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Moneycorp Explorer® Prepaid Card Review 4.5 Stars

The Moneycorp Explorer card is a genuine multicurrency prepaid card with 14 currencies on 1 card
Moneycorp Explorer Card

GBP CARD

£0.00
Issue Fee
  • Monthly Fee £0.00
  • UK POS 3.00%
  • UK ATM 3.00%
  • FX FEE 3.00%
  • INTL POS £0.00
  • INTL ATM £0.00
  • LOAD Load for FREE via Debit/Credit Card and also via SMS*
*LOAD -  Loading money to sterling wallet is free, balance enquiry for sterling is free, balance enquiry for currency wallets is free, last three transaction cost 10p per SMS and receive PIN reminder 30p per SMS.

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If you would like to find out more about the different fees on the Moneycorp Explorer Prepaid card across all 14 currencies including EUR, USD, GBP, AUD, CAD, JPY, NZD, ZAR, HKD, SGD, CHF, DKK, SEK, NOK - visit the Moneycorp Fees section.

Moneycorp has changed the world of prepaid travel money cards with the introduction of a genuine multi-currency card. With up to 14 different currencies available on one card, you can’t get this choice or flexibility anywhere else.

Safer than carrying cash, the Explorer® card is the perfect travel companion. Load your Explorer card with your preferred currency package, choose from: EUR, USD, GBP, AUD, CAD, JPY, NZD, ZAR, HKD, SGD, CHF, DKK, SEK, and NOK.

Your exchange rates will then be ‘locked-in’ to your card, so you don’t need to worry about negative currency fluctuations during you trip. In addition, it’s free to order and we don’t charge any fees for using the card overseas (at ATMs or at point-of-sale), so you will save money and see your foreign currency go a lot further.

With your Explorer Card: Load up to 14 different currencies on one card. No issuance fees. No load or reload fees. No transaction or ATM fees abroad. Manage your currency wallets online or via SMS.
The Explorer card is free and you can load up to 14 different currencies on one card. With a fantastic 5 year card validity, should you wish to travel abroad during that time with a new currency on your card - you don’t need to apply for a new card or carry additional plastic as you would with other travel card providers.

What's more - there is no issuance fees, no load or reload fees and no transaction or ATM fees abroad and you can manage your currency wallets online or via SMS for free. The words "Gift Horse", "Mouth" and "Look" come to mind!
The minimum load on the Moneycorp Explorer card is £200 which is marginally high even for a prepaid travel card and there is a £2 maintenance fee applied to your card after 24 months of inactivity.

Moral of the Story: Load your card when you really want to lock in an exceptional rate and make sure you use your card at least once in 2 years - is that too much to ask?
Moneycorp Explorer Prepaid Card
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The multi-currency card with 14 currencies on one card!
The Moneycorp Explorer card is a genuine multicurrency prepaid card with 14 currencies on 1 card.
Rating: 4.5

Application Process  5 Stars

You can apply for your Moneycorp Explorer® prepaid Visa card online using a quick and convenient online process.

  • Apply Online: A simple online application process that requires applicants to enter their personal details and create a secure account online and to enter card funding details along with that. That's it – your card is on its way and should be with you in 10 days*.
*Note: This is subject to ID and address verification as per the online application form.

Card Features  5 Stars

  • NO ATM or Transaction Fees
  • NO loading or reloading Fees
  • 14 Currencies available on one truly mindboggling awesome card – EUR, USD, GBP, AUD, CAD, JPY, NZD, ZAR, HKD, SGD, CHF, DKK, SEK, NOK.

Card Design  4 Stars

One black card design available to grace any pocket/purse!

Card Fees  5 Stars

The Moneycorp Explorer Prepaid Card is available in 14 currencies with one common feature – lots of Fee FREE features!

  • Card Issue Fee – £0.00
  • Monthly Fee – £0.00
  • Transaction Fee UK – 3.00% but FREE outside UK
  • ATM Withdrawal Fee UK – 3.00% but FREE outside UK
  • Reload Fee – Load for FREE via Debit/Credit Card and also via SMS*
* Loading money to sterling wallet is free, balance enquiry for sterling is free, balance enquiry for currency wallets is free, last three transaction cost 10p per SMS and receive PIN reminder 30p per SMS.

Account Management  5 Stars

The Moneycorp Explorer® prepaid card comes with a comprehensive suite of online account management facilities which allow customers to manage their multi-currency card and account online. Some of the online account management options provided include

  • 24/7 Online access to load funds to any currency
  • Move funds between wallets and
  • View balance, transaction history and more.

Using Abroad  4.5 Stars

The Explorer card from Moneycorp is specifically designed for usage abroad; this card is your new and ultimate BFF (no questions asked)!

No ATM or transaction fees apply for using the card abroad in one of the 14 Explorer currencies. If a transaction is made in a currency other than one of the 14 Explorer currencies, the transaction will be applied to the cardholder’s sterling wallet using the Visa exchange rate with a 3% margin applied.

The Explorer card website outlines all scenarios where rates will be applied to transactions, including dynamic currency converters and a log of all historic FX rates.

As a VISA branded Prepaid card, the Moneycorp Explorer prepaid card can be used at over 30 million retail locations that accept VISA around the globe as well to make withdrawals at over 2 million ATM's worldwide.

Reload Options  4.5 Stars

You can load your Explorer Prepaid card from Moneycorp in a number of FREE ways

  • Debit Card Online – FREE
  • Credit Card Online – FREE
  • SMS Loads – FREE
  • Customer Services – FREE
Note: The minimum load amount is £200 for all options. Loads via SMS and Customer Services will be credited to your sterling Wallet and loads via the website will be applied to the Wallet you choose.

Customer Services  5 Stars

You can contact the Moneycorp Prepaid Card team using a range of different contact options as listed below.

  • Telephone: +44 33 0010 1010 or from abroad +44 208 166 9979
  • Email: Explorer@moneycorp.com
  • Online: Via the Feedback section of the “Contact Us” page at Moneycorp
  • Lost and Stolen: +44 33 0010 1010 or from abroad +44 208 166 9979
  • By Post: Moneycorp Explorer Card, PO Box 3232, Cumbernauld, G67 1YU

Complaints Procedure  5 Stars

The Moneycorp team actively encourage feedback from their customers via various channels including a feedback form on the Explorer card website.

All complaints are handled in line with the FSA complaint handling guidelines and customers can raise complaints by email, telephone or via a Moneycorp bureau de change. All complaints will be acknowledged within 5 working days.

If you are still not satisfied after contacting the Moneycorp customer service team, you can ask the Financial Ombudsman Service to review the complaint and they can be contacted as follows

  • Telephone: 0800 023 4567 (Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 1pm)
  • Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk
  • By Post: South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SR

Calls may be recorded.

Awards  2 Stars

The Moneycorp Explorer® prepaid card has been launched in late 2011 and is already starting to rack up some accolades

  • Best Prepaid Card Innovation – Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards 2012

Overall Card Rating  4.5 Stars

The UK's genuine multi-currency card with 14 currencies on one card!

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What Moneycorp Cardholders say...

  • I congratulate you for the excellent service that you have provided me.

    Nicola S., Italy

  • Many thanks for that. Excellent customer service!

    Sean B., UK

  • It was really super. We used them in taxis, hotels, shops, airports. Really convenient.

    Malachy O., Ireland

  • I found out about ukash through the money saving expert websitevand it is truly great for when travelling in Europe. I got the euro pre-paid travel mastercard, which you get for free and no charge for delivery. It says on the website 5-7 days for delivery and I got mine in 5 days exactly. So simple to register the card and you get the PIN immediately via text, so you can use straight away. You use it just like you would your own card but no charges for using abroad and was by far the best rate I could find when I was topping it up with euros. Easy to top up and view your balance using an online account and secure as anytime an important transaction was made you get an email. Couldn't recommend this any more!!

    Emma

  • I decided to get a Ukash card as my son was off to the USA on a school trip and I didn't want him taking money or travellers' cheques. It tuned out to be a great decision as he lost cash but fortunately not the card so he still had a good time.

    Richard

  • Having read the positive reviews about the Ukash Travel Money Card, I decided to give it a go and I am now very happy I did. The exchange rates are fantastic and good value for money. The website was very simple to use and I got my card within 5 days. I will tell all my family and friends about Ukash.

    Joy

  • Not usually one to leave reviews, however this product was really useful. Used it to exchange some Euros for a short trip and was cheaper than the airport. Also didnt incur any charges while out there.

    Ben Gough

  • Trouble free, decent telephone support. Have used the card without problems.

    James Cummins

  • Been using them for some time now and I've been pretty happy with the transaction process thus far. Some ecommerce store only accept them instead of Paypal especially stores from the Asia region. Verification can take some time but since it's for our own protection, I guess it's acceptable.

    James Darronte

  • Have been using for a month to pay online stores that do not accept paypal. Fairly good security/verification processes leave me feeling confident my finances are secure.

    Mark Hewetson

  • So far it was the best and easiest way for me to make online transactions and payments. I ditched paypal and alertpay, cause there were too much hustle and online policies, which ruined online shopping, at least for me.

    Bosica

  • I've used the T24 BlackCard for about two years now, and I recommend it to friends and clients whenever I can. It's easy to use and they've got extremely forthcoming and personal service. My firm has chosen to implement the card as part of our partner packages as the obvious way of managing our payrolls and travel expenses.

    Michael Philips

  • My experience using T24 BlackCard could not be better. It is secure, worldwide accepted and high available. But what is exceptional is the support provided by the T24 Black Card Team. I feel myself a premium customer. I recommend it.

    Christoph Schulz

  • I chose Pockit because it is easy and safe to use both online and in-store, since you can only spend what is available on the card you can really manage your money. The cashback offers are an additional benefit!

    Maurice, Kilmarnock

  • We use the Pockit Prepaid Card for all our household expenses as it is easy to keep track of what is being spent. We try and use it at participating retailers as much as possible so we save on a weekly basis

    Vaneesha, London

  • The card works great, I’ve mainly been using it for the cashback deals, I buy as much as I can from M&S instead of other places. I have found it so easy to setup and use. I remind myself of where I can save by looking on the website every so often

    Meheen, London

  • Just wanted to say what a fab idea this is, I can now have the convenience of using a card when I have funds – it’s brilliant. Thank you.

    Janice, Worcester

  • I really like my Pockit card, it rewards me for doing my shopping at places like M&S and Halfords

    Sue, Chichester

  • Great features, looks and feels great to use compared to most banking apps

    Brian Crook

  • Easy to use. Easy to transfer funds from my bank to the card. Notifications are good. All round good app. Thanks.

    Adrian Stainton

  • Really quick to use - I can load my card in the queue for train tickets!! It makes keeping track of my spending dead simple.

    Anon

  • Downloaded the app, added a card and loaded money all in one breath... no hassle. Even logged in online to make sure everything was ok... and it was! As a frequent Orange Cash user this app is PERFECT.

    Marie Davis

  • Being an Orange card heavy user this app is a god send! Very simple and easy to use...immediate money upload too. Just what this excellent card needed to compliment it.

    Peter Butterworth

  • So far so good! Easy to access my account on line, or check the balance at the ATM ecept the nearest local one which is visa and link only! Able to add standing orders to companies at my convienience, make transferrs or use the card as a debit card. Follow up has also been good with a couple of calls to make sure I'm happy with the service and am able to gain access without problems. Much more helpful than my previous TSB bank who I'd been with from childhood....I'm now 55. I've never done internet Banking til I started with Clearcash... They made the transition so easy.

    Anon

  • I have had troubles in getting a bank in the high street, and going through troubles with my debt i was left in disarray with my finances! i found that no high street would touch me with my awful credit rating.. yet when i stumbled upon Clearcash i found it was the thing i was waiting sooo long for! they gave me instant approval and no credit checks, i now have my very little salary paid in (lol) and have child benefits etc put in.. very happy with all at clearcash! best thing is they have an account called Pay monthly, this is helping my credit rating get boosted :) yaaay! 10/10

    Joethedon1958

  • I have had a ClearCash card for a few years now and recently received an email saying they are changing the service. They are now utilising Cashplus who are quite a large outfit but the card is still ClearCash. Simple process to transfer and ClearCash call centre there to help. Cashplus customer service wasnt as good - but answered my queries. Got lots of confidence with ClearCash, unlike others, they listen to your feedback! Now got my own account number and sort code which is really helpful too!

    Gregor123

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