The My Travel Cash Mastercard Prepaid Card has now officially been withdrawn from the market. Since August the company suspended new card applications directly on their website, and My Travel Cash accounts closed completely today. The My Travel Cash closure can only be associated to the new travel cards (such as Curve or Supercard) that do not require a top-up before being used.
Emptying A My Travel Cash Account
If you still have funds on the card, My Travel Cash will automatically process a transfer to your bank account if your details are on file. If your bank account details are not on file you will need to send an email My Travel Cash support at firstname.lastname@example.org, requesting for funds to be transferred to your designated bank account, or donated to the ‘When you Wish Upon a Star’ charity.
You can check your balance by visiting the My Travel Cash site, or by texting CARD BAL to 07786 200690.
My Travel Cash Alternatives
Both the Curve and Supercard products are relatively new to the market; so how do Curve vs. Supercard compare? Essentially, both of the products offer a card that links to your existing Mastercard or Visa cards (such as your bank account, or even credit cards). Everything is super easy to manage, through either the Curve or Supercard app on your phone. Each app allows you add a debit or credit card and link it to your preferred card, be it Curve or Supercard. When the link has been created everything you spend on either of the cards abroad is instantly recharged to your linked account.
By using the Curve or Supercard instead of your regular debit or credit card you avoid or minimise any foreign transaction fees and also receive a better foreign exchange rate than what is typically on the market (when comparing to purchasing foreign cash in the UK before travel). Any purchase or cash withdrawal you make in the local currency (such as euro, dollar etc) is automatically converted to pound sterling.
Do you withdraw cash abroad or make card purchases? Find out which card is best for you in the Curve vs. Supercard review.
There are 2 different variations of the card; Curve Blue and Curve Black. Travel Hacking Tutor have 1000 FREE Curve Blue cards to giveaway (worth £35 each). Curve Black cards (normally £75 each) are reduced to £50 each when using the Curve promotion code. Register for one of the 1000 FREE Curve cards.
Curve is currently targeted towards the business market and you will be asked to confirm if you operate your own business, are self employed, or earn any funds aside from a regular job.
Almost all UK debit and credit cards add a 3% fee when you purchase or make a cash withdrawal abroad. Supercard removes this charge by automatically converting the amount spent into pound sterling, using one of the best foreign exchange rates on the market. If you are looking at a card to replace the My Travel Cash Mastercard Prepaid Card you could also consider the Supercard.