Best way to bring money??

Travel Forums General Talk Best way to bring money??

Last Post This thread is marked as being about New Zealand
1. Posted by Tazza (Full Member 57 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys!
Just getting back to basics here with my single-cell organism question.

I was wondering what anyone could recommend to be the best way to bring money overseas? Travellers cheques? Some sort of card hooked up to your account back home? Can you get a card hooked up to your account back home?! I'm a bit confused as to the possibilities in this area.

Any advice would be much appreciated :):):):):):):):):):)


2. Posted by katesnape (Full Member 28 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

i found the best thing to do was to get a credit card with my bank and set up online banking. Then i mostly spent on my credit card and ever few weeks just transferred the money over i had left in my english account. Every now and then when i needed cash i would withdraw on my switch... which you can do but charges you each time - so i tried to do this as little as possible.


3. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Debit/ATM cards linked to my accounts back home, with a decent yet not excessive amount of cash on hand has become my preffered way of carrying funds... I have all but given up on Travellers Checks in recent years... I think because of problems with theft Retailers have found themselves accepting stolen checks and not being payed by their distributor because they were stolen... I would guess this leaves a bad taste in a retailers mouth the next time someone tries to use a travellers check... Just a guess, but I'd guess thats the root of the problem with them.

4. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

credit card & debit cards, with small amounts of cash are also my preferred ways of travelling . . .I always have a credit card in reserve and have set up on-line banking so that I can keep on top of the bills! I have also set up a one number contact in case all or any of my cards are stolen . .easier to cancel via one number than ringing a range of companies.

and the final tip on this subject . . . .make sure you tell the provider before you leave home that you are going travelling with the card, give them the dates & countries I forgot once , and as a consequence they put my card on hold and sent me a letter to my home address enquiring whether i was travelling or whether my card had been stolen!! Since I did not get back for another 3 weeks. this was really helpful!! Lost the use of that card for the remainder of the trip , but fortunately had others to hand ;).