Buy holiday currency and control overseas spending using our currency card. Hold euros, US dollars, sterling or any of our available currencies, and check balances, transactions, and top up using our app.
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You could get up to $210 more when buying £1,567 worth of euros this summer with a Caxton FX MasterCard card compared to exchanging travel money at the airport.*
*Airport rates correct as of 10:00 on 11/10/2016 from selected airport travel exchanges including Gatwick South ICE, London City Travelex, Luton Airport ICE and Stansted Airport MoneyCorp. Cost is equivalent to travel money purchased from the airport prior to travel versus spending on your Caxton FX card at the destination.
Average Total Savings versus selected airport travel exchanges = $210.49 on a total spend of £1,567. With no hidden surcharges when spending abroad.
To apply and get a Caxton Card, you must apply with a UK address and load your card with a minimum of £10, before the card is sent out to you.
Choose the currency you want and load the card before or during your trip. You can also check balances and transactions using the Caxton app.
It doesn't matter where you land. We have the currency you need. Get access to real time exchange rates via your online account or the Caxton FX app.
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Our cards are accepted at over 35 million outlets worldwide, wherever you see the MasterCard sign and are ‘chip and PIN’ secure
Use a Caxton FX card to pay in shops, hotels, restaurants and other outlets worldwide, free of charge.
Change currencies in minutes, before you travel, or whilst you're travelling.
It could mean the relevant amount is blocked on your card and it can take up to 30 days for the block to be removed. This includes hotels, car hire, bicycle hire and deposits of all kinds. Use any other card for the security deposit and your Caxton FX card when the actual payment is required.
When using your prepaid card to pay for goods, you may get the choice of paying in either euros /dollars or in sterling - always choose the local currency. Why? Because retailers and ATMs may give you the choice and you might think that paying in sterling saves you money. It doesn't. If you pay in sterling the retailer converts your payment at their exchange rate and you lose out. This is called Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) and could catch you out. Remember to check the screen before authorising transactions. If the value is shown in pounds - ask that it is changed!
For full advice on ATM usage, charges, car rental and securing your US dollar rates before you go read our Caxton USA Guide.
Although you can use your Caxton FX MasterCard prepaid card at automated petrol pumps, please be advised that an amount of €120-€500 may be on hold for up to 20 days when using these pumps. The merchant should release the hold when settling the transaction and debiting the correct amount from your card. We do however recommend using a different card for these types of purchases.
Caxton FX prepaid cards require a merchant to seek authorisation before they provide the goods or services. The majority of European toll roads and bridges do not seek an authorisation and therefore you can't use your Caxton FX currency card at most toll booths.
You can use your card at ATMs and point of sale in the UK but a £1.50 fee will be applied to the transaction. Outside the UK, these fees do not apply.
Preload your card with GBP (sterling) for those countries where we don't offer their local currency, e.g. Thailand. The exchange rate is applied at the time you make the transaction.
You can view your balance online or via the app for free. You can now also view your balance at ATMs for a fee of £0.30.
The maximum number of ATM withdrawals in a 24-hour period is 2, with a maximum combined total of £300 per day.
Caxton FX does not charge a fee for overseas ATM withdrawals. When you use an ATM overseas, the ATM owner may charge you a fee. This is not Caxton FX charging you, it's the ATM owner. For example, many ATMs in Thailand will charge for an ATM withdrawal, usually 150 Thai Baht (about £3), regardless of the amount you withdraw. A large number of banks in the US will also charge, but they normally inform you of this before letting you proceed. Unfortunately, if the ATM owner chooses to charge for a withdrawal, there is nothing we can do to prevent or refund this charge as it is not levied by Caxton FX.
You can change your PIN at most UK cash machines. But don't leave it until you're away - overseas cash machines won't allow you to do this. Some UK ATMs may tell you that you will be charged for this service - you won't be.
It might be obvious, but look after your card - you might lose some or all of the funds on it if the card is lost. A good back-up plan is to take a secondary card and leave it in the hotel safe. That way, if your card does get lost or stolen, you can block it and use your back-up.
Your Caxton FX card will be valid for 2 years from the date it is issued. It will expire at the end of the month displayed on your card; if the expiry date on your card is 06/20, it means it will expire on the last working day of June 2020.
You are able to load your card twice in the of 24 hours via the website or once within a 24 hour period via the app.