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Best way to take cash?
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My parents are currently overseas in europe atm and they are using the commonwealth card, so when they get back in a week or so ill ask them what they thought of it.
I normally just use my everyday credit/debit cards and wear the fees. It’s not usally that much compared to the cost of a 4-5-6 week holiday!
I haven’t checked in a while but, the National Australia Bank used to have a gold visa card which did not charge fees for use overseas and also, Wizard had a similar product. Might be worth checking them out too.
I looked into both the travelex card and any card like it that banks might have. I went with the commonwealth card beacause unlike and of the others you can put more then on currency on it, which is good since i want both euro and pound on it. That and the fees arent that bad
I leave for my tour next wk & im going with the commonwealth bank travel money card. it sounds really good! $15 once of fee & you can load heaps of cash on it in different currencies, then you just use eftpos to buy stuff & theres no fees. you can monitor it on netbank too
I would go with one of the banks money cards, just check all their fees & conditions. I have not looked into which is the best as yet.
For example, If u hav money left on ur card when u come back they will transfer it back to AUS dollars at the rate of exchange when u 1st got it.
Others will exchange it at the current rate, so u could b gaining or losing out.
I don’t recommed the visa debit or ATM cards, visa debit have up to 45 days to take the money out of ur account so u may think u hav more money then u do if they hav not redeemed the purchase & a lot of people get caught out this way with penalty fees.
ATM cards hav an overseas withdrawal fee plus the exchange rate fee
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