Bunq is another of the new digital banking apps available in Ireland that
Bunq has a “premium” account that comes with a monthly fee – but here we are looking at the Bunq Travel Card which has no monthly fees.
How does the Bunq Travel Card work?
The Bunq Travel Card is a prepaid Mastercard credit card but it works just like a debit card. Every payment will be immediately deducted from your Travel Card balance. This means it will be accepted like a credit card for car hire and hotel reservations,
Under 18’s can apply for a Bunq Travel Card – they just need permission form a parent or guardian.
The bunq Travel card uses the Mastercard Exchange Rate with no foreign exchange fees.
There is a one-off fee of €9.99 to order the bunq travel card.
bunq is a fully licenced EU bank (unlike Revolut) – so your money is protected by the Deposit Guarantee Scheme of the Dutch National Bank (DNB) up to €100,000
The Bunq Travel Card can be used with Apple Pay and Google Pay by customers in Ireland .
ATM withdrawals cost €0.99c each – and there is a €500 daily limit on how much you can withdraw at an
Topping up the bunq travel card…
- is free if you do it by bank transfer .
- Top ups by an EU debit or credit card will incur a 0.5% fee
- Top ups with a non-EU card will incur a 2.5% fee
Bunq is a fully licenced EU bank (unlikeRevolut) – so your money is protected by the Deposit Guarantee Scheme of the Dutch National Bank (DNB) up to €100,000
A Bunq premium account costs €7.99 a month – and comes with the following extra features:
25 sub-accounts with unique IBANs possible
First €500 top up by debit card fee-free. (0.5% after that)
Joint Account Option (extra €2 per month)
10 Free ATM withdrawals a month.
You can try it for free for a month with no strings attached.