Virgin launches Velocity ‘Global Wallet’

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 18, 2013
The Global Wallet

Velocity Frequent Flyer, in partnership with Visa, is launching the ‘Global Wallet’, a prepaid travel money card.

Located on one side of the new-look Velocity Frequent Flyer membership card, the Global Wallet will enable members to load money onto their card and store it in multiple foreign currencies as well as Australian 
dollars; make purchases wherever Visa is accepted; withdraw funds from ATMs in Australia and around the world; and earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points for purchases made using their Global Wallet, both in 
Australia and overseas.

“Not only will our cards be the access point to a range of Velocity benefits including seamless check- in, access to lounges and priority services, they will make spending in Australia and overseas an easier, more rewarding experience,” Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO Neil Thompson said.

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“We are also working with Rev Worldwide, a global payments specialist to deliver the product to market and we look forward to sharing more about the Global Wallet’s unique features when it launches in the coming months.”

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2 Comments

  • L Carroll

    says:

    I have used a similiar travel card from my bank but was able to transfer funds from
    my account, how will this work?

  • Kim Thatcher

    says:

    If I load the Card with AUD and then use it overseas, will I be charged a currency conversion fee for each transaction? What will the Card cost?

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