• Qantas Cash gets a new name but loses points-earning BPAY perks

    Qantas is ringing in the changes for its Qantas Cash debit card, but they're not all worth celebrating. First up, and least consequential, Qantas Cash is getting a new name: it'll now be called Qantas Travel Money. That's probably more appropriate to the card's primary role as a prepaid travel m...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

  • Etihad enters travel money card market with WalletPlus Visa card

    IN BRIEF | Etihad Airways is the latest airline to release a prepaid travel money card in the form of the Visa-backed Walletplus. Like the travel money cards issued by Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia, Etihad will integrate Walletplus into the membership cards of its Etihad Gues...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2015 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's travel money card gets South African Rand

    IN BRIEF | Virgin Australia's Global Wallet travel money card has added the South African Rand to its list of foreign currencies in a nod to Virgin's strengthened alliance with former Qantas partner South African Airways. A 'virtual wallet' for the South African Rand (ZAR) is now liste...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2015 0 Comments

  • Aussie dollar slumps: what's your travel money strategy?

    These haven't been the happiest of months for the Aussie dollar – or overseas-bound Aussie travellers, for that matter. Measured against the global benchmark of the US dollar, the Australian dollar has plummeted from 95c in July to around 88c today. There have been recent drops against th...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2014 9 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank hands back $2.2m from travel money cards

    IN BRIEF | The Commonwealth Bank has pledged to hand over $2.2 million to the owners of 45,000 expired pre-paid travel money cards. The terms and conditions of the bank's CBA Travel Money Card had previously said that money left on the cards beyond 12 months past the card's expiry date woul...

    POSTED 13 Oct, 2014 2 Comments

  • Qantas Cash card to get faster reloads

    Qantas will speed up the process of loading money onto its prepaid Qantas Cash card as the airline gears up for what it says is the busiest time of the year for travel money cards. The new ‘fast load’ system will cut the current three-day period between Australian dollars being trans...

    POSTED 5 May, 2014 12 Comments

  • Travel money cards compared: Qantas Cash vs Virgin Australia Global Wallet

    Qantas and Virgin Australia have jumped feet-first into the growing market for travel money cards. And in theory, Qantas Cash and Virgin Australia’s Velocity Global Wallet are a perfect fit for business travellers and frequent flyers. These prepaid travel money cards supporting a fistful ...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2013 32 Comments

  • Qantas Cash travel money card: what you need to know

    Qantas begins rolling out its ‘next generation’ Qantas Frequent Flyer cards this week, with the new Qantas Cash prepaid travel money feature built into every card. Similar to other travel money cards, Qantas Cash lets you store and spend money in nine currencies: Australian, US, Cana...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2013 21 Comments

  • Virgin Australia releases Global Wallet travel app

    Virgin Australia has released the iPhone and Android companion app for its Global Wallet travel money card, and it's pretty much a must-have if you're packing a smartphone in one pocket and your Global Wallet card in the other. It lets you top up your Global Wallet card on the fly......

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2013 5 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's new Global Wallet travel money card

    Virgin Australia launches its Global Wallet card this month, with the first of the prepaid travel money cards – which double as a new-look Velocity Frequent Flyer card – already winging their way to travellers. Shoppers will earn 1 Velocity Frequent Flyer point for every $2...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2013 8 Comments

  • New-look Qantas Frequent Flyer cards on the way

    Qantas will release the first of its new-look Frequent Flyer cards in the coming months, and we've got a sneak peek at the shiny new plastic. The cards incorporate the new Qantas Frequent Flyer brand – note how the Q and F are called out to echo the airline's flight code. (If you're w...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2013 13 Comments

  • Qantas set to roll out new Qantas Cash travel money cards

    Qantas is gearing up for the launch of its new Qantas Cash travel money card, with the first batch of the pre-paid cards due to reach frequent flyers in September. The Qantas Cash travel money card doubles as a standard Qantas Frequent Flyer card, which in turn includes access to the airlin...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2013 4 Comments

  • Qantas ramping up for new Qantas Cash travel money card

    Qantas has started to crank the marketing machine for its new Qantas Cash travel money card, ahead of the card's planned Q3 launch. The airline is now sending emails to selected members of its frequent flyer scheme inviting them to 'jump to the front of the queue' and be among the first travelle...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2013 31 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch travel money cash card

    Virgin Australia is set to add a travel money card, dubbed the Global Wallet, to its Velocity Frequent Flyer cards. The move mirrors Qantas' forthcoming launch of Qantas Cash, which will potentially turn every Qantas Frequent Flyer Card into a smartchipped  money card. Developed in pa...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2013 10 Comments

  • New "Qantas Cash" combines travel money & frequent flyer card

    Qantas is taking its frequent flyer card to the next level with "Qantas Cash", allowing the plastic to be used as a prepaid multi-currency travel money card which can also earn points when used for purchases in Australia, overseas and online. Available from the third quarter of 20...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2013 19 Comments

  • Travel money cards reviewed & compared

    Travel money cards are a hot ticket with frequent flyers. And with the Aussie dollar slumping to US.96 in recent week – and dropping more than 10c against the greenback in as many weeks – the travel card’s advantage of buying your foreign currency up is starting to hit home. (I...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2012 6 Comments

  • Reviews & compared: the best travel money cards in Australia

    Travellers are increasingly warming to prepaid travel money cards as the next best thing to carrying cash. Travel money cards such as the well-known Travelex Cash Passport and the relatively new American Express Global Travel Card combine the convenience of credit cards with the simplicity ...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2012 23 Comments

  • 3 things we like about Travelex and 3 ways we'd like it more...

    Savvy travellers know that an airport is pretty much the last place you’d want to swap Aussie dollars for foreign currency. Those Travelex kiosks not only have the worst rates around town, they also hit you with the steepest commission. Yet ironically, ordering your currency onli...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2011 2 Comments

  • Air New Zealand Airpoints cards get smartchip, travel money card

    IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand will issue some 700,000 frequent flyers with a new Airpoints card which doubles as a digital boarding pass and MasterCard travel money card. Each new card contains an ePass smartchip to recognise a passenger's booking at domestic check-in kiosks, similar to Q...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • Cash or travel money card: which is best for travellers?

    If you're heading overseas and you're keen to avoid using your own credit and debit cards (due to high fees from Australian banks, and the risk of fraud), you might be wondering whether cash exchange or prepaid travel money cards is the best option. Value for money Generally speaking, prepaid t...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2011 1 Comment

  • Compared: travel money cards vs credit cards

    Prepaid travel money cards are the hot new ticket for travellers, but how do they stack up against the credit card or debit card you're already carrying? As is so often the case, the answer is "it depends". Travel money cards If you're going to transfer enough money for your whole trip on...

    POSTED 30 May, 2011 3 Comments

  • Travel money and currency exchange money saving tips

    Heading overseas and wondering what the most cost-effective way to take money with you is? The most popular ways to do it are with your current credit/debit card in overseas ATMs, prepaid travel money cards, and foreign cash exchange, so we've analysed them to find which provides the best value....

    POSTED 3 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • 28 degrees MasterCard: the best card to take overseas?

    A little-known credit card, "28 degrees", by GE Finance, is a fantastic card for travellers -- it offers foreign transactions with no surcharges. It's unique on the Australian market -- the only credit card offering foreign purchases and ATM cash withdrawals at the MasterCard wholesale exchange ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2011 10 Comments

  • Cheapest currency exchange in Australia revealed...

    Heading overseas soon? Buying foreign currency from the wrong place could cost you as much as a dinner for two at a good restaurant. An investigation by Australian Business Traveller shows that unwary travellers can end up paying more than $200 extra if you swap Australian dollars for overseas cu...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2010 11 Comments

  • American Express launches pre-paid travel money card

    American Express is releasing its own pre-paid travel card this week with travellers able to load the card up in US dollars, UK pounds and Euros and reload as often as needed. Dubbed the American Express GlobalTravel Card, it can be used online and to withdraw funds from overseas ATMs, and also ...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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