The new ICE Travellers Cashcard is a travel money card that carries no fees whatsoever and can be loaded with either dollars or euros. A recent survey that was held in the UK by OnePoll for icepic.com questioned 2000 travellers and their biggest complaint when travelling was the charges they racked up on their credit cards and the charges applied when they used their debit cards to withdraw money from overseas ATM machines.
This survey comes in the wake of research that revealed British holidaymakers could incur a whopping £327m worth of charges this summer by using their cards abroad. Icepic.com are advising travellers to either leave their usual cards at home or in the back of their wallets and use instead a prepaid currency card that is fee free, like the new travellers cashcard from ICE.
Created to offer holidaymakers a secure, cost effective and convenient payment method abroad, the ICE Travellers Cashcard in Euros or US Dollars is great value as there are no fees for using the card, no fees for ATM withdrawals* and no penalty fees if the card isn’t used for a length of time.
Tom Johnson, Head of online business at iceplc.com said: “The pounding of the Pound this year means travellers are having to spend more to achieve the same spending power as last summer. The temptation is to stick everything on a credit card and worry about the cost later. However that can leave a holiday hangover most of us could do without. One of the many benefits of a prepaid travel money card is that you can only spend up to the amount you load and therefore what you budgeted for. And it’s easy to check balances online or at an ATM*, so ICE Travellers Cashcard customers can keep tabs on their spending very easily.”
Delivered within just 5 days of order the ICE Travellers Cashcard, is PIN-protected providing greater security than carrying cash and is accepted wherever the MasterCard® Acceptance Mark is displayed. As an additional incentive, cardholders automatically earn 1% cashback on all point of sale purchases, and can apply for a free supplementary card for a family member.
Tom Johnson adds: “Using a fee free prepaid currency card enables you to travel light without the worry of carrying debit or credit cards abroad or the fear of incurring extra fees, which can be a real weight off your mind.”