FairFX Travel Money
Find out more about FairFX's travel money options with our useful guide.
FairFX is a currency exchange platform based in London. Read on to find out more about what FairFX has to offer, and whether you should get your travel money through them before you go abroad.
What services does FairFX offer?
FairFX offers three services:
- Currency Cards. A FairFX card is a prepaid travel card. It allows you to stick to a budget, is secure, and is available to use anywhere you see the MasterCard logo.
- Travel Cash. For those who prefer cash, FairFX can send money to your door the next day in over 20 currencies.
FairFX is a public limited company based in UK. It provides services like travel money, money transfer, currency cards.
- FairFX works only online
- You can lock in a rate using FairFX single-currency card
- Payment via directly to your bank account or at over 30 millions Merchants and ATMs in broad range of countries
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What currencies can I order through FairFX?
FairFX’s offer three Currency Cards:
- Euro Card. This locks in a euro rate before you travel. You can then spend fee-free in shops and restaurants.
- Everywhere Card. This works everywhere that doesn’t accept Dollars or Euros.
Here’s a list of some of the main currencies that are and aren’t available with FairFX. These currencies can be used for Travel Cash, or with the Everywhere Currency Card:
- Hungary (HUN)
- Japan (JPN)
- Turkey (TUR)
- Cook Islands (COK)
- New Zealand (NZL)
- Niue (NIU)
- Pitcairn (PCN)
- Tokelau (TKL)
- Bouvet Island (BVT)
- Norway (NOR)
- Svalbard And Jan Mayen (SJM)
- Singapore (SGP)
- American Samoa (ASM)
- Bonaire (BES)
- British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT)
- Ecuador (ECU)
- El Salvador (SLV)
- Guam (GUM)
- Haiti (HTI)
- Marshall Islands (MHL)
- Micronesia (FSM)
- Northern Mariana Islands (MNP)
- Palau (PLW)
- Panama (PAN)
- Puerto Rico (PRI)
- Timor-Leste (TLS)
- Turks And Caicos Islands (TCA)
- United States (USA)
- British Virgin Islands (VGB)
- U.S. Virgin Islands (VIR)
- Lesotho (LSO)
- Namibia (NAM)
- South Africa (ZAF)
- Liechtenstein (LIE)
- Switzerland (CHE)
- Sweden (SWE)
- Thailand (THA)
- United Arab Emirates (ARE)
- Poland (POL)
- Croatia (HRV)
- China (CHN)
- Israel (ISR)
- Iceland (ISL)
- Andorra (AND)
- Austria (AUT)
- Belgium (BEL)
- Cyprus (CYP)
- Estonia (EST)
- Finland (FIN)
- France (FRA)
- French Guiana (GUF)
- French Southern Territories (ATF)
- Germany (DEU)
- Greece (GRC)
- Guadeloupe (GLP)
- Ireland (IRL)
- Italy (ITA)
- Latvia (LVA)
- Lithuania (LTU)
- Luxembourg (LUX)
- Malta (MLT)
- Martinique (MTQ)
- Mayotte (MYT)
- Monaco (MCO)
- Montenegro (MNE)
- Netherlands (NLD)
- Portugal (PRT)
- Reunion (REU)
- Saint Barthelemy (BLM)
- Saint Martin (MAF)
- Saint Pierre And Miquelon (SPM)
- San Marino (SMR)
- Slovakia (SVK)
- Slovenia (SVN)
- Spain (ESP)
- Aland Islands (ALA)
- Australia (AUS)
- Christmas Island (CXR)
- Cocos Islands (CCK)
- Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands (HMD)
- Kiribati (KIR)
- Nauru (NRU)
- Norfolk Island (NFK)
- Tuvalu (TUV)
- Mexico (MEX)
- Canada (CAN)
- Czech Republic (CZE)
- Denmark (DNK)
- Faroe Islands (FRO)
- Greenland (GRL)
- Hong Kong (HKG)
How much can I transfer with FairFX?
For your security as well as FairFX’s, there are some limits on how much you can load onto your FairFX Currency Cards – and how much you can carry on your card at once.
Maximum/minimum you can load (Euro Card): €7,500/€60.
Maximum/minimum you can load (Dollar Card): $10,000/$75.
Maximum/minimum you can load (Everywhere Card): £5,000/£50.
Remember, it’s free to load a FairFX card.
How soon can I get my money?
Once you have ordered your card it can take up to ten working days for you to receive it. However, providing there are no delays with Royal Mail, you will typically receive your card within five working days. FairFX do not have a fast track service and you cannot collect cards from any collection points.
How safe is my money?
Unlike cash, if you lose it or it’s stolen, FairFX have you covered. (See FairFX’s terms and conditions for further details). You’re also covered against shocks on your statement when you get home. It’s all there, in real time, upfront.
Are there any fees I might have to pay?
It’s completely free to use your FairFX Currency Card online or at point of sale. Where you should expect to incur fees is at ATMs. These usually add a surcharge. Also check the table below to find out how much ATM fees are if you withdraw in the UK. It’s a good idea to withdraw larger amounts less often. (This is a general rule of thumb for all travel money providers!)
It’s always free to use your card to spend at shops and restaurants, so it’s recommended that you pay with your FairFX card rather than with cash whenever possible.
And here’s a table of some additional fees FairFX may charge:
|Additional Fees||Fee Charged|
|Prepaid Card Issue Fee||£9.95 (unless purchased through a special partner offer)|
|UK Point of Sale Transaction Fee||Zero for US and Euro cards. An Everywhere Card incurs a 1.4% transaction fee.|
|Sterling ATM Transaction Fee||€1.50 for the Euro Card. $2 for the Dollar Card and £1 for the Everywhere Card. (Some ATMs may apply a surcharge.)|
|Dispute Administration Fee||£10 per disputed transaction (refundable in certain circumstances.)|
|Redemption Fee||€10, $10, £10 refund fee on the Euro, Dollar, and Everywhere Card respectively.|
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