Compare Westpac's travel money options
Whether it’s a credit or debit card or a travel money card sometimes it’s handy to have different options for accessing your money overseas. Westpac offer a range of travel money options.
Take a look at some of the key features and costs of each or your card options in the table below, and make sure you notify Westpac of your overseas travel so we can monitor the security of your accounts.
|Global Currency Card||Debit Card||Credit Card|
|No ATM withdrawal fee at Global ATM Alliance ATMs||YES||YES||YES|
|Chip and PIN security||YES||YES||YES|
|Lock your card temporarily if it’s lost or stolen||Yes, in the Global Currency Card app||Yes, in the Westpac Live app||Yes, in the Westpac Live app|
|Emergency card replacement||X||YES||YES|
|Emergency cash access||YES||YES||YES|
|Lock in exchange rates||YES||X||X|
|Foreign transaction fee||0% on 11 major currencies||2.2%-3%||
Visa & Mastercard: 3%
if in a foreign currency (0% in AUD)
|Monthly fee||X||$5 – waived when $2000 deposited in a month||
Lite Card: $9
All other cards: $0
|Annual fee||X||X||$0 - $395|
|Cash advance fee||X||X||Greater of $2.50 or 2% of the transaction amount to maximum of $150 per transaction|
|Complimentary travel insurance||X||X||On some cards|
|Rewards points||X||X||On some cards|
|Westpac Protect SMS Code||YES||YES||YES|
Things you should know
Read the terms and conditions before making a decision and consider if it is right for you. To use these methods of payment you will need an eligible card and compatible device with a supported operating system.
Internet connection may be needed to make purchases using Google Pay or Samsung Pay and normal mobile data charges apply.
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