FairFX Currency Card Review
Fairfx Anywhere Card – Prepaid MasterCard
The Fairfx Travel Money MasterCard has the distinct advantage of helping you to gain access to better foreign exchange rates, as well as being a sensible and popular alternative to travellers cheques or carrying large amounts of cash when abroad. You can take advantage of all the same features available with a normal MasterCard, as well as being confident in the knowledge that the Chip and PIN technology offers a heightened degree of security. The free SMS alerts informing you of how much remaining balance you have are also a unique innovation.
What’s not so good?
There is not a great deal to be negative about where this card is concerned. The only feature to note may be that topping up the card either through your bank or using the BACS service will take 1 full business day. This may be frustrating when travelling abroad.
It is a standard card design, with little to distinguish it from its competitors.
There are no monthly or annual fees to worry about, and interestingly no transaction charges when using the card abroad. There will be a charge when using ATM’S though, both at home and abroad
You can top up your card through your bank, via BACS, using a debit card or even through an SMS text message. All of those options are also free of charge.