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Virgin Money Travel Card Review - Virgin Money App

Published on 4 March 2016 in M - Review by Raffick Marday

Virgin Travel Money Card Review?

What Prepaid Card Virgin Money Summary?

What's Good about the Virgin money card?
The Virgin travel card is unlike credit cards, a Virgin Prepaid Travel Money Card application isn't dependent on credit checks or earnings, so if you are over 18 and a UK resident you can apply.Plus as well as sending your main card you get a free card for use in emergencies. You only need to activate it if you lose your main Virgin Prepaid Visa Card. Plus use at any Visa brand mark.

What's not so good about the travel money card?
Not a lot! But, when you apply for a card Virgin are legally obliged to verify your identity. If Virgin can't confirm your identity Virgin will send you a 'restricted' card. This simply limits the amount you can initially load onto the card to $1,000/€1,000, and the maximum balance you can have on the card at any time is $2,500/€2,500.

Online application usability - Prepaid rating 4-stars?
Simple to apply and pay for your Virgin Visa card. Your card will arrive in less than 7 days. Ability to choose either a Euro or US Dollar card. The minimum initial payment on the card is £100 and this can be paid by debit or credit card. The minimum top-up is $100/€50. The debit/credit card needs to be registered to the same address as your travel card.

Virgin Money Card Designs - Prepaid rating 3-stars?
One design available and as its Virgin, it has to be red. It looks just like its credit card.

Virgin Money Travel Credit Card Review;
Virgin Money Card Fees - Prepaid rating 3-stars?
Your Virgin Travel money card has a clear set of charges when using the Visa card abroad.

Virgin Travel Money Card Review?

TransactionEuro CardUS Dollar Card
Card application fee
Monthly fee
Fee for a transaction in your card currency
Fee for a transaction not in your card currency
Cash withdrawal in your card currency
Cash withdrawal not in your card currency
3.5% plus €1.50
3.5% plus $2
Topping up your card by debit card
Topping up your card by credit card
Replacement card/additional card (in addition to your free emergency card)

With the Virgin Prepaid Travel Money Card there's no fee for making a transaction in your card's currency. So you won't pay a fee when spending on your Euro card in a country which has the Euro as its currency. And you won't pay a fee for spending on your US Dollar card in any US state. It is worth noting that currency exchanges are still subject to the difference between buying and selling rates which will fluctuate over time.

Self Service - Prepaid rating 3-stars?
Using self-service gives you the ability to manage your account online or using the mobile app. You also have the ability to view your balance at any ATM.

Virgin Money App

The Virgin Money mobile app is free plus will allow you to monitor and manage your account online 24/7

The Virgin travel card app offers the facility to.
• See your Virgin Money transactional balance history.
• Virgin travel money card app comes with automatic fraud protection.
• Access anywhere in the world at any time.
• Manage your Virgin travel card primary GBP card + additional card.
• Manage euro and dollar currency cards available through Virgin Money.
• Account Number and Sort Code details for electronic payments and direct debits.
• Contact Virgin Money instantly with secure message Inbox.
• Local topping locations to pay in cash.

Virgin Money app is available to download for free on google play and iTunes once you have opened a Virgin Travel Money Card.

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