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Travel Cash/Card issue

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Just lookng for people's thoughts on the best way to hold money whilst travelling over a number of countries.
22 months ago, June 5th 2012 No: 21 Msg: #157228  
if you absent it or it was base born it would be a problem, but abundant you can do something out of hte ordinary. If we're swapping countries again this is commonly one of the aboriginal things we do if we cantankerous a border. Reply to this

22 months ago, June 6th 2012 No: 22 Msg: #157302  
Some very good advice there guys, thanks for that, much appreciated.

Think i'm going to have money all over the place to make sure i'm never short should the worst happen. I've never had any issues in Europe so hoping a little further from home and everything should be fine.

I'll have options tho after reading your replies. Couple bank accounts, credit card, pre loaded USD card and a little back up cash deep in my rucksack. Should be enough :)

Thanks again Reply to this

22 months ago, June 12th 2012 No: 23 Msg: #157545  

I will have to look into the Norwich & Peterborough consideration, i can genuinely say i've never observed of it. I'm sure i could cope with the 5 dealings monthly if that's all you need to do. Appears to be plenty.

Did you ever occur to use a journey pre compensated card at all while on your travels? I'm thinking if having a provide on one of these may be a reasonable concept.

Luckily i'm visiting alone and not as 2 so i examine have to have as much money on me as you two would have done but i completely acknowledge with your factor about holding money. Reply to this

22 months ago, July 3rd 2012 No: 24 Msg: #158319  

In response to: Msg #155896

Hi Dan

Good luck with your travels and enjoy the planning stage too!
Loads of great advice and as there's lots of 'the unexpected' whilst travelling, our tip would be get as many different options as you can.....particularly on the card front..... Also if you have any cards you don't know the pin for or will expire either whilst you are away or just after you get back, get replacements..... Sounds common sense I know but it's so easy to overlook one, and sods law that will be the only one that will work or you can get money from!

We started with a Caxton FX card, which was great you just load it up from your current account and withdraw nice and simple. it just gives you a marginally less exchange rate but it's still loads cheaper than ATM withdrawals. Shame we bent it and it now only works sporadically!!!

However ATMs aren't always reliable..... In Belize for example despite having our two current accounts credit cards and our Caxton FX, none would work and we ended up having to withdraw cash from the bank directly, but they only charged us £5......

The best tip we can share as someone has already said..... Carry some Dollars...... We always have $100... We were in San Pedro in Chile recently and the ATM ran out on Friday night and there was no money until Monday at 3pm..... Lifesaver as Dollars are king here!

Enjoy and hope you get sorted

Jon and Michelle Reply to this

21 months ago, July 5th 2012 No: 25 Msg: #158411  
I will have to look into the Norwich & Peterborough consideration, i can genuinely say i have never observed of it. I'm sure i could cope with the 5 dealings monthly if that's all you need to do. Appears to be plenty.

Did you ever occur to use a journey compensated card at all while on your travels? I'm thinking if having a provide on one of these may be a reasonable concept. Reply to this

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