Compare Wirex vs TransferWise

Wirex Ltd Logo
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Reviews 6,243 | Excellent

Wirex Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on providing crypro exchange platform. Wirex Ltd offers virtual personal accounts, virtual business accounts, prepaid cards Visa, cryptocurrency trading, cryptocurrency transfers, cryptocurrency exchange to individuals, businesses. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Wirex Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Transferwise Ltd Logo
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Reviews 94,805 | Excellent

Transferwise Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. Transferwise Ltd offers prepaid cards, international money transfers, virtual accounts with IBAN to individuals, businesses. In 2019 Transferwise Ltd had total assets of 1,108.80 mln GBP, Transferwise Ltd generated net income of 10.30 mln GBP. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Transferwise Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Wirex Business Focus
providing crypro exchange platform
Wirex Products
  • virtual personal accounts
  • virtual business accounts
  • prepaid cards Visa
Wirex Services
  • cryptocurrency trading
  • cryptocurrency transfers
  • cryptocurrency exchange
Wirex Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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TransferWise Business Focus
international money transfers
TransferWise Products
  • prepaid cards
  • virtual accounts with IBAN
TransferWise Services
  • international money transfers
TransferWise Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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Compare Personal Cards

Wirex TransferWise
Wirex Ltd CardTransferwise Ltd Card
Card Typedebit, prepaid
Currencysingle currency
multi currency
as per account
Card ProviderVisaMasterCard
Order Card Order Card

Card Type


Wirex Cards in GBP and EUR are debit cards because a Wirex account associated with this card is created, while Wirex USD cards are prepaid cards.Wirex cards are issued only as physical (plastic) cards and are delivered to the customer's address.


TransferWise cards are debit cards, rather than prepaid cards. TransferWise cards are issued only as physical (plastic) cards and are delivered to the customer's address.



Wirex Card is a single currency card, it can be issued in either EUR, GBP or in USD.


TransferWise Personal Card is a multi-currency card, the funds can be held in different currencies at the same time. TransferWise Personal Card can hold funds in any as the corresponding account, namely in EUR, GBP, AUD, AED, ARS, BDT, BGN, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EGP, GEL, HKD, HRK, HUF, CAD, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KRW, LKR, MAD, MXN, MYR, NGN, NOK, NPR, NZD, USD, PEN, PHP, PLN, PKR, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, UAH, VND, ZAR.

Customer Group


Wirex cards are available in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.


TransferWise cards are currently available for the holders of TransferWise borderless accounts in the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland and the European Economic Area (with the exception of Greece), Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory) and the UK Crown Dependencies: Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey.

Card Loading


Wirex Visa cards can be topped up from the cardholder's Wirex Current account. This transfer is free and instant.


TrnaferWise card does not have a separate balance from TransferWise borderless account. So, topping up a TransferWise borderless account actually loads the TransferWise cards connected to the account.

Card Security


3D Secure Payments. Wirex applies the 3-D Secure program to protect customers' online transactions against fraud. 3-D Secure provides an additional security layer for online debit card transactions. It prevents any unauthenticated payment, even if a cardholder's card number is stolen or cloned.


3D Secure Payments. For some online payments, a TransferWise cardholder can be asked to approve the payment from his/her TransferWise app, or by using a code sent by SMS or voice call. This is called a 3D Secure online payment, and is an added level of security some websites ask for. At the moment, 3D secure payments are only supported for cards issued in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Pricing Plans


Card Fees and Limits
Card Delivery FeefreeStandard: free,
Express: 5-25 SGD
Card Issuance Feefreefree
Monthly Fee1.00 GBP/1.20 EUR/1.50 USDfree
Currency Exchange Fee3.00%free
ATM Withdrawal FeeEEA: 1.75 GBP/2.25 EUR/2.50 USD
International: 2.25 GBP/2.75 EUR/3.50 USD
Domestic: free
Domestic: free
International: free
Online (ePos) Feefreefree
In Store (Pos) Feefreefree
Card Spend per Transaction10,000 USD5,000 USD
Card Spend per Day10,000 USD25,000 USD
ATM Withdrawals per Day250 USD300 SGD
Maximum Balanceunlimitedunlimited


Card Fees and Limits
Card Issuance Fee5 GBP/6 EUR10 AUD/10 NZD/10 SGD7 USD
Currency Exchange Fee0.24–3.69%0.24–3.69%0.24–3.69%
ATM Withdrawal Feeup to 200 GBP: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 350 AUD/350 NZD/350 SGD: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 250 USD: free
above that: 2.00%
ATM Withdrawal Daily Limit1,500 GBP2,700 AUD/NZD/SGD1,000 USD
ATM Withdrawal Monthly Limit4,000 GBP7,000 AUD/NZD/SGD4,000 USD
Contactless Payment Daily Limit1,000 GBP1,750 AUD/NZD/SGDn/a
Contactless Payment Monthly Limit4,000 GBP7,000 AUD/NZD/SGDn/a
Magnetic Stripe Daily Limit6,000 GBP10,500 AUD/NZD/SGD6,000 USD
Online Purchase Daily Limit10,000 GBP17,500 AUD/NZD/SGD2,000 USD
Online Purchase Monthly Limit30,000 GBP52,500 AUD/NZD/SGD10,000 USD