As we are travelling to many countries and away for a long period of time. It is not safe to take a sizable amount of cash to change up as we go. With cash, we could find ourselves left with lots of different denominations. Not ideal having to change it into another currency, or being stuck with it.
Our solution to this problem was to open an app-based Starling Bank account. Allowing you to use your card anywhere that accepts Mastercard worldwide. Along with zero fees for ATM withdrawals or transactions overseas.
We know exactly what’s happening with our bank account, as Starling sends instant payment notifications and a real time balance. Also, we have the option to lock our card from the app if we so desire.
As long as we have either mobile data or WiFi, we can transfer funds into our Starling account and manage our finances.
We use RFID cards for added security. They block credit/debit cards, driver licence and ID cards. Operating at a frequency of 13.56 MHz from being read and skimmed.
Placing an RFID in your wallet/purse along with your other cards will keep them protected.