Supercard is the first product by Travelex’s new digital team Head, Sean Cornwell
Leading foreign exchange provider Travelex has announced its plans to launch the Visa branded Supercard, a new way for UK travellers to avoid debit and credit card roaming fees and charges* when spending abroad.
To deliver the world-class security that travellers expect, Travelex has partnered with us, chosen as we are "a best in class-payments provider".
Travelex's new unique Supercard app and card combo will make it simple for travellers to spend money abroad without losing cash to any registration, administration or usage fees. This will make it the most competitive card for UK travellers to use abroad.
The payment card will be chip and pin protected and if the worst happens and your Supercard is lost or stolen, travellers can use the app to block it there and then.
This card works in tandem with the app, available at launch on iOS and Android devices. Users enter up to five of their UK debit or credit cards into the app and select one to link to Supercard (this can be changed at any time). Once this is done, your Supercard is ready to use abroad. And with real-time updates through the app, travellers can avoid bill shock as they’re kept updated on the approximate amount which will be debited from their UK account and how much they’ve saved, in real time.
Consumers can pre-register for Supercard from today, by visiting www.supercard.io.
Sean Cornwell, chief digital officer at Travelex said: “Supercard is a brilliant example of how technology can make consumers lives easier. The Supercard app will be the perfect travel companion, keeping track of what you’ve spent and the money you've saved on exchange fees.
"Using a Supercard lets you forget about the normal charges that apply to using your bank card abroad.”
The Supercard is the first product by Travelex’s new digital team which is spearheaded by former Google and e-Harmony executive Sean Cornwell. The team has recently made 50 new hires from brands including Microsoft, MasterCard and McKinsey & Company.
“Our approach to digital is simple – we put the customer first. They chose when, why and how they buy so our aim is to create seamless and convenient digital products to meet their needs.”