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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.

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.

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.

Deputies looking for pair after woman's credit card number used at Walmarts

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - The Wake County Sheriff's Office is looking for a pair of suspected credit card scammers. Investigators believe the duo spent hundreds of dollars on prepaid gift cards using a stolen credit card number. Surveillance photos ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:16:00 GMT

18 federally indicted in Flint for Walmart prepaid card scam

When the checkout cashier would scan the barcode on the falsified prepaid card, a wire transmission from ... a member of the alleged conspiracy would either slide an illegitimate credit or debit card or pretend to slide a card through the reader as if ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:40:00 GMT

SPS offers different technologies for a seamless migration to dual interface payment cards in the Americas

On the mature and always-evolving payment card market, American issuers have deployed complex marketing strategies in their credit, debit and prepaid card portfolios leading them to propose cards with multiple features to their customers. Besides technical ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:15:00 GMT

UK cards and payments market insights shared in detailed report

The cards can be utilized for travel, commute, online purchases and gifts. The introduction of Universal Credit Program in 2013 greatly promoted the growth of prepaid cards market in the United Kingdom. The Universal Credit is provided to the low-income ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:39:00 GMT

House okays mandatory SIM-card registration bill on second reading

Zarate also said the burden of registration will be on subscribers. "Prices of SIM cards and prepaid credit are also expected to shoot up because telcos will pass the additional cost of registration to subscribers if this proposal becomes law.

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:32:00 GMT

Think before you lend your credit card to others

Is that the best way to help financially Why would a credit card be preferable to something finite, like cash or a prepaid card Think like a bank and consider the risk of non-payment. Is this person responsible and likely to pay you back Are you helping ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:41:00 GMT

Visa Tests Biometric Fingerprint Reader on Cards

Visa, the financial services giant, thinks so. The company, which backs credit, debit and prepaid cards, has started pilot tests of cards that have a built-in fingerprint reader. Users place their finger on the sensor area and either insert the card's chip ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:19:00 GMT

A Cooling EMV Market And Slipping Chip Card Prices Show up in a Card Maker's Results

U.S. sales of EMV credit and debit cards were down 23.9% in 2017 for the ... U.S. industry card manufacturing volumes are estimated to grow," Scheirman said. CPI's prepaid card business, though small relative to the overall business, stands out as ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:05:00 GMT

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