Travel money card

Get your travel money on a card from TransferWise.

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How does a travel money card work?

Going abroad? Save with a travel money card.

The TransferWise debit card is like having your travel money on a card – it lets you send and spend money around the world at the real exchange rate.

Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

You can hold up to 40+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free TransferWise app.

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Why get a travel money card from TransferWise?

Benefits of the TransferWise debit card.

  1. Send and spend money in more than 40 different currencies
  2. No need to exchange and carry cash
  3. Powered by Mastercard
  4. Accepted in shops and restaurants all over the world
  5. Free ATM withdrawals from more than 2 million ATMs worldwide (up to £200 per month)
  6. Our free app lets you top-up, check your balance and transactions, and convert in real time
  7. Instant transaction notifications on your phone
  8. Chip and PIN and contactless-enabled
  9. Freeze your card if it’s lost or stolen

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We’re up to 8x cheaper than high street debit and credit cards.

We asked an independent research agency to compare our travel money card to 21 banks worldwide. Here’s how we compare to UK current accounts for managing your money abroad.

Compare the costs

Cost to create account
TransferWise Free
Barclays Free
Lloyds Free
Natwest Free
Send £200 to EUR
TransferWise 70p
Barclays £5.50
Lloyds £15.91
Natwest £14.45
Spend £200 on debit card in EUR
TransferWise 70p
Barclays £7.66
Lloyds £8.64
Natwest £7.66
Withdraw £200 / month cash in EUR
TransferWise £0
Barclays £9.16
Lloyds £9.64
Natwest £11.66
Receive £200 or equivalent in AUD, EUR, GBP or USD
TransferWise Free
Barclays EUR-only
Lloyds Not possible
Natwest Not possible

Data collected by an independent research agency.

Get your travel money card in 3 simple steps.

Order your card for free.
1

Order your card for free.

Create your free TransferWise account and order your holiday money card. It’ll arrive within 2 weeks of your order.

Choose your currencies.
2

Choose your currencies.

Activate any of the 40+ currencies that we offer, and top your account up.

Spend on your holidays without rip-off fees.
3

Spend on your holidays without rip-off fees.

Start using your card abroad. It’s accepted anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard.

Get ready for your travels.

How to activate your travel money card.

Your card and activation instructions will arrive within 2 weeks of your order.

Once you’ve activated, you can add as many of our 40+ different currencies as you like. Top your account up via debit card or bank transfer, and you’ll be ready to use your new card around the world.

What can you use our travel money card for?

  • Withdraw money from millions of ATMs all over the world
  • Pay for meals in restaurant, cafes and bars
  • Pay for accommodation or flights online
  • Spend in shops, or shop online in more than 40 different currencies
Avoid rip-off fees.

More tips for saving money on holiday.

  1. Don’t exchange cash at the airport – it’s much cheaper to withdraw money from an ATM with your travel money card
  2. Always choose the local currency (without conversion) when withdrawing money from ATMs or using your card in shops and restaurants
  3. If you need to pay for your holiday in a foreign currency, transfer your money with TransferWise
  4. Download the free TransferWise app and manage your balance on the go

What if your travel money card gets lost or stolen?

Don’t worry – it’s easy to freeze and replace your TransferWise card. If it’s lost or stolen, here’s what to do.

  1. Freeze your card by logging into your TransferWise account. This will stop any transactions from taking place.
  2. Contact us via email or phone. We’ll put a permanent block on your card.
  3. Confirm via email that you understand your card will be blocked. We want to make sure before going ahead.
  4. Order a new card like you did the first time. We’ll ask you to confirm your name and mailing address.

Once we have these details, we’ll get your new card on its way to you.

We're trusted by 4 million people and counting.

The TransferWise multi-currency travel money card is safe and secure.

TransferWise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

This means we're required by law to keep your money safe by storing it in a low-risk financial institution – in Europe this is in our UK account with Barclays, in the US this is in our US account with Wells Fargo.

Get your free travel money card.

Start saving money abroad.

Order your card now