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AS an alternative to credit cards, Travelex Cash Passport is a prepaid travel card that allows travellers to load funds before heading overseas. There are two types: an ATM-only card, which provides access to funds at Visa ATMs worldwide (currency is purchased at a fixed rate to avoid fluctuating exchange rates) and a debit card, which can be used to purchase goods and services and access cash. Both cards come with a free back-up card and online transaction and balance checks, and can be topped up anywhere in the world via BPay. From Australia Post and Travelex outlets. www.cashpassport.com.au.