Best Foreign Exchange Provider in South Africa


FNB has been globally recognised as the Best Foreign Exchange Provider in South Africa for the fourth year running in the annual World's Best FX Provider awards hosted by Global Finance Magazine.

The winners were selected from 113 countries using criteria which includes transaction volumes, market share, scope of global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative technologies.

Global Finance also considered input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology specialists.

Multi-currency Cash Passport - Forex - FNB

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Fees, limits, rules and pricing


Forex Pricing Guide

View South African Exchange Control Requirements

Fees and Limits from Mastercard®

Important information


Cash Passport is issued by Travelex Card Services Limited, pursuant to license by Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Important information


  • Not all countries or merchants have Chip and PIN technology. Please refer to www.cashpassport.com/multi before you leave. You can access this information on the 'Before You Go' tab and select the country you are travelling to.
  • The Card can only be used outside the Common Monetary Area (CMA) being South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. In addition, there may be some other countries where usage of the Card is prohibited. Please verify this list of prohibited countries at www.cashpassport.com/multi .
  • The Card does not generate any interest or any other similar return. You do not earn interest on the amount standing to the credit of the Multi-currency Cash Passport funds, accessed by the Card.
  • Report lost or stolen Card immediately.
  • Card can only be used by the beneficiary.

South African Exchange Control Requirements


  • A South African resident over the age of 18 is entitled to a Single Discretionary Allowance of up to R1 million per calendar year. The Single Discretionary Allowance covers the following reasons: travel, gifts, donations, alimony, foreign investments, maintenance, study allowance, wedding expenses and other special occasions.
  • Single Discretionary Allowance is valid for a calendar year (1 January - 31 December).
  • South African residents travelling abroad whose journey extends to the next calendar year may avail of the next year's allowance in the new calendar year without having to return to South Africa
  • Foreign currency for travel purposes may not be bought more than 60 days prior to your departure.
  • Any unutilised portion of a travel allowance must be resold to an Authorised Dealer within 30 days of your return. You may however, reapply for the unused portion of your discretionary allowance at any time during the calendar year.
  • Children under the age of 18 years qualify for a travel allowance of R200 000 per calendar year. For travel purposes, a valid travel document must be presented, indicating that the journey commences from South Africa. Allowance may not be issued more than 60 days prior to departure.
  • The costs of land arrangements (hotels, cruises, tours, etc.) are deductible from a travel allowance, except the payment of airfares in Rands.
  • In addition, each traveller may take R25 000 in South African Reserve bank notes when visiting abroad.
  • Where the insurance value of your personal belongings, not for sale, exceeds R50 000, you will need a NEP form attested by a bank or by Customs and Excise. Please enquire at your nearest FNB branch should you need this form.
  • Multi-currency Cash Passport is issued by Travelex Card Services Limited, pursuant to license by Mastercard┬« Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Rules for South African residents travelling abroad


  • Foreign currency for travel purposes may not be bought more than 60 days prior to the departure of the traveller.
  • Travel allowance covers a calendar year (1 January - 31 December)
  • Any unutilised portion of a travel allowance must be resold to an authorised dealer within 30 days of your return. You may however, reapply for the unused portion of your discretionary allowance at any time during the calendar year.
  • A South African resident over the age of 18 is entitled to a single discretionary allowance of up to R1 million per calendar year. The single discretionary allowance may be used for any legal purpose abroad (including for investment purposes). This dispensation may be utilised solely at the discretion of the resident without any documentary evidence having to be produced to the authorised dealer except for travel purposes outside the Common Monetary Area where a passenger ticket needs to be produced.
  • Children under the age of 18 years qualify for a travel allowance of R200 000 per calendar year. For travel purposes, a valid travel document must be presented, indicating that the journey commences from South Africa. Allowance may not be issued more than 60 days prior to departure.
  • The costs of land arrangements (hotels, cruises, tours, etc.) are deductible from a travel allowance, except the payment of airfares in rands.
  • In addition, each traveller may take R25 000 in South African Reserve Bank bank notes when visiting abroad.
  • Where the insurance value of your personal belongings not for sale, exceeds R50 000, you will need a NEP form attested by a bank or by Customs and Excise. Please enquire at your nearest FNB branch should you need this form.

Available currencies


  • US dollars (USD)
  • British pounds (GBP)
  • Euros (EUR)
  • Australian dollars (AUD)

*Global Finance World's Best FX Providers 2017 - 2020

Load + reload the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ online


SA's Best Foreign Exchange Provider for 4 years running*

Seven currencies on one prepaid card

The Multi-currency Cash Passport™ is your passport to paying for goods and withdrawing cash around the world, anywhere you see the Mastercard acceptance mark. It's like cash in a card that can be uploaded with up to 7# major currencies.

Cash Passport is issued by Travelex Card Services Limited, pursuant to license by Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

# USD, GBP, EUR and AUD available to load/reload and cash out via Online Banking, selected FNB Branches and the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team.
To load/reload and cash out AED, NZD and CAD, contact the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team on 0860 1 36739.

  • Available in 7# major currencies

  • US Dollars (USD)
  • British Pounds (GBP)
  • Euros (EUR)
  • Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • United Emirates Dirhams (AED)
  • Canadian Dollars (CAD)

*Global Finance World's Best FX Providers 2017 - 2020

What the 'Order Forex' tab offers


Order forex, top up funds + more

What you can do online


  • Order various currencies in cash and select the denominations you need
  • Order and load a new Multi-currency Cash Passport™ in any of the seven# major currencies available on the card; US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Euros, Pounds, United Emirates Dirhams, Canadian Dollars and New Zealand Dollars.
  • Top up your funds by reloading your existing Multi-currency Cash Passport™ before you go and you can even do it while you are travelling
  • You can use the currency saved in your FNB Global Account and transfer the funds onto your Multi-currency Cash Passport™.

# USD, GBP, EUR and AUD available to load/reload and cash out via Online Banking, selected FNB Branches and the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team.
To load/reload and cash out AED, NZD and CAD, contact the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team on 0860 1 36739.

Quick and easy


  • Simply upload supporting documents with your application and you are ready to go.
  • Did you know we can deliver your forex to you? Simply select 'Delivery' when you order forex online (a delivery fee applies). If you prefer, you can collect from your nearest FNB branch.

What you get


Travel without cash

Travelling has never been easier than with the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ from FNB. Available in seven currencies. This prepaid card can be used to pay for services at merchants and withdraw money at ATMs displaying the Mastercard acceptance mark.

 
  • 7 currencies on 1 card: USD, AUD, EUR, GBP, AED, CAD, NZD
  • Chip and PIN enabled
  • Lock in rate, avoid exchange rate fluctuations
  • Spend at merchants and draw from ATMs displaying the Mastercard ® acceptance mark (excluding the CMA)
  • Not linked to your bank account
  • Check balances, view transactions and move money between currencies using the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ mobile app or online via www.cashpassport.co.za .

Foreign currency for travel purposes may not be bought more than 60 days prior to your departure.

# USD, GBP, EUR and AUD available to load/reload and cash out via Online Banking, selected FNB Branches and the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team.
To load/reload and cash out AED, NZD and CAD, contact the Foreign Exchange Advisory Team on 0860 1 36739.

  • 24/7 global assistance
  • Additional card available as back up
  • Free replacement of lost or stolen cards
  • Order and load or reload via FNB Online Banking
  • Card is valid for up to 5 years. Funds can be cashed out and the card can be kept and reused for your next trip.

How it works


Load and reload your Multi-Currency Cash Passport™

 

Order online

Order a new Multi-currency Cash Passport™

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Reload online

Load an existing Multi-currency Cash Passport™

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Global Account


Save in foreign currencies

We want to help you travel the world. That's one of the reasons we developed the Global Account. This account allows you to save in the currency of the country you want to travel to and by the time your trip arrives you have your spending money ready. Track your savings until you travel, and then transfer it to your Multi-currency Cash Passport™.

 

You can open and manage your Global Accounts online with the same ease as an FNB Cheque Account. It's a safe and secure way of saving in a foreign currency.

 

Tips from Mastercard


Understanding your card

Important information from Mastercard

  • Not all countries or merchants have Chip and PIN technology. Please refer to www.cashpassport.co.za before you leave. You can access this information on the 'Before You Go' tab and select the country you are travelling to.
  • The card can only be used outside the Common Monetary Area (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia). In addition, there may be some other countries where usage of the card is prohibited. Please verify this list of prohibited countries at www.cashpassport.co.za.
  • The card does not generate any interest or any other similar return. You do not earn interest on the amount standing to the credit of the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ funds, accessed by the card.
  • Report lost or stolen card immediately.
  • Card can only be used by the beneficiary.

Fees and limits from Mastercard

Terms and Conditions from Mastercard

 

Cash Passport is issued by Travelex Card Services Limited, pursuant to license by Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

 

Getting it made easy


Multi-currency Cash Passport™

Qualifying criteria

  1. FNB qualifying account
  2. FNB Online Banking

Ways to apply

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Other ways to apply

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FNB Online Banking

Documents needed

  • Your passport
  • Proof of travel, e.g. air ticket