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Free FairFX Currency Card (Normally £9.95)

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I just followed FairFX on Twitter and got a message back from them which offered me a free currency card so I thought I'd share the link on here. The card is normally £9.95 and as far as I can see … Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
I just followed FairFX on Twitter and got a message back from them which offered me a free currency card so I thought I'd share the link on here.

The card is normally £9.95 and as far as I can see it offers the best currency exchange rates for Euros or US Dollars.

Note: You do have to load a minimum of 10 Euros or 20 Dollars when you order the card but it is free to use when you're using it in shops and restaurants. I think the only charge is £1 when you make an ATM withdrawal and that's cheaper than my normal bank card.
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#1
Why do people put cold and not post a reason why.
Maplins have done this for a while now, but still this card is excellent and not everyone has the £500 to load straight away to get a free card.

Best rates, easy to use, and free, unless you use an atm, and then its very cheap it you take out a few large amounts.
#2
You are better off with a standard Nationwide account with debit and Visa cards. You can use the standard cash debit card for withdrawals at ATMs at the daily exchange rate and the Visa card also gives you the exchange rate for the day. No commission, you don't get ripped off on the exchange rate and no fees. Just keep your account with a positive balance.
#3
Spod
You are better off with a standard Nationwide account with debit and Visa cards. You can use the standard cash debit card for withdrawals at ATMs at the daily exchange rate and the Visa card also gives you the exchange rate for the day. No commission, you don't get ripped off on the exchange rate and no fees. Just keep your account with a positive balance.


this works for me too.:thumbsup:
#4
Can this be used for online purchases ? It would be a good way of reducing the risks of security leaks.
#5
Spod
You are better off with a standard Nationwide account with debit and Visa cards. You can use the standard cash debit card for withdrawals at ATMs at the daily exchange rate and the Visa card also gives you the exchange rate for the day. No commission, you don't get ripped off on the exchange rate and no fees. Just keep your account with a positive balance.


But what if you can't get a Nationwide account?

Also if you want to change £100 per month It is a good way to save.

Also fairfx is $1.53 todays visa rate is $1,54 and the postoffice 1.48
#6
FF99
Can this be used for online purchases ? It would be a good way of reducing the risks of security leaks.


Yes i have used it.
#7
Nationwide debit card for ATM cash withdrawals or purchases at current rate and no weighting :thumbsup:

Post Office Visa for non-weighted purchses in Euros at a good, current exchange rate :thumbsup:

Both with online capability .... no worries :-D
#8
i got rejected for the nationwide card.... bummer :(
#9
heada
this works for me too.:thumbsup:


and me, opened a Nationwide Flex account just for the debit card, use it solely for holidays and buying stuff online in Euros/Dollars
#10
sprocket
Why do people put cold and not post a reason why.
Maplins have done this for a while now, but still this card is excellent and not everyone has the £500 to load straight away to get a free card.

Best rates, easy to use, and free, unless you use an atm, and then its very cheap it you take out a few large amounts.


Because a Nationwide Cashcard is free with no fees and better rates.
#11
jackvdbuk
i got rejected for the nationwide card.... bummer :(


There's no credit check for the savings account. I failed to pass the current account credit check also.
#12
everyone always goes on about the Nationwide card, but not everyone wants to change accounts just for holiday money. Also if you were going on holiday about now and bought the Fairfx card several months ago you would you have got $2 to the £1, but if you saved your money in your Nationwide account you would have got about 1p in interest and would get around $1.5ish to the pound now. I know which I would prefer!

So maybe the nationwide card isnt so good after all as you can budget what rate you will be getting.
#13
This is an absolutely brilliant deal - as the card effectively costs nothing.

Thanks to OP - heat and rep added :)
#14
sprocket
everyone always goes on about the Nationwide card, but not everyone wants to change accounts just for holiday money.


who said change accounts ?
I only use the Flex account for holidays, everything else I do is with other banks... those that give the best rates (on the whole) for the service I'm using them for

sprocket
Also if you were going on holiday about now and bought the Fairfx card several months ago you would you have got $2 to the £1, but if you saved your money in your Nationwide account you would have got about 1p in interest and would get around $1.5ish to the pound now. I know which I would prefer!


and if the market had gone the other way or not moved ?

the Flex account isn't for savings, you save in a high interest account (with the bank giving the best rates) then transfer into the Flex account when you need it... simple enough
#15
Oh, almost forgot.

Don't forget the £7.50 Quidco that you get when you sign up - so basically £7.50 for free cash!
#16
these cards are brilliant!
I got a couple back in August when the dollar rate was 1.86, and added regularly untill we went away (just got back)
They are so easy to use, and I don't have a huge credit card bill to look forward to, as everything has been paid for!
Also, it is easy check how much you have left on them
You can also get them fee free if you go through the Matalan website.
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#17
sprocket
everyone always goes on about the Nationwide card, but not everyone wants to change accounts just for holiday money. Also if you were going on holiday about now and bought the Fairfx card several months ago you would you have got $2 to the £1, but if you saved your money in your Nationwide account you would have got about 1p in interest and would get around $1.5ish to the pound now. I know which I would prefer!

So maybe the nationwide card isnt so good after all as you can budget what rate you will be getting.


I didn't change accounts - I just have Nationwide as a second account for holidays and transfer money in when I need it.

If I'd wanted to gamble with currency rates I probably would have been buying dollars over several months, but I probably wouldn't have done it with a Fairfx card - I would just have looked round for the best exchange rate. Yes, some years you would gain by buying early and other years would lose out. In the long run you will most likely win with the Nationwide card because you won't be paying the fees and commission.

The reason that people keep going on about the Nationwide card is that it is a genuinely good deal. You don't have to commit a lot of money up front. You don't pay fees. You don't pay commission. You don't get ripped off when you want to access your own money in another country. Their service is good and you can control everything online. Can't ask for anything more really!
banned#19

so?

reposts are allowed if original is 4 weeks old. Daft but true!
#20
csiman
so?

reposts are allowed if original is 4 weeks old. Daft but true!


I am sorry I did not know that.

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