When you need card to secure a deposit, for example for a car hire or a hotel, use a credit or debit card. When this happens the merchant can block off money on your card for a period of 30 days, which means it will not be available to you for the rest of your trip. You can still use your FairFX Currency Card for the final bill and benefit from great rates!

The cards are blocked for use with merchants who classify themselves as one of the following:

- Betting/track/casino/lotto
- Money orders (wire transfer)
- Quasi cash
- Dating and escort services

You cannot use your card in North Korea or Iran where the card is blocked for use.