Sunday, June 13, 2010

Travelex Cash Passport

Since my Europe trip duration is 1 month, therefore I foresee we are going to have to bring with us quite a substantial amount of spending money.  But since I don't like to bring large quantity of cash (in case lost or robbed) nor do I want to use my credit card on the European got the Cash Passport from Travelex.

It's a card that works kind of like a Debit card where you can use the card to withdraw money from the ATMs in Europe.  However, the card is not linked to your bank account.  Instead, before the trip, you will decide how much you want to deposit into the card (it's like pre-paid) and during your trip, you just withdraw whichever amount you want from this pre-determined amount that's linked to your card.  You can also request to have and extra card thats linked to the same pool of money in case 1 card gets lost/robbed.

When you return to Singapore, you can cash out the remaining amount that's left in the card from Travelex Singapore branch.  Yes there's a service fee however, I think it's worth it for the extra peace of mind.


  1. Hi there, I know this was 2 years ago however I am having major difficulty trying to get a travelex card or any form of via/mastercard travel credit card as I live in Singapore and there are no companies that allow you to register from a singapore address or credit card. I know that travelex in singapore is purely for business trading and I think it has merged with western union but I was just curious if you are from Singapore how you acquired your travelex card in the first place.

    hope to heard from you soon :)

  2. Yes, I'm from Singapore, and i bought it from Singapore's Travellex branch.
    It was in the year 2007 when we went for our Europe trip, so I'm not sure if you can still get it here in Singapore now.