Traveling is one of the most common hobbies of people of our time. Thanks to the development of transport and tourism, a modern person can easily go to any corner of the globe, the main question is only his financial ability. But how are things with money during voyages in general? It is well known that today tourists do not travel with pockets full of cash, but prefer bank cards, that is, electronic money. A non-cash payment method is not uncommon, but rather commonplace, so it is important to know which card is better to issue for travel.
WestStein experts have prepared some tips for choosing “plastic”, as well as shared information on how to travel safely and not get into an unpleasant financial situation.
The best bank cards for travel
A travel bank card is not just a payment instrument, but also a reliable assistant that should make your trip safer and more comfortable. Based on this, you should know the criteria by which to make a choice in favor of one or another “plastic”.
Study the credibility of the bank. A reliable online account directly depends on the stability of a financial institution. For example, WestStein is an established institution with hundreds of satisfied customers.
Choose a payment system. Often, Visa and Mastercard cards are accepted in any country, but it is better to check this information with a travel agency. In our company, you can easily order a Mastercard prepaid card.
Decide: credit card or debit “plastic”. Both cards have their advantages, but the main “minus” of a credit card is the ability to go into negative territory, ceasing to control your spending. The WestStein Virtual Prepaid Card will definitely not let you spend more than you should.
Learn about additional features. Some banks offer favorable conditions for cash withdrawals or currency conversions, as well as provide cashback for travel or other travel-related services.
Before applying for a virtual card to travel abroad, ask how things are with ATMs, cashless payments and security in the country where you are going. In any case, a free online account will not be superfluous, as it allows you to pay for purchases and services in virtual and real mode (using Google Pay and Apple Pay services).