Both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer pre-paid travel money cards – with Qantas, that’s Qantas Cash, and with Virgin, the Velocity Global Wallet – but how do these cards compare when it comes to earning frequent flyer points, exchange rates, fees and usage limits? Australian B...
POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 18 Comments
When it comes to earning frequent flyer points on your Qantas Cash card, the Red Roo giveth and the Red Roo taketh away. Qantas is revamping the points-per-dollar rate on its own-branded debit card which is baked into Qantas Frequent Flyer membership cards. From July 1 2017, transactions made w...
POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 10 Comments
Qantas Cash users will now wait only one business day for their funds to clear with the introduction of electronic bank transfers. Replacing the POLi system, customers can now send funds across from their regular bank account to the Qantas Cash facility, with access to the money via Qantas Cash ...
POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 4 Comments
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
UPDATE | Qantas has now confirmed the launch of its Qantas Cash travel money frequent flyer card, and we've got all the details. PREVIOUS | Qantas is looking to turn its Frequent Flyer cards into prepaid travel money cards that can be used in shops, restaurants and ATMs overseas. A survey sent ...
POSTED 18 Apr, 2012 1 Comment
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
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
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
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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