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Need a credit card for holiday in USA - which one?

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LindyHemming Sun 12-May-13 20:59:04

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CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 13-May-13 09:40:38

I'm about to take out a Fairfx card for dollars. I use their Euro one already, it's a Mastercard that I pre-load with currency at a fairly attractive rate, use like a debit card, and I've never had a problem with it being accepted.

noisytoys Sun 19-May-13 15:00:02

We went to Florida last year and used a FairFX card it was great. We set up a standing order to it over a year to save up for spending money

LindyHemming Sun 19-May-13 15:43:22

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LindyHemming Sun 19-May-13 15:43:56

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4yoniD Sun 19-May-13 15:45:49

I used Caxton credit card. Accepted everywhere except Wal Mart. It never worked in Walmart. Everywhere else....

You could top it up over the internet, or by phone. I think that would be instant, but don't quote me!

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 21-May-13 09:27:32

I use my FairFX Euro card everywhere around Europe. Of course you have to load it up with enough funds and you have to monitor it but the account is easily accessed online or via a smartphone and topping up is very simple. There is a flat charge to use ATMs I've found... about €1.50... but in shops and restaurants etc it just acts as a debit card. Unlike using a credit card abroad, when you load up you get a pretty good exchange rate (rather than the one applicable on the day which is usually rubbish) and there are no extra fees. Unlike a credit card you don't get charged interest on cash advances.

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