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CaxtonFX Dollar Card
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ATM Charges: Free - $2.00
Top Up Fee: Free
FairFX Dollar Card
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ATM Charges: $2.00
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Net+ American Dollar Card
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Transaction Fee: usa-atm-fee, usa-transaction-fee
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ATM Charges: Free in US - $6 in UK - 2.95% in other currency
Top Up Fee: Free up to 1.75%
Skrill Card
Application Fee: €10.00
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ATM Charges: €1.80
Top Up Fee: Free - 1.99%
Tuxedo Travel Money Card
Application Fee: £19.95 & £10.00 goes onto the card
Transaction Fee: no-foreign-atm, no-foreign-pos
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myTravelCash Dollar Card
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ATM Charges: Free
Top Up Fee: Free - 2.5%
Travelex Canadian Card
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Transaction Fee: no-usa-atm, no-usa-pos
Monthly Fee: Free
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Prepaid Financial USD Card
Application Fee: $18.00
Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, foreign-transaction-fee
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Net+ Australian Dollar Card
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ATM Charges: 6 AUD in UK - 2.95% abroad
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Net+ Canadian Dollar Card
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Top Up Fee: Free - 1.75%
RationalFX Dollar Card
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Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, foreign-transaction-fee
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ATM Charges: $2.00
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Rushcard Prepaid Card
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Travelex New Zealand Card
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FairFX Anywhere Card
Application Fee: Free
Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, no-foreign-pos
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: 1.5%
Top Up Fee: Free - 1.5%
AceFX US Dollar Card
Application Fee: Free with £200 load or equivalent, otherwise £6.95
Transaction Fee: usa-atm-fee, usa-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: Free in USA - Elsewhere $1.00
Top Up Fee: Free
Buyright Prepaid Card
Application Fee: $9.95
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Monthly Fee: $7.95
ATM Charges: $2.00 in USA - $5 Outside USA
Top Up Fee: Free - $1.50
Escape Dollar Card
Application Fee: Free if loaded with £100 within 90 days
Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, foreign-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: Free - $3.00
Top Up Fee: Free - 4%
Greendot  Prepaid Card
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Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, foreign-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: $5.95
ATM Charges: Free - $2.50
Top Up Fee: Free - 3%
Netspend Vitual Card
Application Fee: Free
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Monthly Fee: $9.95
ATM Charges: $2.50 in USA - $4.50 Outside USA
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Upside Access card
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Monthly Fee: $2.99
ATM Charges: $1.49 in USA - 2% abroad
Top Up Fee: Free - $2.00
Upside Edge Card
Application Fee: $29.95 (Refunded based on card activity)
Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, foreign-transaction-fee, uk-atm-fee, uk-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: $1.49 in USA - 2% abroad
Top Up Fee: Free - $2.50
Vida FX Card
Application Fee: Free Subject to £10 preload
Transaction Fee: no-foreign-atm, no-foreign-pos, no-usa-atm, no-usa-pos, uk-atm-fee, uk-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: Free
Top Up Fee: Free
Virgin Dollar Card
Application Fee: Free with a $100.00 load
Transaction Fee: foreign-atm-fee, no-foreign-pos, uk-atm-fee, uk-transaction-fee, usa-atm-fee, usa-transaction-fee
Monthly Fee: Free
ATM Charges: EU 41.50 Elsewhere €1.50 + 3.5%
Top Up Fee: Free

Savings would run out after just 19 days for average family

Left without their main source of income, the average family would have enough money for a mere 19 days before savings would be used up.

According to a ‘Deadline to Breadline Report’ by Legal & General, if the main breadwinner was unable to work, families would have less than three weeks before their savings ran out.

With the typical family storing £1,094 in savings, the research was conducted to warn people of the risks of being financially unprepared should the worst happen.

John Pollock, group executive director at Legal & General said the ‘breadline deadline’ of 19 days was “concerning”.

“Clearly, families aren’t prepared financially for when the worst happens - loss of income, critical illness or death - and the sad reality is that they need to be ready.

“We all know how tough it is out there for families at the moment. For many, simply making ends meet and staying in regular employment is a daily challenge,” he said.

However, he added that if regular income was cut off for any reason, it would render the “muddling through” approach that many households are taking right now impossible.

West Midlands households are the least prepared for a financial emergency, with just seven days worth of savings squirreled away.

This is compared to residents living in the South East, who would have 37 days on average before savings were completely extinguished.

The disparity is partially down to the fact that household income is higher in the South than further North. On average, London households earn the largest average incomes, at £41,435 a year; while the North East has the lowest at £31,057.

“At times like this it is even more important that people consider how best they can plan for a financial catastrophe,” said Mr Pollock – which is especially true for the 40% who said they had no savings at all that would support them through a financial emergency.

Opening a bank account is a good way to encourage your family to make savings – but make sure you compare products beforehand to find the best savings rate.