Travelex, the world's largest foreign exchange company has today launched its Cash Passport Prepaid Currency Card with Japan Net Bank, Japan's first specialised internet bank with over 2 million customers.
The Cash Passport Visa card was launched in Japan in 2004 and, with the addition of new currencies and also the introduction of a China UnionPay Cash Passport, has resulted in steady growth in the Japanese market.
In September 2009, Travelex launched its e-Commerce facility enabling Japanese travellers to purchase Cash Passport cards online as well as through the many outlets across Japan.
"Since launching our prepaid card products in Japan, we have strived to continually enhance the product and also make it readily available to all Japanese travellers" said Graham Perry, Travelex Global Sales & Strategic Relationships Director said.
"This partnership with Japan Net Bank, Japan's leading Internet Bank, provides their existing customers and all new customers with a secure and convenient way to purchase a Cash Passport for their next overseas holiday" added Mr Perry.
Ken Sakane, General Manager of Travelex Card and Mobile Payments in Japan added "the popularity of our Cash Passport product in Japan has grown rapidly over recent years and we are honoured to be partnering with Japan Net Bank to make Cash Passport cards available to their valued customers".
"There are many things that need to be arranged before departing on holiday and by making travel money available online, means getting ready for your next holiday is that much easier", added Mr Sakane.
Cash Passport prepaid Visa cards are available in Euros, British Pounds, Japanese Yen, US and Australian dollars and the China UnionPay Cash Passport is available in Japanese Yen.
Customers who purchase a Cash Passport online can pick up their cards at Travelex Retail outlets at most Japanese airports or, for added convenience, choose to have them delivered straight to their home.