Here you can compare travel money rates for the best prepaid, euro & dollar currency cards, using live travel money card providers and travel money cards. Once you're ready simply click the button to get your currency card.
Prepaid currency cards look exactly the same as your regular debit/credit card. The main difference is they are specially set up for foreign currency and are provided by FX brokers such as Travelex, The Post Office, Virgin, Caxton, My Travel Cash etc...
One of the best advantages is the safety. Lose your currency card and you've lost just a bit of plastic, cash on the other hand...
Some travel money cards are preset to specific currencies such as Euro currency cards and Dollar currency cards. Other are GBP Pound Sterling "prepaid" cards.
There are many factors involved in comparing prepaid cards, the most obvious being the exchange rate. However, the best exchange rate may be all well and good, but you must check for ATM/transation fees, FX fees, reloading fees etc.
Your standard UK debit card is NOT the best way to spend abroad. Extra charges make it the most expesnive way for foreign currency. To give an example:
There are some specialist credit cards (not prepaid) that will often be the best foreign currency option.