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How strange. Today I have been to the Post Office and got one for my daughter. I think they sound excellent.
You can pay anything between £50 and £5000 max on these cards. If you use sterling, they can be used in over 200 countries and exchanged to the currancy of the country.
Cash can be dawn at ATMS points with a charge of £1.50.
They can be used in most hotels, stores. If someone at home has the ID number, they can top it up from this end if needed.
You can get balance online, or by phone.
They can be contacted online or by phone.
If you loose your card , a new one will be despatched to your holiday address within 24 hours.
Saves carrying loads of cash about on holiday
They are now most popular and as Travellers Cheques are being phased out, these are valid for 3 years before having to be replaced.
I have opened one for my daughter with £50 so that should an emergeny arise, (she will be working abroad)we can bung more in, if it should be needed, from any Post Office..
They sound brilliant and leaflets are in Post Offices.Even the lady who served me,said she had used them and gave them a big thumbs up.
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN