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Old 01.05.2015, 15:11
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FairFX card equivalent in Switzerland

Hello group,

is there an equivalent to a euro rechargeable card for those resident in CH? In the UK I used FairFX and I've been happy with their services, I was wondering if there's a free equivalent that doesn't charge you for each time a card is used abroad.

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Old 01.05.2015, 18:07
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Re: FairFX card equivalent in Switzerland

Yeah the travel cash card by postfinance has a 1% commission for loading money on it and then 1 franc for every transaction. I see bankcoop doesn't have the 1 franc per transaction but costs 50 francs per year, so...
If you receive payments in euros from abroad and also spend a lot of it abroad it might be worth looking into a bank account in euros that comes with bancomat card, but then you can't use it for payments just for ATMs (with a commission still...).
If you don't receive money in euros I'd use the normal prepaid, i have for example 0.9% commission.

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Re: FairFX card equivalent in Switzerland

Thank you Meerkat, as per prepaid is anything free of charge or is it the normal debit card my future bank is going to give me? (I just arrived and will commence my intern next Monday)
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