Prepaid Credit Cards
Normally, when making an application for the usual kind of credit card, you undergo a credit search which will determine your credit limit. Once this transaction is validated by the credit card issuer, you will be able to use your credit card to make your purchases. And as is the custom, you will receive a credit card statement at the end of each month. If you pay off your outstanding balance every month, you will not be charged any interest. But if you fail to pay off the balance, then you’ll be obliged to pay interest on that very balance that has been carried forward to the following month.
But this is not the case with a prepaid Master Card which you load up with money when making an application. The beauty of having a prepaid Master Card is that a credit search is simply waived aside because your prepaid Master Card is already loaded with money. Not only this, but you don’t have to worry about clearing your outstanding balance and you won’t even receive a credit card statement at the end of each month.
Your prepaid Master Card, unlike the humble credit card, will be your magic wand that guarantees acceptance and opens doors at all participating outlets throughout the world. And as its name suggests, the Master Card will make you the master of your spending habits, knowing full well that you cannot go over the prepaid limit unless you top it up with more money.
As it is with a credit card, your prepaid Master Card dispenses with the idea of carrying large amounts of cash on you. And in the event of a theft, you can be rest assured that you are well protected because of your PIN number which no one should have access to.
If you are sold on the idea of acquiring a prepaid Master Card, here’s how you can procure one. You will have to pay an application fee to obtain a prepaid Master Card. Some prepaid Master Cards issuers may charge a monthly fee while some others may charge an annual fee. Each time you use your Master Card on your transactions, you will be levied a handling fee. Your prepaid Master Card can be topped up either online or through your bank. If you don’t have a bank account, then you can always top it up with ready cash, at Post Offices, shops and garages, throughout the UK.