Plan to watch your favorite team play Cricket World Cup final in England? Solve your money problem; here is how
There is a sense of joy and emotions run high every time the Indian team enters semifinals and finals and the fans even go to the extra length of supporting their favorite players by actually jetting off to the host country!
The Men in Blue are currently the favorite team at the ICC World Cup. Today, they are playing the semi final against New Zealand and so far the match is in favor of the Indian cricket team - bowler Jasprit Bumrah bagged a wicket very early in match, with captain Virat Kohli taking the catch! If India wins today’s match, then the cricket team will be playing in the final itself against either Australia or England. While, bowlers Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja have also added New Zealand wickets in their name. Back at home, fans are hopeful that this World Cup gets Indian cricket team name on it, especially as it would be former captain MS Dhoni’s last world cup. There is a sense of joy and emotions run high every time the Indian team enters semifinals and finals and the fans even go to the extra length of supporting their favorite players by actually jetting off to the host country!
If you are such a fan and plan to watch World Cup 2019 in England, then here’s how you can spend your money wisely while also enjoying the match.
First off, in England, you will have to exchange your Indian currency into Pound Sterling. Here’s some alternate ways through which you can spend your money during World Cup 2019.
The major reason for carrying a forex card are that they ensure savings, are quite handy and also eliminate the burden of carrying too much cash in hand. Every bank offers a forex card, where you can exchange your rupee into foreign currency. For your daily expenses there, you can just swipe this card at the digital machines provided in the area, or remove cash as per your need and spend. Other benefits of using a forex card is that they also come with various cashback offers, buybacks, coupons and deals on restaurants or hotels. Some of the forex cards are:
SBI Travel Card - This forex card is available in eight Foreign Currencies viz. US Dollars (USD), Pound Sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Japanese Yen (YEN), Saudi Riyal (SAR) and Singapore Dollar (SGD). It is a prepaid Foreign Currency card that makes your foreign trip trouble-free and convenient. It is a Chip based Card which stores encrypted and confidential information. It offers you a convenient and secure way to carry cash anywhere in the world. The card is accepted at 1.80 Million VISA ATMs and at over 28 Million Merchant Establishments (MEs) approximately. Features like - free balance enquiry, reloadable option any number of times, 24x7 service, SMS and emails services are also available.
ICICI Bank Travel Card - There are three variants available here with benefits worth Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. Among features are - free replacement card benefit during theft/loss/ or damage of the card; provides 360 degree protection during international journeys, superior security through 3D along with secure authentication and CHIP with PIN technology; also one can have free emergency cash delivery services.
HDFC Bank ForexPlus card - It offers you FREE insurance cover of up to Rs. 25 Lakhs, lounge access, emergency cash assistance and 24 x 7 personal concierge for a worry-free travel. And, to make your journey even more comfortable, the ForexPlus Card offers Ola Airport ride vouchers, complimentary MMTBLACK Membership and MakeMyTrip discount vouchers on hotels, flights and holidays.
2. Digital wallet:
There are various wallets offered on Android and iOS devices by many banks. These are best used for payment solution like paying bills along with assured cashbacks. You can also use wallets for recharge on your phone or transferring money to any mobile phone or email id. All a person has to do is link their bank account debit or credit card with the wallet.
3. Money Transfer facility:
This one is also easily accessible, and are best used during cash emergency. Did you know that, there are Western Union and MoneyGram where you can receive money through them from back home either through relatives or friends and family members. Once the transfer is made, you can collect that money from local UK offices.
4. Prepaid Cards:
As the name suggests, prepaid cards are just like any other debit or credit card. You load money in this card, and swipe it wherever needed. However, unlike debit or credit card they do not allow you to remove money, but are mostly spent for shopping and restaurants. Prepaid cards come in Mastercard or Visa, and are accepted by most retailers in the UK and abroad. Some of the prepaid cards offered in UK are Pocket Prepaid Card, Cashplus prepaid Mastercard (Deluxe), goHenry prepaid account, icount prepaid card, CardOneMoney cardone and Oyster card. These can be availed by paying minimum fees in the range of £2 to £13 a month.
5. Travel insurance card:
A travel insurance can be availed from NBFCs, banks and other financial institution. Also, even travel agencies provide insurance when you apply for visas and book your ticket from there. Among many advantages, travel insurance can be opted at an affordable price and still offer hefty cover. Travel insurance can help you compensate for losses that occur during your trip. These days, many companies are even offering not just accidental loss coverage, but also for issues like loss of baggage, medical aid, or trip cancellation cost, flight delays and much more.