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Prepaid Euro cards are designed specifically to be used as payment for goods and services in Eurozone countries. They offer better exchange rates than standard UK bank cards but still come with full chip-and-pin security and no additional charges when used in Europe.

See our guide to prepaid Euro cards for more information.

These comparisons are based on usage in Europe as different charges may apply when used in a currency other than Euros. Click on a card for a full breakdown of all charges. The Euro rates quoted below were last updated 47 minutes ago at 1:07pm.

Prepaid Card
EUR Rate
ATM Fee
Transaction Fee
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WeSwap Prepaid Card
EUR Rate: 1.1440
€1.75
Free
Exclusive to Compare Holiday Money customers: load £50 on a new card and get £10 free! New peer-to-peer approach offering exceptional exchange rates and up to 18 different currencies on one card. Free ATM withdrawals over £200.
No1 Currency Prepaid Travel Card
EUR Rate: 1.1379
€1.50
Free
Our time and money is limited, and therefore precious – no more so than when you’re travelling, so why waste either buying currency at the airport. The No.1 Currency Travel Money card can save you plenty of both, and can be organised online in three simple steps.
ICE PLC Euro Cashcard
EUR Rate: 1.1125
Free
Free
One of our featured cards: Get 1.5% cashback on all purchases over €50! The ICE Euro Cashcard is a robust and flexible card from a well-known and trusted currency provider.
FairFX Euro Card
EUR Rate: Check website
€1.50
Free
The FairFX Euro Card is one of our top cards and has some of the best rates available. *Free if you buy through Compare Holiday Money, otherwise £9.95.
Caxton FX Euro Traveller
EUR Rate: Check website
Free
Free
The CaxtonFX Euro Traveller is a fantastic card to use in Europe. No transaction or ATM fees make this one of the cheapest prepaid cards we compare.
Virgin Money Euro Card
EUR Rate: Check website
£1.50
Free
The Virgin Euro Card might be a logical choice if you already bank with Virgin Money, but beyond that we see no reason to apply for this card due to excessive fees and charges.
BreadFX Euro Card
EUR Rate: Check website
€1.50
Free
The BreadFX Euro Card has no transaction fees when used in the Eurozone but a €1.50 ATM charge may put some people off.
Post Office Travel Money Card
EUR Rate: Check website
€2.00
Free
The Post Office Travel Money Card is a popular choice for the Eurozone. There are no transaction fees but ATM withdrawals will cost you €2 each time.
Ukash Travel Money Prepaid Card
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Free
Free
The Ukash Travel Money Prepaid Card is free to use in Europe, but a £1.50 monthly charge prevents it from being competitive.
Tuxedo Travel Euro Card
EUR Rate: Check website
£1.50
Free
The Prepaid Travel Euro Card from Tuxedo is fairly competitive and offers most of the features you would expect. The pricey application fee is offset by adding ten pounds to your balance when you load the card for the first time but don't use this card in the UK to avoid hefty fees.

Prepaid Euro Cards

Prepaid Euro Cards are cheaper and have lower fees than a standard UK bank card when used in Eurozone countries. Intended as a modern replacement to Travellers Cheques, these popular cards are more secure than paper money or cheques and can be used in all shops, restaurants and ATMs that accept MaterCard or VISA.

Just like standard UK bank cards, prepaid Euro cards are made of a durable, high quality plastic that uses chip-and-pin security as standard, giving them the same level of protection as regular credit or debit cards. You cannot go overdrawn with prepaid Euro cards as the balance is preloaded in advance onto your card and they are not linked to your bank account in any way - no credit checks are required to apply for one and there are no surprise bills or hidden charges when you return home. Topping up is easy; you can load more Euros on to your card at any time by managing your account online or by phone and most cards are free to purchase (a minimum initial top-up of around £50 is usually required).

Prepaid Euro cards are suitable for everyone from solo travellers to couples and large families. Some providers allow multiple cards to be liked to the same account and any unspent Euros can be converted back into Pounds when you return from holiday. Prepaid Euro cards lie somewhere between cash and credit / debit cards when it comes to cost-effectiveness. Here are a couple of typical usage examples so you can see how the costs compare:

Euros received when spending £100 in a shop or restaurant in Europe*

Euros received for £100 from an ATM in Europe*

* Based on data taken on 24/11/14. The cash equivalent was calculated using the EUR rate of 1.2449 offered by Travel FX. The cards we compared were: FairFX Euro Card, Barclays Visa Debit and Barclays Visa Credit.

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