World Currency Card™
One card. 17 currencies.
Go everywhere. Do everything.
Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime round the world trip, our multi-currency World Currency Card™, supported by MasterCard, is the safe and cost effective way of accessing different currency purses while you travel – no matter where you go.
The smart and safe alternative to carrying cash or using your debit or credit card – it’s a global travel card that you can preload with up to 17 currencies – all at once.
Unlike using your credit or debit card, carrying your travel money on the prepaid World Currency Card™ controls your overseas spending and separates your travel money from your primary credit and bank accounts.
In addition to major currencies such as United States Dollars, British Pounds and Euros, the multi-currency World Currency Card™ offers the following currency purses:
|Argentino Peso ($)|
|Australian Dollar ($)|
|Brazilian Real (R$)|
|Canadian Dollar ($)|
|Chinese Yuan (¥)|
|Indian Rupee (₹)|
|Israeli Shekel (₪)|
|Japanese Yen (¥)|
|Mauritian Rupee (₨)|
|New Zealand Dollar ($)|
|Swiss Franc (CHF)|
|Saudi Arabian Riyals (﷼)|
|Thailand Baht (฿)|
|United Arab Emirates Dirham (د.إ)|
In addition to benefits such as a fixed exchange rate, 24/7 customer support and the replacement of lost or stolen cards, with the multi-currency World Currency Card™ you get:
- 17 currencies on one card.
- The freedom to manage your money on the go and move money between currency purses using our smart device or online through My Account.
- Access to the exclusive Priceless Cities Programme. From dining, shopping and sports to exciting attractions, travel and entertainment offers. For more details on experiences or offers please visit www.pricelessafrica.com
- Global acceptance – anywhere you see the MasterCard® acceptance mark.
You also get the reassurance of:
- Purchase protection against damage or theft of qualifying card purchases for up to 90 days from date of purchase.
- ATM robbery insurance for cash stolen within 15 minutes of being withdrawn or money forced to withdraw under threat of violence.
- Card fraud protection against fraud due either to loss or theft of your card while travelling.
Use your multi-currency World Currency Card™ to pay for goods and services or to withdraw local currency from ATMs worldwide – anywhere you see the MasterCard® acceptance mark. Your card can be loaded with any combination of the 17 currencies available or just one – whatever best suits your travels. You can also top-up your World Currency Card™ with extra foreign currency through Bidvest Bank’s online forex ordering platform.
The innovative My Account portal and World Currency Card™ mobile application gives you the flexibility and freedom to view your multi-currency World Currency Card™ balance, to allocate funds across your various currency purses, and to view any recent transactions. With MasterCard® Platinum card benefits, your multi-currency World Currency Card™ will open even more doors during your travels.
With Chip and PIN protection and global support for peace of mind, your multi-currency World Currency Card™ is the only travel money card you’ll ever need.
How does it work?
You can load up to 17 currencies onto your card. Cutting-edge technology means yourcard automatically knows which currency to use depending on where you are in the world.
Expert Tip: Always choose to pay in the local currency – for example, use Euros in Spain or Dollars in the United States – to avoid paying a currency conversion fee. This is subject to sufficient funds being available.
How do I get it?
Order your multi-currency World Currency Card™ simply and quickly online or in any Bidvest Bank branch. When your card is ready, we’ll deliver it straight to your door.
How do I load funds onto my MasterCard® World Currency card™?
Choose one of two simple ways to load your currency:
- Online – order foreign currency that is to be loaded onto your World Currency Card™ through our online ordering system
- Through a Bidvest Bank branch – find your nearest branch here
Once you’ve loaded the funds, you can check balances and transfer funds between purses using the My Account portal or the World Currency Card™ mobile app.
How do I manage my card and currency purses?
By downloading the mobile app or logging in to My Account online, you can register your card, view your balances, allocate funds across various currency purses and view all your recent transactions.
What if I run out of a certain currency?
The multi-currency World Currency Card™ will let you use funds from another currency purse on the same card. You may also transfer funds between different currency purses prior to making a transaction using the My Account portal or the World Currency Card™ mobile app.
Please note that there will be a currency conversion fee involved.
What if my card gets lost or stolen?
Call our Card Services on 0800 982 679 and we’ll deliver a replacement card to where you are. If this isn’t possible, we can get emergency cash to you via a participating emergency cash provider (subject to availability of service and sufficient funds available on your card).
Card Services is open 24/7, every day of the year – so help is always on hand if you need it.
MasterCard® global ATM locator
Use the MasterCard® global ATM locator to find a conveniently located ATM wherever in the world you are.