Foreign Currency Cards - Doncaster Sheffield Airport Guide

These new foreign currency cards are being rapidly adopted by many foreign currency exchange providers and their customers due to their ease of use, and the great rates that you can get by ordering them online. They work in much the same way as a debit card does, load them via bank transfer or phone and spend using Chip and Pin technology.

Currency Card Benefits

  • Best online exchange rates
  • Convenient to use and carry
  • Secure and safer than cash
  • Lower fees than most credit & debit cards
  • Fixed rate upon loading card

Currency Card Drawbacks

  • No section 75 purchase protection
  • Cheapest cards need to be ordered in advance
  • Some have cash withdrawal & currency convert fees

To get the most from your money be sure to order your card online and dodge those hefty fees added to purchases made at the airport. Either have your currency card delivered to your home the next day or choose from our cards available for pick up at Robin Hood Airport.

Foreign Currency Cards - Home Delivery

These cards have come out on top for exchange rates compared, fees charged (against other cards and other forms of foreign currency exchange) meaning that you will pay much less by loading money onto one straight from your bank account than you will by using a credit or debit card or by changing cash at a bureau de change. However, these cards are only suitable for those who have time to order the card for home delivery. The cards will usually be ready to use within 7-14 days.

Travelex

Travelex has become a household name and for good reason. They offer good rates on worldwide foreign currency exchange and their new Cash Passport ensures that you have security and convenience for your holiday money. There are no ATM Cash Withdrawal fees on all Cash passports and your card can be ordered online to make sure you get the best rates and picked up in a high street branch or at selected airport bureau de change or even delivered to your home. The card will be activated and ready to use straight away!

Fair FX

  • Get a free Fair FX card
  • 0% currency convert fee
  • 0% transaction fee ($ & € cards)
  • SMS top up / balance enquiry
  • Protection for your money

Fair FX are the market leaders for currency card and cash exchange rates, and offer 0% on most fees apart from the cash withdrawal fee which is the lowest of any currency card and lower than most credit and debit cards too. They offer a choice of either a EURO, US Dollar or Anywhere card. If you know what currency you need or use most you are much better off getting that specific card (€ or $) However, even with the anywhere card, the fees are relatively low compared to others. You normally have to pay £9.95 for the purchase of the card but Airport Guide visitors can get a Fair FX card for free. Fair FX cards are only available for home delivery so you will need to make sure that you leave enough time before your holiday to apply for one of these cards. You should have your card delivered the next day and ready to use within 7-10 days!

Moneycorp

Moneycorp Cash Card

Moneycorp have a great currency card offering either Euros or US Dollars at excellent rates, and with very competitive fees. They have a 0% currency convert fee, so you won't pay anything for using your card in a different currency to the one you loaded. Low cash withdrawal fees of just €1.50 or $2 mean you can save by making larger, but fewer withdrawals. The card is free, and has a minimum top up of just £25 so you can start low and use the card to save for your holiday!

ICE Travellers Cash Card

  • Order your Free ICE card
  • 0% purchase fee
  • 0% currency convert fee
  • Secure Chip & Pin
  • Widely accepted

ICE have also entered the foreign currency card market and their offering is called the Travellers Cash Card and has many benefits including home delivery, and an uncommon 0% currency convert fee, plus a fairly low cash withdrawal fee and of course secure Chip & Pin technology. ICE also have no fee on purchases abroad. The card is free to order but the maximum load is just £2,500 so this is not one for big spenders. You will be charged if you use the card for transactions above the amount loaded on to the card so you need to be careful to check your balance.

Compare Currency Cards

It can be hard to find the best deal on foreign currency and walking into your local bureau de change for help will only mean they will sell you their product and you may not find the unbiased information you need on the different products available from various travel money providers. We have thoroughly looked into the small print each provider publishes, the fees, terms and conditions, availability and ease of use of each card so you don't have to and compared them all below for you. If you need help understanding the charges outlined below, we've covered that too in our Money Saving Tips page!

  Fair FX
ICE
Travelex
Moneycorp
Price of card purchaseFree offer here
(usually £9.95)
FreeFreeFree
Home Delivery
Airport Pick Up
Branch Pick Up
Cash Withdrawal Fees€1.50/$2/£1 outside UK£1.75/€2/$3No ATM Fees€1.50/$2
Currency Convert Fee0%(€ & $) 1.4% (£)2% on Sterling Card only5.75% on Sterling Card only0%
Worldwide Exchange Rate Load0%0%0%0%
European Exchange Rate Load0%0%0%0%
Secure Chip & Pin
Ready to UseWithin 7-10 DaysWithin 14 DaysDay of PurchaseWithin 5-7 Days
Lost/Stolen Replacement€9 Replacement Fee£3 Replacement FeeFree£4.99 Replacement Fee
Minimum Load£50/€60/$80£100/€100/$100£50/€50/$75£25
Maximum Load€7,500/$10,000£2,500£5,000/€7,500/$9000£5,000/equivalent €$
SMS Services
Negative Balance FeeN/A£5/€7.50/$7.50N/AN/A
Payment MethodMastercardMastercardVisaMastercard