Skeptical about using one of these cards whilst on my trip through the South of France, however I was incredibly surprised by the ease and efficiency. It is easy to load, accepted everywhere I tried to use it and offers a rate I understand and a good rate at that. Will continue to use and recommends others to do the same and avoid terribly high credit card fees.
22nd April 2018
Just come back from holiday and card worked great. Used other brands before and these guys were by far the best. Thnks
20th April 2018
Very poor service. I applied for a Euro currency card on 2018 and because I had applied for one on 2015 I was still on their system even though I did not register it. They then opened the old account with all my old details, ie email address, etc, so I can not access my account to change my details as I can not use my old email address I opened the account with £500 and then had to spend over 2 hours.with 7 telephone calls. But when I asked to close the account I was told I would only get £465 back as the euros would have to be changed back to sterling. Do not touch them with a Barge pole!
17th April 2018
I've just come back from travelling Asia with my friends, been away for 9 months and used Caxton the whole time. Had one issue with the card which I called up and spoke to someone about and was sorted instantly. Topped up on the app as well as loaded before I went. My parents sent me cash to the card too - thanks Mum. Perfect for exploring the world and I'll be using again when I go to the states later this year.!
16th April 2018
If I could put a minus star I would. I’m currently travelling for four months and I’m a young girl. Caxton worked well for me for 2 months but then it was declined at all th ATM’s and stopped working despite me adding enough money onto it. I called up Caxton from India and they said there was no short term solution, as I have another 2 months to go travelling and won’t be back in the UK for a while. Fortunately I am with friends who will kindly help me out and I luckily brought a spare card with me but it does charge me extra fees. If I had just my Caxton I would currently be broke in the middle of India with no other option. Very very poor I would not recommend this to anyone.
15th April 2018
Just come back from a holiday to the states and we used Caxton for the very first time. It was just like using a normal bank card, well that's exactly what it is I guess. We loaded cash before and then topped up on the app - Disney world has too many souvenirs!! Came across the company after a recommendation from a friend and I would certainly recommend them too.
10th April 2018
I have a mixed view of the pre paid currency MasterCard. Initially I was very pleased with it and thought the advantage of being able to load currency whenever there was a beneficial rate was superb. I t still is but there are a number a issues I have now encountered which means I will never use this card again. 1. Although it is a MasterCard, it is not covered by the normal MasterCard guarantees and insurance in the event of fraud. 2. I had one transaction in a US restaurant where there was a pending charge for a meal we never had. Caxton will not stop the transaction. You have to wait to see if it is cleared and only then lodge a claim on a Dispute Form. 3. The card details were misappropriated in Tasmania this year and in the space of a 3 hours AusD2,200 was taken by several users in Holland, the UK and Belgium. This could have been largely avoided if their mobile App was up to date. I have since discovered from them that they have an issue with the App having a significant time lag to real time, more than a few hours. If it had been in current time I could have stopped most of the transactions. 4. Their help line only operates on normal working time in the UK. But, this is a travel card. In Australia, 11 hours ahead of the UK, I had to wait 10pm local time before I could contact anybody. How can a travel card not have a 24 hour support line? 5. For every fraudulent transaction I had to complete a separate dispute form. I did,though, eventually get nearly all of the money back. 6. Probably my fault for not reading the small print but when these fraudulent transactions were going through I assumed they could only be transacted in the currencies available. Wrong. When all of one currency has been spent their system automatically converts other currency on your card, at their exchange rate, to meet the required amount in whatever currency is being used. Hence I found that all of my Australian Dollars, Euros and US Dollars were stripped out. Finally, one tip, and thi
14th March 2018
I gave this company a very bad review recently and although it took a threat of contacting the Financial Ombudsman and leaving poor reviews on this site and Trustpilot, I have been subsequently promised a refund . They still feel they are within their rights to withhold all of my monies because they ‘Say’ they e mailed all customers with a balance on their Caxton Visa , telling them that they no longer deal with VISA and now use MASTERCARD . They say that the e mail did point out that the monies had to either be transferred to MasterCard , OR, be put back into my account within 60 days, or it would be lost in admin fees. I never received such an e mail and have yet to see the ‘Actual’ e mail , which they have failed to provide me with. ( which is a little irritating ) , however they have since my threats of Ombudsman action, acted swiftly in offering a refund . Just be careful if using this kind of facility and read the small print and ALL e mails from them , as failure to do so can be costly .
8th March 2018
I recommend trying it! I was a little apprehensive over using this card as I had heard mixed reviews about currency cards caxton offer. However I received the card within a week of ordering and I was able to activate it immediately. I emailed a whole list of questions before topping up and going away and they got back to me very quickly and reassured me with everything (within 2-3 days). I took this card out to New Zealand and it was so easy to use, just like having my debit card with me. Never had to worry and the exchange rate is up to date at the time of purchasing things so you will always get the best rate. Able to top up as I went along from my bank account on the mobile app and the whole process was so easy. Couldnt recommend highly enough!
6th March 2018
Do not use this company . Do not use this company !! I have a Caxton Visa Currency Card which I loaded with Dollars prior to a trip to Disney World. $179 still on it when I returned and I left it so that it could be used ‘Next Time’. Contacted Caxton today to be told they do not use VISA anymore and I’ve lost ALL of my money because they have charged me ALL of it in admin charges ! Basically they have stolen all of MY money ! If anyone out there can help me get my money back from them, please let me know . In the meantime I am contacting the Financial Ombudsman and Martin Lewis . WHAT KIND OF A COMPANY DOES THIS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS? - Avoid at all times !
28th February 2018
Avoided paying extortionate fees on my credit card abroad. Used it on our Honeymoon as we travelled to a couple of countries. Would certainly recommend as it took the stress out of travelling and allowed us to enjoy the experience even more. Thanks Caxton.
24th February 2018
The people at Caxton are very friendly and helpful. I have recently contacted them about sending funds overseas and they were well informed, reliable, efficient and I will certainly be using them again.
18th February 2018
Excellent for budgeting! - I used this card while traveling for months with a group of friends, as the only one that used a currency card and the only one that had money left at the end of the trip.. I thank Caxton! Being able to log in whenever you like to check your balance was perfect. I didn't lose money exchanging at different airports, as we travelled through different countries. Plus it is a lot safer to carry this card than to carry months worth of cash in a backpack! I was also able to top it up from my bank account when needed. Would only ever use this card for future travels!
16th February 2018
Have had a Caxton card for a number of years and have never had an issue but this week have had a major problem. Unable to load money onto it due to an I.T. Issue. Their customer service have been extremely unhelpful and now I can't log on to my account online or use the mobile app. Extremely unhelpful when the money is needed abroad. Really cross!
14th February 2018
Using the prepaid currency card is easy and I have used in America and Australia with no problem. Just log on to the internet to add money to the card and it goes instant. I have used at ATMs and in shops as I would use my normal debit card in places. So much easier and has saved me money using my bank card abroad.
14th February 2018
I use my Caxton card when I go to see family. It's good because I can put on money easy and use straight away or send cash easy too. Exchange rate is always good for me and never had any major issues. Doesn't take too long to get through to people if you need to reach someone on the phone.
13th February 2018
Works in India - One of onyl few cards that can work in India and it helped to take cash out while over there as I didnt want to carry loads of cash.
13th February 2018
Great for travelling - When travelling to places where there is a closed currency this has saved me lots! I am able to take money out at the ATM with no charges and at the best exchange rate available. Puts my mind at rest not having to chase around finding a travel bureau and getting ripped off!
13th February 2018
Works extremely well, even on the odd occasion of having any problem with the card,a quick email and they resolve it very quickly. My uses in Europe on Euro and always works well.
12th February 2018
The most useful thing for anyone going abroad for a few months or hopping around different countries for a short time. It's so easy and great exchange rate. Having this card has taken away the stress of taking out and then carrying all the different currencies I've needed when travelling. I think it can be used in nearly every country. Just need wifi to top up on the app.
5th February 2018
I have been using my Caxton card for 5 years now, both whilst on my gap year and when holiday-ing. I've always used the card due to the convenience and the safety of not needing to carry cash. The mobile app is easy to use and simple to top up whilst away. Great product.
2nd February 2018
The original pre paid currency card and still the best value in my eyes.
1st February 2018
Works extremely well, even on the odd occasion of having a problem with the card,a quick email and they resolve it very quickly. Used mostly in Europe with Euro's and always works well in atms and cafes.
29th January 2018
My experience with Caxton has always been fantastic. The staff have always been very helpful over the phone and the process straight forward. Great rates and no fees, what more could a smart traveller ask for!?
13th January 2018
Have used this card for last 4 years in Australia, USA and all over Europe . Have never had a problem using it for cash withdrawals or purchases. Only time something went wrong was at a self service petrol station in France where the pump took the max amount of euros (110 euro) having put in only 35euro of fuel as the receipt said I contacted Caxton and within 1 hr the money was reloaded onto my card.
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