Multicurrency prepaid card now available Air Canada, CIBC

Multicurrency prepaid card now available Air Canada, CIBC

TORONTO — Air Canada and CIBC have launched a first-of-its-kind multicurrency prepaid card in Canada, allowing clients to purchase and store multiple currencies that can be used at retailers around the globe wherever Visa is accepted.

The CIBC Air Canada Conversion Visa Prepaid Card, available exclusively through Air Canada, is a reloadable prepaid card that allows clients to store up to 10 currencies on one card, all managed by a dedicated mobile app. Currencies include: the Australian dollar (AUD); Canadian dollar (CAD); Euro (EUR); Great British pound (GBP); Hong Kong dollar (HKD); Japanese yen (JPY); Mexican peso (MXN); Swiss franc (CHF); Turkish lira (TRY); and the U.S. dollar (USD).

Benefits include:

  • Managing up to 10 currencies online or through the card’s mobile app without the worry of fluctuating foreign exchange rates
  • Making point-of-sale, tap and pay transactions, ATM withdrawals and online purchases anywhere Visa is accepted – automatically in the local currency
  • No additional fees when used at retailers
  • Ability to view latest activities and purchases; check card balance(s); move funds between currencies
  • Chip and PIN security, emergency card replacement and emergency cash disbursement bring peace of mind to cardholders

“Air Canada carries 41 million customers each year to more than 200 destinations on six continents. To make their travels even more convenient, we have partnered with CIBC to create a prepaid global currency card. This innovative card gives travellers flexibility and security when dealing with foreign currencies so they can focus on exploring new places,” said Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada.