How do you spend when abroad?

How do you spend when abroad?

It’s peak summer, so time for a question we ask every year… if and when you travel abroad, how do you usually spend? For how we think it’s cheapest, see Travel Credit Cards.

If you use a combination of methods, pick the one you use most often…


Results

I'm aged under 25 (144 votes)
Cash - from high street (eg, M&S, Post Office) 36 votes (25%)
Cash - from comparison sites 14 votes (10%)
Cash - from airport 1 votes (1%)
Cash - from previous trip 1 votes (1%)
Specialist prepaid card (eg, WeSwap, FairFX) 7 votes (5%)
High street prepaid card 1 votes (1%)
Specialist cheap overseas debit card (eg, Starling, Monzo) 42 votes (29%)
Normal debit card 5 votes (3%)
Specialist travel credit card (eg, Halifax Clarity) 31 votes (22%)
Standard credit card 2 votes (1%)
Travellers' cheques 0 votes (0%)
Foreign bank account 3 votes (2%)
I don’t go abroad 1 votes (1%)
I'm aged 25-34 (686 votes)
Cash - from high street (eg, M&S, Post Office) 118 votes (17%)
Cash - from comparison sites 55 votes (8%)
Cash - from airport 3 votes (0%)
Cash - from previous trip 5 votes (1%)
Specialist prepaid card (eg, WeSwap, FairFX) 29 votes (4%)
High street prepaid card 8 votes (1%)
Specialist cheap overseas debit card (eg, Starling, Monzo) 157 votes (23%)
Normal debit card 19 votes (3%)
Specialist travel credit card (eg, Halifax Clarity) 262 votes (38%)
Standard credit card 17 votes (2%)
Travellers' cheques 1 votes (0%)
Foreign bank account 5 votes (1%)
I don’t go abroad 7 votes (1%)
I'm aged 35-49 (984 votes)
Cash - from high street (eg, M&S, Post Office) 199 votes (20%)
Cash - from comparison sites 101 votes (10%)
Cash - from airport 4 votes (0%)
Cash - from previous trip 12 votes (1%)
Specialist prepaid card (eg, WeSwap, FairFX) 50 votes (5%)
High street prepaid card 18 votes (2%)
Specialist cheap overseas debit card (eg, Starling, Monzo) 99 votes (10%)
Normal debit card 31 votes (3%)
Specialist travel credit card (eg, Halifax Clarity) 400 votes (41%)
Standard credit card 34 votes (3%)
Travellers' cheques 3 votes (0%)
Foreign bank account 8 votes (1%)
I don’t go abroad 25 votes (3%)
I'm aged 50-64 (1583 votes)
Cash - from high street (eg, M&S, Post Office) 368 votes (23%)
Cash - from comparison sites 173 votes (11%)
Cash - from airport 3 votes (0%)
Cash - from previous trip 30 votes (2%)
Specialist prepaid card (eg, WeSwap, FairFX) 83 votes (5%)
High street prepaid card 25 votes (2%)
Specialist cheap overseas debit card (eg, Starling, Monzo) 100 votes (6%)
Normal debit card 52 votes (3%)
Specialist travel credit card (eg, Halifax Clarity) 589 votes (37%)
Standard credit card 79 votes (5%)
Travellers' cheques 4 votes (0%)
Foreign bank account 32 votes (2%)
I don’t go abroad 45 votes (3%)
I'm aged 65+ (1289 votes)
Cash - from high street (eg, M&S, Post Office) 259 votes (20%)
Cash - from comparison sites 122 votes (9%)
Cash - from airport 2 votes (0%)
Cash - from previous trip 41 votes (3%)
Specialist prepaid card (eg, WeSwap, FairFX) 57 votes (4%)
High street prepaid card 14 votes (1%)
Specialist cheap overseas debit card (eg, Starling, Monzo) 53 votes (4%)
Normal debit card 33 votes (3%)
Specialist travel credit card (eg, Halifax Clarity) 561 votes (44%)
Standard credit card 80 votes (6%)
Travellers' cheques 4 votes (0%)
Foreign bank account 26 votes (2%)
I don’t go abroad 37 votes (3%)

                   4,686 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.