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Comparing Prepaid Credit Card Companies

Prepaid credit cards offer the convenience of a Visa or MasterCard without interest charges and credit checks. If you are currently searching for a prepaid credit card, putting a little time and effort into comparing your options can mean a long term successful relationship that works best for you. Below are some straightforward steps to compare and contrast several companies quickly and effectively before you choose your card.

Research Online.
Start your search for a quality prepaid credit card from the convenience of your home. Gather the names of several companies to compare and contrast. Independent product review companies do a great job of listing several credit card companies and do much of the comparison work for you. They allow you to quickly identify which reputable prepaid card to use and which ones offer less of a good value.

Fees.
Prepaid credit card fees can vary greatly. Compare the fees at each credit card company you're considering. Many charge a monthly service fee, a loading fee, application fee and more. You'll want to look at all aspects of their fee structure before obtaining any card to avoid surprise and unnecessary expenses.

Balance loading.
A critical aspect of a prepaid credit card is easily and quickly getting a balance loaded. If you're looking for a prepaid credit card for yourself or your student you'll want to choose a company that allows you to easily make payment (or load) via efficient methods. You might look for loading stations near your home or work, an option to add money via another credit card, or other alternatives to quickly apply a balance to your card.

Rules.
What rules are associated with using each prepaid card? Is there a maximum or minimum amount that must be loaded each time? Make sure you know any rules associated with balances to help find a card that is a good fit.

Customer Service.
Customer Service is important especially when you're dealing with money. You'll want a credit card company that puts the customer first. A company that answers the phones quickly and your questions without hesitation. Companies that fail to work through a problem aren't worth your time. Make sure you identify if your prepaid card company of choice prioritizes the customer.

Comparing and contrasting several prepaid cards at once can be organized and effective if you utilize the internet to assist. Make sure they offer a knowledgeable customer service team by calling and asking any question you might have. Also, confirm the loading process is simple and convenient to where you live and work.

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Published:  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:16:00 GMT



'The Mule' - Win a pre-paid credit card, a Clint Eastwood DVD collection and movie passes!

Enter to win a $200 prepaid credit card, plus a DVD collection of director Clint Eastwood's films and a run-of-engagement pass (good for two) to see The Mule, in theatres December 14, 2018.

Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:11:00 GMT



The Prepaid Card Evolution Appeals to Millennials, Small Businesses, and the Self-Employed

More and more also offer rewards and discounts, helping to incent purchasing and increase retention, while giving prepaid cardholders a taste of the rewards earned by many credit card users.

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 06:18:00 GMT



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Or you can call the number on the back of the card, and American Express will mail you a prepaid envelope, she says. Don't obsess about identity theft of an old credit card. You generally won't be res...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:48:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:44:00 GMT



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