing and picking up your card at a Travelex store, your PIN number is given to you along with your card.

    If you’ve ordered a Travelex Money Card for home delivery, please call the Card Services activation line to activate your card and reveal your PIN Number. You will find the telephone number on the back of the card.

  • Can I change my PIN?

    Unfortunately, you’re not able to change your PIN but you can get a reminder by calling Card Services at any time. Simply select the PIN option and retrieve your PIN by answering the security questions.

  • What happens if I've forgotten my PIN?

    You can get a PIN reminder by selecting the 'PIN reveal' option in My Account online.

    Alternatively, you can call Card Services and select the PIN option, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.You can find contact numbers here,

  • How can I check my balance and move money between currencies?

    The quickest and easiest way to check your balance is in the Travelex Money app – find out more here.

    You can also check your balance, view your transaction history, get a PIN reminder and move money between currencies as soon as you've registered your card in My Account online, as well as by calling Card Services.

    Call Card Services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

Using & Reloading

  • What if I don’t have enough of the currency I need?

    The great flexibility of the Travelex Money Card means that as long as you have more than one currency loaded, your card will automatically select the next available currency, in the following order:

    US dollars, British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, Japanese yen and Mexican pesos.

    The funds will be debited from the balance of each currency, starting with your home currency, in this order until the transaction amount has been satisfied. Transactions that require a currency conversion are calculated using daily rate determined by Mastercard plus the foreign exchange fee. The order or priority can’t be changed.

    If you have insufficient funds of the currency you need, or you don’t have the currency of the country you are visiting on your Card, you can still use your Card to make a payment. The Travelex Money Card will automatically convert the amount of the transaction from local currency into the Currency/ies available on your card, in the order described above, at an exchange rate determined by Mastercard on the day the transaction is processed, plus a foreign exchange fee (please see the fees and limits section for more details.

  • What is my default currency and how do I change it?

    Your default currency is the currency you set in My Account - it’s automatically set at USD. You can only set one default currency at a time, but you can change it in your My Account at any time.

  • What currencies can I load my Travelex Money Card with?

    Travelex Money Card can be loaded in 6 foreign currencies.

    Your dollars will be added to your Card, or converted (at an exchange rate determined by the Travelex store you load in) and loaded into (up to) 6 additional currencies: British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, Japanese yen and Mexican pesos. You can move money between the currencies on your Card at your convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via My Account.

    For this, you will be charged the Travelex Currency to Currency foreign exchange rate, which is determined by us. We will notify you of the rate that will apply at the time you allocate your funds from one Currency to another.

  • Does the Travelex Money Card have a mobile app?

    The Travelex Money Card has a mobile app, making it really easy to have your finger on your balances and to reload your Travelex Money Card within seconds, wherever you are in the world. To download the Travelex money app please click here for iPhone or here for android.

  • How much does a Travelex Money Card cost?

    The initial card fee is free, subject to minimum load amounts. Please see the fees and limits section for more information. There are fees associated with the way you use your card e.g. the type of transaction, the currency you use, and when you move currencies on your card. Limits also apply to reload amounts and method of reload. Please see more information on applicable fees and limits section.

  • How do I move money between currencies?

    You can move money between currencies by logging into your My Account online. When you move money from one currency to another, the Travelex Currency Transfer fee will be applied. You can also call Card Services at +1 (877) 856-2471 to move money between currencies. Please see here for a full list of fees.

  • Which currency will be used for a transaction?

    If you’ve loaded the currency of the country you’re visiting, your card will use that currency. If you don’t have enough local currency, and you’ve got other currencies on the card, the transaction will be debited firstly from the remaining local currency, and then from the other currencies in the order of priority specified below until the sufficient amount is found.

    Transactions and fees that require a currency conversion are calculated using the daily rate determined by Mastercard, plus the foreign exchange fee.

    US dollars, British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, Japanese yen and Mexican pesos.

  • What do I do when asked if I want to pay for my transaction in ‘My local home currency’ instead of the local currency of the country? (DCC)

    Some foreign retailers and ATM operators give cardholders the choice of paying in either the currency of the country they’re visiting or their own local home currency.

    If you’ve loaded funds in the currency of the country you’re in, we recommend that you don’t choose to pay in your local home currency and you should pay in the currency of the country you’re in instead.

    If you opt to pay for a transaction in a currency other than the local currency, you may incur additional cost.

  • What if I am visiting a country and do not have the right currency on the card?

    You can still use your Travelex Money Card to make a payment if you don’t have the currency of the country you’re visiting on your card. Where you don’t have a balance in the currency of the transaction, your card will be debited according to the predetermined default order of priority, which is as follows:

    US dollars, British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, Japanese yen and Mexican pesos.

    Funds will be debited from the balance of each currency in this order until the relevant transaction amount has been satisfied. Transactions and fees that require a currency conversion are calculated using the daily rate determined by Mastercard, plus the foreign exchange fee.

  • What if I don’t have enough of the currency I need to make a purchase or withdrawal from an ATM?

    The great flexibility of the Travelex Money Card means that if you have more than one currency loaded, the card will automatically use up the remaining money you have in the required currency, then select the next available currency in the following order:

    US dollars, British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, Japanese yen and Mexican pesos.

    The search will automatically begin from the start of the order, and the funds will be debited from the balance of each currency in this order until the transaction amount has been satisfied. Transactions that require a currency conversion are calculated using the daily rate determined by Mastercard, plus the foreign exchange fee.

    Alternatively, you can log into your ‘My Account’ online and move your money from one currency to another currency on your card. The Travelex Currency Transfer fee will be applied. For more details of fees and limits, visit fees and limits.

  • Do I select 'Cheque', 'Savings', ‘Debit’ or 'Credit' at an ATM?

    You should always choose 'credit' at an ATM or merchant. Even though the Travelex Money Card is not a credit card and you won’t be charged credit card fees, by pressing ‘credit’ you will be using the international system, rather than the local banking system.

    If the credit option doesn’t work, then please choose ‘debit’ or ‘savings’.

  • What card balance will be given at an ATM?

    Not all ATMs will display the card balance; some may show a total for all currencies in the local currency. If you want the exact balance of the funds remaining on the card, please go to your My Account, log into the Travelex Money App or alternatively call Card Services.

  • Will I be charged an ATM fee overseas?

    Travelex will not charge you overseas ATM fees for making withdrawals and balance enquiries at ATMs displaying the MasterCard Acceptance Mark.

    Please be advised that although Travelex and Metabank do not charge ATM fees, some operators may charge their own fee or set their own limits. Please check with the ATM before using.

  • What is the maximum amount I can withdraw from an ATM in each 24-hour period?

    You can withdraw up to $1,000 (or currency equivalent) in any 24 hour period. Some ATM operators may set lower limits.

  • What is the maximum amount I can spend on the card each day?

    The maximum limit that you can spend in any 24 hour period is $5,000 (or currency equivalent) across transactions made via point of sale, internet and phone transactions.

  • What is contactless?

    Travelex Money Card is Mastercard contactless enabled. Mastercard contactless is the faster way to pay for purchases of under USD50. No signature or PIN is required. Just tap your card against the reader and go. For more information, please visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/payment-technologies/contactless.html.

    Please note, transaction limits are subject to change and different transaction limits will apply in different countries.

  • How can I check the balance and transaction details on the card?

    If you want a quick check on your balance, you can check in the Travelex Money App. However if you want a more detailed transactional history alongside your balance, you can see these by using My Account online.

  • Can I get cash back when making a purchase?

    No, but you’ll be able to get cash from ATMs. Please be advised that although Travelex does not charge ATM fees, some operators may charge their own fee or set their own limits. Please check with the ATM before using.

  • Can I use the Travelex Money Card online to make purchases?

    Yes, you can use your card to shop online from any merchant that accepts MasterCard Prepaid. As long as you have the correct currency on the card that the online site trades in, a currency conversion won’t be required.

    Please note: your card will use the currency of the online site. If you don’t have enough of that site’s trading currency, and you’ve got other currencies on the card, the transaction will be debited firstly from the remaining local currency, and then from the other currencies in the order of priority until the sufficient amount is found.

    Transactions and fees that require a currency conversion are calculated using the MasterCard® foreign exchange rate plus the foreign exchange fee.

  • What if my card doesn’t work at an ATM?

    Your Travelex Money Card should work in any ATM displaying the MasterCard Acceptance Mark. If you’re unable to withdraw cash at an ATM, check if you’ve got enough money on your card first, then call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers Your card will be disabled if an incorrect PIN is entered 3 times in a row. If the card is disabled, please contact Card Services to reactivate it, which can take up to 24 hours. You can find contact numbers here.

    If you’ve forgotten your PIN, contact Card Services or check your My Account.My Account.

    Make sure to always choose 'credit' at an ATM.

  • What if the ATM asks for a 6 digit PIN?

    In some countries, you may be asked for a 6-digit PIN when using an ATM. However, your card’s 4-digit PIN will still be accepted if the ATM has been set up correctly and you have selected ‘credit’. If you need assistance with any PIN issues, call Card Services. You can find contact numbers here.

  • How do I change my address for Travelex Money Card?

    Please call Card Services if you need to change your home address. You can find contact numbers here.

  • Can I register for SMS text alerts?

    SMS services are currently not available to Travelex Money Card cardholders.

  • How secure is the Travelex Money Card?

    Every day, activity on your Travelex Money Card is monitored to detect unusual behavior, and if something is spotted you'll be contacted to check your transactions. There are also things you can do to help keep your travel money secure:
    • Sign your card as soon as you receive it
    • Check your transactions regularly and report anything unusual to Card Services immediately
    • If you print statements from the internet, keep them safe and shred them when you've finished using them
    • Never give your personal details to someone on the phone
    • Don't give out your details in response to unsolicited email
    • Be wary of anyone who asks for common security details like your mother's maiden name, passwords, date of birth, or information about your work
    • Never give your PIN to anyone, even if they claim to be from your card issuer
    • Don't let yourself get distracted when using cash machines or point of sale terminals - somebody may be trying to find out your PIN

  • When does the Travelex Money Card expire?

    The Card expires on the date on the front of the Card. Upon expiry you will still be able to obtain a refund of the balance in accordance with the Agreement, or you may choose to transfer the remaining funds to a new Card. You may be charged for this service.

  • What if I still have funds on my Travelex Money Card and it has expired?

    If you have any remaining funds please contact Card Services 24/7. You can find contact numbers here.

  • Can I reload/add extra funds to the Travelex Money Card?

    The quickest and easiest way is via our Travelex Money app. You can also reload online at travelex.com, by telephone or at any Travelex store in the US.

    Call Card Services to reload by telephone. You can find contact numbers here.

    When reloading at a Travelex store, make sure to bring along your card and a valid government issued photo ID. The funds you load will be available straight away.

    Load and reload limits apply; please see here for fees and limits. Travelex foreign exchange rates disclosed at the time will apply.

  • How much can I load/reload onto a Travelex Money Card?

    The minimum you can load/reload is $50 or currency equivalent. The maximum you can load/reload in any 12 month period is $30,000 or currency equivalent. Load and reload limits apply – Please see here.

  • What exchange rate is used for reloads?

    The Travelex foreign exchange rate applies when you reload funds onto the card into a currency other than the local home currency, but you will receive a quote before you process the transaction on the Travelex Money app, online or at your local Travelex store. Load and reload limits applyhere.

    If you wish to reload via telephone, please note that the exchange rate which applies will be different to other reload channels and will be provided to you at the time the reload is applied to your card.

  • What happens if the card is damaged, lost, misused or stolen?

    If your card is damaged, lost, stolen or misused, please contact Card Services immediately.

    If you requested an additional backup card, you can continue accessing and spending your funds with no delay.

    If you don’t have a backup card, don’t worry; a replacement card can be organized for you. Alternatively, we can arrange for emergency cash in the local currency (up to the value remaining on the card and subject to availability), anywhere in the world, normally within 20 minutes (in some remote locations this could take up to 24 hours).

    Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • How do I get a replacement card sent to me?

    If you need a replacement card, call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here. There is no charge for replacement cards.

  • Can I get access to emergency cash?

    Once you’ve contacted Card Services to report your lost or stolen card we can arrange your emergency cash in the local currency (up to the value remaining on the card and subject to availability) anywhere in the world, normally within 20 minutes (in some remote locations this could take up to 24 hours). Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • What is the contact number I need to call when overseas?

    If you need help or assistance, you can call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • Who are Card Services, and what do I call them for?

    Card services are the support team for the Travelex Money Card. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week with any enquiries. You can find contact numbers here.

  • Will pre-authorizations be applied to transactions on my Travelex Money Card?

    Some businesses may require pre-authorization of the estimated bill (for example, deposits) – these are usually hotels, car rental businesses and cruise ships. In this case, the estimated amount of the bill will be temporarily unavailable. After the final bill is paid, it may take up to 30 days before the pre-authorized amount is available again. Not all businesses will accept your Card as a means of pre-authorizing payment.

    We recommend that you don’t use your Travelex Money Card for pre-authorizations. You can of course use your Travelex Money Card to settle your final bill.

  • How do I close my Travelex Money Card?

    You can call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • Are there any countries or geographical regions the Travelex Money Card won’t work in?

    Yes, there are a few countries and geographical regions where it’s not possible to use your Travelex Money Card.

    If you attempt to withdraw cash from a cash machine or use your card at merchants in any of these countries or geographical regions, your request will be declined. The countries and geographical regions currently affected are: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Montenegro, North Korea, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

  • Disputed transactions

    If you have a question about a transaction on your Travelex Money Card, please call the 24 hour Card Services team immediately. Card Services will be happy to check your Travelex Money Card and confirm the transaction details for you.

    If you notice an error in any Card transaction or a Card transaction that you do not recognize, you must notify Card Services without undue delay and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months of the transaction debit date.

    If there is a transaction that is not correct, Card Services can dispute this on your behalf. You will need to complete a dispute form, sign it, and send the signed version to prepaidmgmt_ppc_disputes@mastercard.com.. You'll need the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view this form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer, please click here to download it.

    Click here to download the dispute form

    Please help Card Services to assist you by providing as much information as you can. They'll send a response within ten (10) working days of receiving your query.Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • What do I do if I find an incorrect transaction on my card?

    It’s recommended that you check your transaction history and Card balance at least once a month. You can do this online, once you have registered your Card on My Account.

    If you have any questions about your Travelex Money Card balance or you notice a Card transaction that you don’t recognize, please notify the 24 hour Card Services team as soon as possible. Card Services will be happy to check and confirm the transaction details for you. UK (additional)

    If you notice an error in any Card transaction or a Card transaction that you do not recognize, you must notify Card Services without undue delay and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months of the transaction debit date.

    If there is an incorrect transaction, Card Services can start the dispute process on your behalf and may request you to provide additional written information concerning any unrecognized transaction, or to complete a dispute form. Please help them to assist you by providing as much information as you can.

    Click here for further details on how to download and complete a dispute form.

    Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact here.

  • What do I do if I want to dispute a transaction?

    If there is an incorrect transaction and you want to dispute it, Card Services can start the dispute process on your behalf and may request you to provide additional written information concerning any unrecognized transaction, or to complete a dispute form. Please help them to assist you by providing as much information as you can.

    Click here for further details on how to download and complete a dispute form.

    Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

  • What happens if I do not have sufficient funds available in my total available Card Fund to cover the value of the transaction plus the tolerance amount?

    If you do not have sufficient funds available in your total available Card Fund to cover both the value of the transaction plus the tolerance amount, the transaction may be declined.

    For example, you have lunch at a restaurant and the total bill is $50.00. You only have $50.00 on your Card and there is a 20% tolerance applied to restaurant transactions. If the restaurant tries to charge your card with $50.00, it will be declined because 20% tolerance is added to the transaction amount and there will be insufficient funds to cover $50.00 ($50.00 + 20% tolerance ($10.00) = $60.00).

    Please ensure you remember to take the tolerance amount into account. If you are using your card at one of the merchant types where tolerance is applied, you may be unable to use your Card, unless you have enough in your total available Card Fund to cover the addition of tolerance. If the merchant supports it however, you can use your card to make a partial payment, and cover the balance with some other payment method. Just make sure you tell the cashier before you start the transaction and confirm the amount you want deducted from your card. The cashier should process your card payment first, and then accept the remainder of the balance in whichever way you want to pay it.

  • My Travelex Money Card got rejected when paying, now what?

    If your card is declined in a shop, these are the things you should check first:

    1. Check you have enough money on your card for the purchase you wish to make. You can always use your card to make a partial payment and settle the balance with another card or cash, if the merchant supports it. Make sure the merchant processes your Travelex Money Card payment first.

    2. Be aware that some bars, restaurants and automated gas pumps may require the card to have an available balance greater than the purchase amount before they will authorize the payment. Please check your Terms and Conditions for more details.

    3. Check you are using the correct PIN. You can get a PIN reminder at any time by selecting the ‘PIN Reveal’ option in My Account or by calling Card Services and selecting the PIN option.

    4. Check that the retailer you are purchasing from accepts Mastercard Prepaid.

    5. Your card has maximum limits on how much you can withdraw or spend, which are shown in the fees and limits section. Check that you have not exceeded the maximum daily amount that you can spend in a shop.

Fees & limits

  • What are the fees and limits?

    Card Fees : The fees we charge are subject to change from time to time, in accordance with the Agreement. You will be notified of any change in the applicable fees.

    Travelex Money Card Prepaid Mastercard® Card Fee Summary

    Card purchase fee Varies by Purchase Location
    Additional card fee USD 7.50
    Reload fee None
    Purchase Transaction Fee None
    ATM Withdrawal Fee(US) None
    ATM Withdrawal Fee(outside US) None
    Bank Teller Cash Withdrawal Fee None
    ATM Balance Inquiry Fee None
    Currency Transfer Fee (moving funds from one Currency to another) Foreign exchange rate will apply
    Foreign Exchange Fee 5.50%
    Replacement card fee for lost or stolen card None
    Balance refund fee USD 20.00
    Inactivity Fee USD 3.00/month

    1. A Foreign Exchange rate will apply if transferring funds to another Currency. The Currency exchange rate is selected from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets (which vary each day),together with a margin of 5.50%.

    2. Third-party fees may apply.

    3. If you obtain your funds or make a purchase in a currency other than the currencies available on your card, the amount deducted from your funds will be converted by the network or card association that processes the transaction into an amount in the Currencies available on your card in the following order of priority: USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, AUD, JPY, MXN. Mastercard currently uses a conversion rate that is either: (i) selected from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets (which may vary from the rate the association itself receives), or (ii) the governmentmandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date.
    This percentage amount is independent of the additional 5.50% Foreign Exchange Fee that we will charge as compensation for our services. See Section 6 for additional information related to transactions in foreign currencies.

    4. When you use an ATM, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator or any network used to complete the transaction (and you may be charged a fee for a balance inquiry even if you do not complete a fund transfer).

    5.If an ATM displays a balance for your Card Account, the balance displayed may be inaccurate due to the ATM displaying the balance in a currency different than the currencies on your card. This may be due to an exchange rate being applied that is different from ours. An ATM will not display a balance for each Currency. An accurate balance for each Currency can be obtained through My Account at www.travelex.com

    6. A monthly inactivity fee will be charged after twelve (12) months of inactivity. See section 3.8 for details.

    www.travelex.com (877) 856-2471

    CAUTION: Loads may not be made in US Dollars. Therefore, if you cancel your travel plans or your plans change and you want to convert the funds to US Dollars, the Currency Transfer Fee will apply (see Section 6.3 for additional details).Visit www.travelex.com to find a Purchase Location.

    Card Limits: From time to time, we may limit the amount you can load on the card, or the amount you can withdraw from ATMs or spend at merchants over certain time periods. Some merchants and ATM operators also impose their own limits on the amount that can be spent or withdrawn over a specific time period. The table below reflects the limitations on using your card. The limits are given in USD, but they include all the currencies loaded on to the card.

    LOAD, WITHDRAWAL and SPEND LIMITS (including all Currencies)

    Maximum card balance USD 8,500
    Maximum initial load and reload amounts (Additional limitations may apply depending on method of reload (e.g. in Purchase Location versus online) USD 10,000 (per 7 day period) USD 20,000 (per 30 day period)
    Maximum load and reload amounts during a 12 month period (for all cards and including all currencies) USD 30,000
    Minimum initial load amount This may vary by Purchase Location
    Minimum Reload amount USD 50
    ATM Cash Withdrawal limitation USD 1,000 (per 24 hour period)
    Bank Teller Cash Withdrawal limitation USD 250 (per 24 hour period)
    Purchase Transaction limitation USD 5,000 (per 24 hour period)
    Number of active card accounts at any one time 1

    These limitations are subject to change. Visit www.travelex.com for the most current list of limitations.

  • What do I do if my card is lost, stolen or damaged?

    If your card is damaged, lost, stolen or misused, please contact Card Services immediately.

    If you requested an additional backup card, you can continue accessing and spending your funds with no delay.

    If you don’t have a backup card, don’t worry; a replacement card can be organised for you. Alternatively, we can arrange for emergency cash in the local currency (up to the value remaining on the card and subject to availability), anywhere in the world, normally within 20 minutes (in some remote locations this could take up to 24 hours). Call Card Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find contact numbers here.

Existing cards

  • I have a Multi-currency card, but I notice you do not sell it anymore – why?

    On June 5, 2017, Travelex changed the prepaid card offerings made available to customers.Previously online we have had a Cash Passport prepaid products you could buy, The Multi-currency Cash Passport Card, where you could load up to 6 currencies.

    We’re upgrading to the new Travelex Money Card: with added features and benefits. Now you can choose to buy and load into the full 6 currencies available. You can find out more about The Travelex Money Card here.

  • I have a Multi-currency card, but you no longer sell that card - does that mean I can’t use it anymore?

    Your Multi-currency card is still valid for use until the date of expiry. You can still reload it here and use it until it expires. If you choose to buy a Travelex Money Card and already have an existing Cash Passport card, you will need to transfer the balance on your Cash Passport card to your new Travelex Money Card within 30 days of the purchase of the Travelex Money Card.

    However, if you don't want to purchase the Travelex Money Card, you can still use your existing Cash Passport card. Please note: we are no longer selling new Cash Passports.

  • My Multi-currency card is about to expire and I would like to purchase another one, but you’re no longer selling them. What can I purchase instead?

    We’ve replaced the Multi-currency card that we sell in the U.S. with the enhanced and renamed Travelex Money Card.

    You can now purchase the Travelex Money Card, a contactless card with added features and benefits, where you can choose to buy and load into the full 6 currencies available. You can buy and find out more about the Travelex Money Card here.

    If you choose to buy a Travelex Money Card and already have an existing Cash Passport card, you will need to transfer the balance on your Cash Passport card to your new Travelex Money Card within 30 days of the purchase of the Travelex Money Card.

  • My Multi-currency Cash Passport card has expired and there are funds remaining on the card. What should I do?

    You have 2 options:

    1. You can purchase our Travelex Money Card, a new contactless card, where you can choose to buy and load into the full 6 currencies available - you can buy yours here. Once you have your new Travelex Money card, you can then call Card Services at +1 (877) 856-2471 (toll free) and they will transfer the balance from your Cash Passport to the Travelex Money Card.

    2. You can contact Card Services to ensure your funds left on your Cash Passport Card are safely transferred back to your bank account. Please note a fee may apply - please see the fees and limits section for more information.

Support and Complaints

  • How can I contact Card Services?

    If you have a general Travelex Money Card query, or want to pass on any comments about using your card, please get in touch using the following contact details:

    Email: cardservices_prepaid@mastercard.com

    Please note that, for security reasons, you must NOT include your full Travelex Money Card number in any written correspondence. The card number should always be supplied by providing the first six and last four digits only, for example 1234 56xx xxxx 0123

    In the interests of security, Card Services will not be able to discuss certain subjects by email. Please call the 24 hour Card Services Team, they will be able to assist you in relation to the following:

    • Lost or stolen cards
    • Questions regarding transactions on your account or balance enquiries
    • PIN assistance
    • Guidance setting up your card account online
    • Help with forgotten username and/or passwords
    • Card and account activations

    Call Card Services on +1 (877) 856-2471 (toll free) when calling from the US For a list of freephone numbers to call from overseas if you have a Travelex Money Card, please click here.

  • I can't find my question

    If you have another question that hasn’t been answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the following details:

    Email: cardservices_prepaid@mastercard.com

    Call Card Services on +1 (877) 856-2471 (toll free) when calling from the US.

  • What is the complaints procedure?

    We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience. Telling us when you are unhappy is important as it means we have an opportunity to resolve things right away and improve the service we offer in future.

    This page tells you how and where to make a complaint and what we will do to resolve it promptly and fairly.

    Raise a new complaint
    In the first instance please contact our Card Services Team by telephone, via the number(s) provided in the User Guide supplied with the card. This team will try to resolve your concerns over the phone in a timely manner.

    Alternatively, you can e-mail your complaint to ServiceQuality@accessprepaidww.com or put it in writing to the following address:

    Service Quality
    Access House
    Cygnet Road
    Hampton
    Peterborough
    PE7 8FJ
    United Kingdom

    We are happy to receive and respond to complaints in other languages and will arrange for a translation service to assist where available. Where possible, we will make information on our complaints process available in other languages.

    What information do I need to provide?
    To help us resolve your issues as quickly as possible when you contact us, please provide us with as much relevant information as possible, including:
    Your card number (If you write to us for security reasons please do not include your full card number. The card number should always be supplied by providing the first six and last four digits only, as follows 123456******7890.)
    Your name
    Your address
    Your contact telephone number
    Clear details of your complaint
    What you would like us to do to resolve matters.

    Internal complaints procedure

    When we receive a complaint, we aim to resolve your issues fairly and promptly. Where possible we will endeavor to resolve your issues as soon as reasonably possible. If we need more time to investigate your complaint, we will send you an acknowledgement letter and we will keep you updated on our progress throughout our investigation.

    If we have not been able to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction once we have sent our final decision, or you would prefer independent advice, you may be entitled to refer your complaint to a local ombudsman service for investigation. Please see your terms and conditions for further information.

Got another question?

Travelex Customer Support will answer your questions and help with any problems or issues.

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    Call us

    +1 (877) 414-6359

    Travelex Customer Support will answer your questions and help with any problems or issues.

  • Email us

    Online.Orders.USA@travelex.com

    Travelex Customer Support will answer your questions and help with any problems or issues.

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*Please be advised that although Travelex does not charge ATM fees, some operators may charge their own fee or set their own limits. Please check with the ATM before using.

Travelex Money Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member of FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. “Travelex™” and the “Travelex Worldwide Money Logo™” are registered trademarks of the Travelex group.