traveler's check


Check issued by a financial institution which functions as cash but is protected against loss or theft. Traveler's checks are useful when traveling, especially in case of overseas travel when not all credit and debit cards carried by a person will be accepted. A charge or commission is usually incurred when a person exchanges cash for traveler's checks, though some issuers provide them free of charge.

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Marissa had to wake up early to get a traveler's check for when she leaves to go to India tomorrow.

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You may want to try and get a traveler's check before you go on a vacation for a little extra insurance.

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Harry often used traveler's checks when going to Los Angeles on business trips, but was often disappointed when some businesses required cash.

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