Travelling can be a truly exhilarating and exciting experience where people escape from their normal boring life or "find" themselves. However, a money problem can ruin an otherwise perfect getaway.
Each time we travel, we ask ourselves the same questions: Am I carrying enough money? Is it actually safe to carry this much cash around? Can I use my card overseas and how much would the additional charges be? More importantly, what if I need more money urgently?
Ask around, and many would argue that there isn’t a fixed, single solution for all these colourful concerns.
BigPay, however, provides the perfect solution to your travel needs - and the list below tells you why.
1. Save money by paying the real exchange rate
We know using cards to pay when abroad can be a troubling thing for travellers, particularly due to the extra charges that banks charge. It’s incredibly burdensome to keep track of and worry about exchange rates you'll be paying when you want to relax and unwind.
With the BigPay card, you'll pay the real exchange rate and nothing else. No currency fees or admin charges or any extra bullshit. We pass Mastercard's exchange rate directly on to you with no currency fees or admin charges or any extra bullshit.
We give you a peace of mind during your holiday knowing that you're getting the best value whenever you transact with your BigPay card, whether that is paying your hotel bill, your shopping or for dinner.
2. You can pay anytime and anywhere
Your BigPay account comes accompanied with a Mastercard which gives you access to over 36 million merchants across the world. Wherever you go, all you need to do is find stores which accepts Mastercard and enjoy hassle-free shopping!
You can also use the card to withdraw money from your BigPay account through any ATM overseas that accepts Mastercard transactions. Gone are the days of queuing up at the money changer in Mid Valley.
3. Instant money transfers
Need money for an emergency while you’re in London?
Get your friends or family to help you out with BigPay’s ability to transfer money instantly. As long as the transfer is done between two BigPay users, it will be done without any delays, with one tap.
The best part? These transfers are completely free of charge. Yes, 100% free.
4. Keeping your money safe
With financial crimes on the rise globally, it's only natural for you to constantly worry about your money and possessions, and even more so when travelling abroad.
BigPay allows you to freeze your BigPay card in-app if it's gone missing or if you encounter any fraud-related issues. You can also always unfreeze your card once you have found it again. A quick tap on the app is all you need to do.
Find out more about what you can do to protect yourself from financial fraud here.
5. Cheap travels galore
The last item on this list is also a treat of sorts for Malaysians who love all things free and cheap, so pay close attention!
BigPay users are given access to AirAsia's special rates, discounts and exclusive sales. Furthermore, everyone paying for their AirAsia flights using BigPay do not have to pay a processing fee up to RM32 for each return flight.
Every transaction that you complete using the BigPay app and card also entitles you to AirAsia BIG points which can be used to redeem free flights and a variety of other rewards from AirAsia.
BigPay your way to better travels
At the end of the day, travelling is a highly personal experience. Where you go, what you do there and what you take away are all choices that you have to make on your own, while remembering that life itself is one great travelling adventure.
Using an app like BigPay is similar to travelling in this sense - it's a personal choice that you have to make for yourself. The main difference? BigPay is entirely free to use, will save you lots of money on exchange rates and flights, and is open to all, with far lesser trouble than thinking of what to eat for dinner.
So what’s stopping you from getting BigPay and trying it yourself today?