FairFX Travel Money

Find out more about FairFX's travel money options with our useful guide.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. International Payments. This service is for those seeking to transfer money abroad, rather than for those going on holiday. If this is you then check out our international money transfers tool here. (For the purposes of this guide, the rest of the information included here will be referring to FairFX’s Currency Cards and Travel Cash services).
  3. Travel Cash. For those who prefer cash, FairFX can send money to your door the next day in over 20 currencies.

What currencies can I order through FairFX?

FairFX offers one card, which can hold up to 15 currencies at a time.

Here’s a list of the main currencies that are available with FairFX. These currencies can be bought as Travel Cash or loaded on to the FairFX Currency Card.

  • Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • New Turkish Lire (TRY)
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Us Dollar (USD)
  • Thai Baht (THB)
  • Uae Dirham (AED)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)
  • Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Chinese Yuan (CNY)
  • Israeli New Shekel (ILS)
  • Icelandic Króna (ISK)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

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 Card – and how much you can carry on your card at once.

Minimum you can load: £10 (for new customers the first initial load must be a minimum of £50 or equivalent in the requested currency)

Maximum you can load: £12,000

Maximum you can hold: £50,000

How soon can I get my money?

Once you have ordered your card it can take 3-5 working days for you to receive it. 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).

Are there any fees I might have to pay?

It’s free to use your FairFX Currency Card online or at a point of sale – for example in a shop or restaurant.

Where you could expect to incur fees is at a foreign ATM. The ATM network provider may add a surcharge. There is also a small FairFX fee for withdrawing money in the UK. So it’s often a good idea to withdraw larger amounts less often (this is a general rule of thumb applicable to all travel money providers!).

Here’s a table of some additional fees FairFX may charge:

Additional FeesFee Charged
Card Issue FeeFree
Point of Sale Transaction FeeSpending in one of the 15 currencies loaded on your card is free. Spending in any currency not loaded on to the card will incur a 1.75% fee.
Sterling ATM Transaction Fee£1
Card Replacement FeeFree
Redemption Fee£5
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