Travel - the free prepaid credit card for travel

The Swiss Bankers Travel card is the secure prepaid card for use while travelling. You receive the card immediately, can add money to your balance as required and can pay worldwide – without an annual fee and with complete control in terms of spending limits.

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How you benefit from Travel, the new Travel Cash card.

With no annual fee.

Travel with ease and risk-free with the prepaid Travel card with no annual fee and with a free replacement card if the card should ever go missing.

Pay worldwide.

The card is accepted in more than 70 million shops and hotels throughout the world as well as for online payment. You can withdraw money at cash machines in Switzerland and abroad. If you have any questions, our free client service will be happy to assist you.  

Available immediately.

The Travel card is available quickly and without a credit check at various outlets and at nearly all banks – to all persons aged 16 and over and, with parental authorisation, also to persons aged 12 to 15. You choose whether the card is denominated in CHF, EUR or USD.

Easy to top up.

You can add money to your card in amounts up to CHF/EUR/USD 10’000 at outlets, using the Swiss Bankers app, on our client portal or using e-banking.

Including Hotelcard.

The Travel card also gives you the benefits of Hotelcard. If you book your accommodations at www.hotelcard.ch, you benefit from discounts of up to 50% at more than 600 hotels.

Swiss Bankers app.

The Swiss Bankers app includes practical features such as balance and spending overviews, adding money to the card balance, immediate card blocking in the event of loss, immediate digital card replacement in the app and more. Benefit from mobile payments. You pay conveniently with your smartphone or your smartwatch, for example via Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.

To the conditions

Country Information.

Useful information about your travel destination.

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Safe and secure worldwide – always.

In the event of loss or theft, the card and its credit balance will be replaced by courier service worldwide at no charge. Cards stored digitally in the Swiss Bankers app can be reactivated immediately.

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Fees and card information.

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Card fee

None

None

Annual fee: CHF 45

Monthly fee: CHF 2.90

None

None

Annual fee: CHF 45

Top-up fee

1.5%1, for cards obtained via outlets

Fast charging by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): Additional costs of 1.5% (on charging amount with charging fee).
Charging with PostFinance card: Additional costs of CHF 6. 

Tip: When you top up your card via online banking, your credit is generally available in one working day. There are no further costs in addition to the top-up fee.

1.5%1, for cards obtained via outlets

Fast charging by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): Additional costs of 1.5% (on charging amount with charging fee).
Charging with PostFinance card: Additional costs of CHF 6. 

Tip: When you top up your card via online banking, your credit is generally available in one working day. There are no further costs in addition to the top-up fee.

None,  for cards obtained from Swiss Bankers
None1, for cards obtained via outlets

Fast charge by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): 1.5%.
Charge with PostFinance card: CHF 6. 

Tip: It’s free to top up your card via online banking, and your credit is generally available in one working day1.

None

Fast charge by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): 1.5%.
Charge with PostFinance card: CHF 6. 

Tip: It’s free to top up your card via online banking, and your credit is generally available in one working day.

1.5 %1

Fast charging by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): Additional costs of 1.5% (on charging amount with charging fee).
Charging with PostFinance card: Additional costs of CHF 6. 

Tip: When you top up your card via online banking, your credit is generally available in one working day. There are no further costs in addition to the top-up fee.

Subject to conditions1

None1

Fast charge by credit card/debit card (approx. 15min): 1.5%.
Charge with PostFinance card: CHF 6. 

Tip: It’s free to top up your card via online banking, and your credit is generally available in one working day.

Ways to top up your card

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

- Bank transfer/e-banking
- Credit card/debit card/PostFinance card
- Outlets

Tip: To find your personal payment details, open the Swiss Bankers app and select “Top-up.” You can also view your payment details in the customer portal.

Charge per payment

CHF 1 / EUR 1 / USD 1

CHF 1 / EUR 1 / USD 1

None

None

CHF 1 / EUR 1 / USD 1

None

None

Processing fee currency exchange

None 

None 

0.95%

0.95%

None 

None 

0.95%

ATM withdrawal fee in Switzerland

CHF 5 / EUR 5 / USD 5

CHF 5 / EUR 5 / USD 5

CHF 5

N/a

CHF 5 / EUR 5 / USD 5

Subject to conditions

CHF 5

ATM withdrawal fee abroad

CHF 7.50 / EUR 7.50 / USD 7.50

CHF 7.50 / EUR 7.50 / USD 7.50

CHF 7.50

N/a

CHF 7.50 / EUR 7.50 / USD 7.50

Subject to conditions

CHF 5

Replacement card

Free replacement worldwide in case of loss or theft, usually within three working days, including the remaining card balance. Immediate replacement of cards stored digitally.

Free replacement worldwide in case of loss or theft, usually within three working days, including the remaining card balance. Immediate replacement of cards stored digitally.

Replacement in case of loss or theft, including the remaining card balance, for a fee of CHF 20.00 in Switzerland and CHF 50.00 abroad. Immediate replacement of cards stored digitally.

Immediate replacement in case of loss or theft, including the remaining card balance, for a fee of CHF 20.00.

Free replacement worldwide in case of loss or theft, usually within three working days, including the remaining card balance. Immediate replacement of cards stored digitally.

Subject to conditions

Replacement in case of loss or theft including remaining card value for a fee of CHF 20.00 in Germany and CHF 50.00 outside Germany. Immediate replacement of cards stored digitally.

Card top-up

Min. CHF 100 / EUR 100 / USD 100
Max. CHF 10 000 / EUR 10 000 / USD 10 000

Min. CHF 100 / EUR 100 / USD 100
Max. CHF 10 000 / EUR 10 000 / USD 10 000

Min. CHF 100
Max. CHF 10 000

Min. CHF 100
Max. CHF 10 000

Min. CHF 100 / EUR 100 / USD 100
Max. CHF 20 000 / EUR 20 000 / USD 20 000

Subject to conditions

Min. CHF 100
Max. CHF 10 000

Card currencies

CHF / EUR / USD

CHF / EUR / USD

CHF

CHF

CHF / EUR / USD

CHF / EUR / USD

CHF

Use options

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

- ATM
- Payment terminals / machines
- Contactless payment
- Internet / online payments

Mobile payment

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

- Apple Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Google Pay
- Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay, SwatchPAY!

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Availability

In EUR / USD: To the outlets

In EUR / USD: To the outlets

Selected private banks

Maximum number of cards per person

Five cards via our outlets 

Five cards via our outlets 

One card directly from Swiss Bankers
Five cards via our outlets

1 card

5 cards

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One card directly from Swiss Bankers
Five cards via our outlets 

Swiss Bankers App Features

– Top up your card
– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Top up your card
– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Top up your card
– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Top up your card
– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Top up your card
– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

– Block your card
– Geo-blocking
– Spending overview
– Many other features

Top-up fee may vary depending on the distribution partner 

 

Top-up fee may vary depending on the distribution partner 

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Including Hotelcard: save up to 50%.

  •  Discounts of up to 50% at more than 600 hotels

  • Throughout Switzerland and in neighbouring countries

  • Book at the best price in all listed hotels

  • Book online and pay later at the hotel using the Travel card

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Frequently asked questions.

Answers to general questions about PIN codes, security, mobile payment and services can be found under Frequently Asked Questions – general.

Where is the prepaid card Travel available?

You can get Travel from or Outlets

How many cards can I have?

1 card via the Swiss Bankers online shop. Maximum 5 cards via outlets, but this number varies depending on the distribution partner.

In what currencies is Travel available?

The Travel card is available in euros, US dollars or Swiss francs.

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Everything is even easier to do with the Swiss Bankers app.

The practical features of the Swiss Bankers app make using the Travel card even more convenient, with clear presentation of all options and relevant information.