Excellent4.1

78% of customers recommended from 37 ratings

Caxton FX provide prepaid cards that you can use like a debit card, in cash machines and for purchases in shops, restaurants or online. Caxton FX offer cards you can use abroad, meaning you can load them with a foreign currency. This gives you an alternative to taking large amounts of cash, which can be vulnerable to theft. They also offer an alternative to your usual credit card, which is likely to impose high transaction fees, or travellers cheques.

Compare Caxton fx Prepaid Cards

Caxton FX Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
UK Transactions
£1.50
UK ATM Withdrawals
£1.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Caxton FX Global Business Traveller
Card Fees
£0
UK Transactions
Free
UK ATM Withdrawals
£1.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Free foreign transactions and ATM withdrawals overseas.
Caxton FX Global Traveller (Dollar Fees)
Card Fees
£0
UK Transactions
Free
UK ATM Withdrawals
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Caxton FX Global Traveller (Euro Fees)
Card Fees
£0
UK Transactions
Free
UK ATM Withdrawals
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free

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Caxton fx Prepaid Card Reviews

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Recommended by NorfolkSquire

I have had a Caxton card for a while now and have found it very useful when travelling abroad on holiday. I mainly go to Europe, Spain or Portugal. For me I preferred it to cash or credit card although I did take my credit card with me. I think its just a better way to stay in control of your spending and be aware of the exchange rates at the same time.

excellent customer service and easy to use products

by , 5 months ago report review

Caxton FX prepaid currency card

Excellent

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Recommended by Snaj83

I have had this card for over 5 years and use it whenever I am away. I have used it to take cash out when backpacking which was great as I could use it at any cashpoint in any country to take our local currency. There is no fee or commission. It's very easy to top up online and the money is added to the card within a couple of hours. You can then withdraw to your nominated bank account easily too. I have the Global card which can be used worldwide.

by , 5 months ago report review

Caxton Prepaid card - perfect for keeping track of holiday money!

Excellent

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Recommended by ecd09

We first got our Caxton cards when we travelled to Florida with our children. So much easier than travellers cheques, or carrying cash, which we were not keen on doing. The cards arrived quickly once we had completed the forms and we were instantly able to 'top up' the cards from our bank account. While we were using the cards on the holiday, we were able to keep track of our spending, as transactions showed online almost instantly. We used the card to pay in restaurants, shops and to withdraw cash. I have since used the card when travelling in Europe as well, as it can be used for Euros as well as USD. Great card, can't recommend it enough!

by , 5 months ago report review

Caxton Travel Currency

Excellent

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Recommended by Mulan

I have both a Euro currency card & an international one. I have used the international one to obtain cash from various currency's ATM's with easy. These have included Oz dollars & Singapore dollars, at very low charge rates. These charges increase if international card used in Europe, hence why I also have one of their Euro cards. They also have the option of a US dollars card but have not traveled to the States, but will be obtaining if I get to head there

by , 4 months ago report review

Caxton FX Prepaid Currency Cards

Excellent

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Recommended by Greenlizzard

If you are thinking about Prepaid travel cards, look no further than Caxton, I have been using a Euro card for a couple of years now across Europe and never had any problems using the card in stores or retrieving cash from ATMs, they make it so easy to manage your money and the best bit is that when you come back from abroad you are not charged a monthly fee for not using your card like a lot of other prepaid card providers. I also took out a Dollar card this year for the US and used it in New York, Washington and Florida and did not have any real problems, the only thing to be aware of is some stores in america see the card as a credit card and not a debit card, so when you put the card in the machine and you have to make a choice, sometimes it rejects the card but that is not caxton's fault.

by , 4 months ago report review

Going abroad? Why carry loads of cash?

Good

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Recommended by autumna3

The Caxton card is very handy, you just top it up in currency before you go (from GBP) so your rate is fixed and you don't have to carry foreign cash around - just pop your card into an ATM and off you go! It was really easy to apply (from what I remember, it was a while ago now) and you can pick from most major currencies. I think it is online only, which may put some people off, but I never had a problem!

feel safer abroad

another pin to try to remember

by , 4 months ago report review

Caxton FX pre-authorisation problems

Good

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Our Caxton FX euro card stopped being accepted in petrol stations and supermarkets in Spain and Portugal in December 2012 and we have had to withdraw cash from ATMs instead. I spoke to Caxton about this and they tell me that it is a problem of the merchants not requesting pre-authorisation for the transaction, which is therefore declined. This means that the card is very unreliable because you never know in advance whether it will be accepted or not and have to carry sufficient cash just in case it gets declined. Rather defeats the object of the card. Caxton cannot - or will not - do anything to solve this problem so we are running down the balance and abandoning it.

Easy to load, good website for account checking

Unreliable. Many shops, restaurants and supermarkets do not accept it.

by , 22 Mar 2013 report review

Caxton FX Prepaid Cards

Excellent

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Recommended by gshegog

Excellent alternative to credit cards especially when travelling abroad. Customer service is excellent and very easy to load card. Very good exchange rates - much better than Post Office etc.

Excellent service and excellent exchange rates

by , 19 Jul 2013 report review

Caxton FX Prepaid Euro and Dollar currency card

Excellent

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Recommended by beckyl1

Really useful alternative to cash and avoids bank charges from using cards abroad. I have always found them to have comparable if not better exchange rates than high street and they are very easy to load - online, by phone, by text. Very useful.

by , 3 Jul 2013 report review

Caxton Fx Dollar Traveller card still undecided

Satisfactory

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Used this card to prevent usual bank charges on £/$ transactions in USA. Although a Visa card it was not accepted by various companies(Walmart,Radio Shack). I also ended up with $267 being held out of my account by a major company although I had not authorised the transaction. Still have to be convinced about the benefits of this card.

by , 1 Oct 2012 report review

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