The Axis Bank Travel Currency Card is a prepaid foreign currency card, which is currently available in the denominations of US Dollars, Euro, Great Britain Pound, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swiss Francs, Swedish Kroner, Japanese Yen, Dirhams (AED) and Saudi Riyals (SAR). The Card is available AMS Forex Office. All you need to do is fill in a simple application form along with relevant documents and you can walk out with the card in your hand, loaded with the required amount of foreign currency.
The maximum amount of foreign currency that can be loaded on to the card is as per the extant guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India.
The Travel Currency Card variants are available on VISA as well as MasterCard platforms. The USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SGD, CHF, SEK, JPY are on VISA platform. The USD, GBP, EUR, AED and SAR variants are available on the MasterCard platform. The Travel Currency Cards can be used to withdraw cash at over 2 million. VISA/MasterCard ATMs and for purchase transactions at over 34 million merchant outlets across the world.
The Travel Currency Card lets you carry and use your money in the denomination you want. You can shop at any of the Merchants accepting Visa/Mastercard just by swiping your card. Alternatively can withdraw cash from any Visa/Mastercard worldwide. You need not to carry loose change anymore that you are left any more
Also you have 24x7 access to your money at any time - day or night. You don't have to waste precious time looking for moneychangers to encash your Traveler's Cheque. With The Travel Currency Card you can pay directly at all Visa/MasterCard enabled merchant outlets (shops, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores etc.) Payments
For payments, you can directly swipe your Travel Currency Card without any transaction fee at merchant establishments accepting Visa/Mastercard, Saving you the hassle of carrying cash while on the move.
The Travel Currency Card also gives you a 24-hour access to your money. Withdraw funds in the local currency from any Visa / Mastercard (ATM's).
HDFC Forex Card Plus
Protection against Foreign Exchange fluctuation ForexPlus card is availabe in AUD / AED / CAD/ CHF/ Euro / GBP / JPY / SGD / SEK and US Dollars currencies, thus providing protection against exchange rate fluctuation using the value loaded on these cards in future. However, you can withdraw cash or use the card at POS (Point of Sale) in any currency anywhere in the world using the ForexPlus card. For transactions carried out in the card currency i.e. AUD / AED / CAD/ CHF/ Euro / GBP / JPY / SGD / SEK and US Dollars, you don't lose out on foreign exchange due to fluctuating market rates Available in Australian Dollar, AED (Dirhams), Canadian Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, Sterling Pound, Swiss Franc, Swedish Krona and US Dollar Currencies. Each of these currencies are accepted worldwide and can be changed into the currency of the country that you are in.
Online usage allowed To avail E-Commerce transaction feature on the HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card, you need to activate the transaction option through Prepaid Card NetBanking Facility. After activation, the E-Commerce service will be available for next 24 hours only, post which the E-Commerce facility will be disabled on the Card. To re-use the Card for E-Commerce you will be required to activate the E-Commerce feature once again.
Safer and more secure This card is accepted at all Visa/ Mastercard Merchant outlets and 24 hour VISA/ Mastercard ATMs worldwide. So no more hassle of carrying bulk of cash or travellers' cheques, no more hassle of chasing money changers, paying commissions and tracking expenses.