Recently we read that Cash Passport, the multi-currency prepaid payment card has been nominated as a ‘travel essential’ by readers of USA Today’s 10Best list. And we’re thrilled.
This is a fantastic innovation that more people need to know about, so we’re taking the time to encourage you to vote. But before you do, here’s why it deserves to win.
Cash Passport is a simple and secure way to manage your travel money while on a trip or just shopping internationally. It’s welcome anywhere MasterCard is accepted — that means unsurpassed acceptance. As for security — it uses chip & PIN technology.
But the smartest thing about Cash Passport is that up to seven currencies can be loaded onto one card and it knows which one to use, based on which country you’re in. In May 2015, a new currency will be added — the Mexican Peso. So if you’re going to Mexico, London and Berlin in one trip … you still just need one card. It will do the currency conversion for you.
Track your spending online and if you have a problem, call the number on the back of your card; the card services team is available 24/7/365. Based in the UK, customer service agents speak 14 languages and step in when you need help. Like when a card is lost or stolen. The team will get you a new one or get you emergency cash as soon as possible. Plus, as a Cash Passport cardholder, you’re eligible for exclusive offers and experiences around the world as part of Priceless Cities.
Getting one is simple — Travelex serves customers both in-person and online. Banks and credit unions may also provide them, but you must be a customer of that financical institution. You lock in your exchange rate the day you purchase the currency and load it onto your card. And if you have money leftover on your card after your trip, either use it to shop internationally, save it for your next trip or withdraw it when you get home.
We thank the readers of USA Today’s 10Best, and encourage you to cast your ballot. You can vote every day until April 27!