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11. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 736 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Becky, do what's right for you. We can dispense suggestions, but we really don't know what your circumstances are; and what you'll need and want as you travel around the globe. There are many options for accessing money; some are better than others. You'll have to decide whether a small advantage in the exchange rate is really worth it, particularly if small sums are involved. There is no right way; and wrong way. It all depends ...

I travel a lot, but perhaps not as much as OldPro and others on this forum. But I am familiar with international finance and the global banking system. The VISA network has substantially more cash machines; and that's a distinct advantage when traveling around the world. The more access points you have, the better.

Some like to use prepaid cards; that's fine. They feel comfortable and secure using a familiar product. For myself, I sometimes wire funds aboard, particularly when necessary and prudent; and when large sums are involved.

I participate in these forums in the spirit of "caring and sharing," part of the motto in my Travellerspoint profile. I hope you'll share your travel experiences as you make your way around the world. We can learn from them, too.

12. Posted by Beckshew (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I really appreciate both Oldpro and Berner repsonses and everyone elses for that matter so thank you!!

I'll be looking at both options. I'll admit that a cashcard for me sounds more appealing being not that clued up with finance and the general way credit cards work but I will definitely investigate first.

Massive thank you again!

Becky

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