What are some common places to buy Euro travelers checks?


Quick Answer

Euro traveler's checks are available through American Express, and individuals can purchase them online or through a number of bank locations throughout the United States. American Express cardholders may use their American Express card or membership Reward Points to purchase traveler's checks.

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Full Answer

Traveler's checks are available through most banks and credit unions, and customers can purchase increments of $25, $50 or $100, depending on the bank. Banks charge a fee for purchasing traveler's checks and customers obtaining checks through their personal bank usually pay lower fees than as a non-member.

MasterCard and AAA offer debit cards in lieu of physical checks, as of 2015. They work the same way as traveler's checks, and customers can use them at ATMs throughout the world. MasterCard's prepaid card offers a zero liability clause similar to American Express, and customers can get their money back in the event the card is lost or stolen.

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