Amazon Exclusive Offer: FREE £5. The Award Winning Pockit Card - just 99p.
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Amazon Exclusive Offer: FREE £5. The Award Winning Pockit Card - just 99p.

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Found 30th Mar 2016
Pockit Prepaid MasterCard

Manage your money better

Amazon Exclusive Offer: FREE £5.
The Award Winning Pockit Card - just 99p.

Pay with Pockit wherever you see the MasterCard Acceptance Mark worldwide. Use in store or online.

100% guaranteed approval. Pay by SMS

Helping you budget, save or spend

Free to load with debit card, wages or benefits and free to spend

No monthly fees. Pay by SMS. Delivery in 3 - 5 days. Additional cards available

Up to 10% cashback at leading UK retailers and restaurants

Load by cash at 28,000 PayPoint locations. 0207 UK customer services number

Order in just two easy steps!
1
Click the "Order now" button below
2
Complete a short Application Form on the Pockit website
About Your Pockit Prepaid Card:
Pockit cards look like many credit or debit cards, with a card number, chip-pin and signature strip. But unlike credit cards – which provide you with a source of credit, and debit cards – which are linked to your bank account, it helps you spend only the amount you have chosen to load onto a prepaid card, helping you to stay in complete control.You can use the Pockit Prepaid MasterCard at over 35 million locations and withdraw cash from over 1.9 million cash machines worldwide – wherever you see the MasterCard Acceptance mark.

You can access your personal card section online where you can manage your money and your card facilities. To log in, simply click the ‘Login’ button at the top of the pockit website and enter your email address and password you set up, then follow the steps. (note you can change this password once you have logged in by clicking card settings from the menu.)

How to load money onto your Card:
1.Online by debit card at Pockit.com (full limit only),
2.Free by Bank Transfer,
3.Load cash at over 28,000 PayPoint locations throughout the UK
4.Direct from your wages or benefits, paid onto your card

Terms and Conditions for Pockit Prepaid Credit Card

First load (min £10) must be within 7 days of sign up.
- Geemac

53 Comments

£8.20 cashback through imutual, I'm not too sure if it can be combined?
imutual.co.uk/poc…ard

used to have something like this when I was a kid. called splash plastic. it was good for paying for my Ultima online subscription

Looks like a great idea for kids spending money. Anyone know if it has contactless?

I have one and one each for my teen children, all on same account. Has proved very useful as a reserve fund when they have been abroad or have lost wallets. Good website, easy to manage.

Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut Card, especially since Revolut has no fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals abroad.

sherbolton

Looks like a great idea for kids spending money. Anyone know if it has … Looks like a great idea for kids spending money. Anyone know if it has contactless?



I have one and it 's not contactless. It's over a year old though so maybe newer ones are ?

It's a very useful card for purchases online (foreign sites, companies you've never heard of etc.) when you are a bit suspect of using your main credit card. You can just load this card up online (instant transfer from a debit card), with just enough ££'s for your purchase, and then relax about giving all your credit card details out.

The online statements are very good too, they show all recent pending transactions within a few minutes.

Looks handy!

Predikuesi

Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut … Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut Card, especially since Revolut has no fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals abroad.



Is that just for the first year ? - it looks like they're starting to charge now over £500. A few complaints about using this card abroad too (halfway down this link) :-

moneysavingexpert.com/cre…084


Edited by: "JonG" 30th Mar 2016

does it have the same protections as a normal credit card when you buy items?

JonG

I have one and it 's not contactless. It's over a year old though so … I have one and it 's not contactless. It's over a year old though so maybe newer ones are ?It's a very useful card for purchases online (foreign sites, companies you've never heard of etc.) when you are a bit suspect of using your main credit card. You can just load this card up online (instant transfer from a debit card), with just enough ££'s for your purchase, and then relax about giving all your credit card details out.The online statements are very good too, they show all recent pending transactions within a few minutes.



​totally agree. .. so much more peace of mind. .. and also great for holidays, if you lose it, you'll only lose the amount on the card

JonG

Is that just for the first year ? - it looks like they're starting to … Is that just for the first year ? - it looks like they're starting to charge now over £500. A few complaints about using this card abroad too (halfway down this link) :-http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/prepaid-travel-cards?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=hiya&ut%20%20%20%20m_term=07-Jul-15-v1&utm_campaign=credit-cards&utm_content=4&_ga=1.88488275.93152141.1459332084#revoluteuro



I haven't had an issue with the card to date, and I am using it now in Ireland. That £500 limit might be a problem for some, but I doubt that I'd ever get to the point of withdrawing that amount abroad. I wouldn't trust any such cards as the sole source of money abroad though.

Becareful with this card, my son wasn't old enough for a current account and a debit card, so we got him one of these for pocket money, and we had constant problems with the company losing transactions and it took 3 months per transaction to investigate and another 30 days to get a refund!! if you doubt me, check their forums out, hundreds of complaints and there websites feel like someone stopped making them 80% through.

thankfully he is now old enough but id never use Pockit again.. terrible customer support.

Id recommend a Revolut card 100% over this.
Edited by: "haritori" 30th Mar 2016

EN1GMA

does it have the same protections as a normal credit card when you buy … does it have the same protections as a normal credit card when you buy items?



Short version: no, it won't. With this card you're spending your own money. The credit card protections only arise from the fact that you are spending someone else's.

Shame applied for mine last week , arrived today. Currently not yet contactless so cant use on London Transport.

EN1GMA

does it have the same protections as a normal credit card when you buy … does it have the same protections as a normal credit card when you buy items?



Same as a debit card.

What's the difference between this and PayPal?

Has anyone used this for Xbox Live transactions in other countries?

Darkraiser

What's the difference between this and PayPal?



You can use this in shops and online where places don't accept PayPal.

I have one, got it after someone bought a £600 watch on my card. I suspect my details got stolen from one of those cheap online stores that sell steam keys.

I always use this now when buying something online from a company that I'm not 100% sure about in terms of online security.

Predikuesi

Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut … Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut Card, especially since Revolut has no fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals abroad.


I have it mainly for 5% cashback at B&Q and 6% at Halfords, but there are other retailers in the list with up to 10%:

pockit.com/cas…ack

wild_quinine

Short version: no, it won't. With this card you're spending your own … Short version: no, it won't. With this card you're spending your own money. The credit card protections only arise from the fact that you are spending someone else's.


Longer version: chargeback protection is in place like for all debit/credit cards.

bigjeremy

Shame applied for mine last week , arrived today. Currently not yet … Shame applied for mine last week , arrived today. Currently not yet contactless so cant use on London Transport.


If you use contactless on London transport do you get the same discounted prices you'd get if you were using a prepaid Oyster card?

Never seems to work on amazon

avoid if you need customer service they do not answer phone for over an hour pAID FOR GOODS NEVER RECEIVED THEM CASHBACK WAS INITIALLY REJECTED THEN PAID AFTER 13 MONTHS

My credit card is called **** it because you only live once and I want nice things
Edited by moderator: "filter" 30th Mar 2016

bigjeremy

Shame applied for mine last week , arrived today. Currently not yet … Shame applied for mine last week , arrived today. Currently not yet contactless so cant use on London Transport.

Originally Posted by keiran View PostYes, it's exactly the sameIf … Originally Posted by keiran View PostYes, it's exactly the sameIf anything the contactless card is better than the Oyster card as you could benefit from weekly capping


Reportedly, it's even better:
MSE:

I got mine last month, its not contactless and you used to get £10 free spend after loading £20 within first 7 days

can this be used on gambling sites? Revolut is by far the best, but unfortunately can't be used for bookies

philmount

used to have something like this when I was a kid. called splash plastic. … used to have something like this when I was a kid. called splash plastic. it was good for paying for my Ultima online subscription


Man I used to love playing UO, wonder if its still going. My character was a beast

Predikuesi

Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut … Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut Card, especially since Revolut has no fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals abroad.



​100% agree , Revolt is the best card so far with no fess even for ATM

haritori

Becareful with this card, my son wasn't old enough for a current account … Becareful with this card, my son wasn't old enough for a current account and a debit card, so we got him one of these for pocket money, and we had constant problems with the company losing transactions and it took 3 months per transaction to investigate and another 30 days to get a refund!! if you doubt me, check their forums out, hundreds of complaints and there websites feel like someone stopped making them 80% through.thankfully he is now old enough but id never use Pockit again.. terrible customer support.Id recommend a Revolut card 100% over this.




tell me about it. I actually wrote a review over half a year ago. Avoid this card at all cost.

uk.trustpilot.com/rev…d9e

so basically you have to load a tenner but you have 14.01p to spend is that correct? and I guess if the item you want to buy is £20.00 you can pay the £5.99 on a different card?

so its £4.99 for filling out a form? does it register on Experian?, not that I'm bothered just curious.

If it is just £4.99 for filling out a form & then use credit can I destroy it, no junk mail etc, because I WONT USE IT AFTER superivanho's review
thanks


Edited by: "deany76" 30th Mar 2016

Be prepared to send copies of your passport and driving licence

Cold. Utter scam - signed up via TCB last year and got nothing. Not to be trusted.

Geemac

Be prepared to send copies of your passport and driving licence



That should be a warning to everyone. I am sure they will say it is government policy or regulations that they must determine your identification but then who ensures they have policies in place to maintain your data. Dont even say the data commissioner which is a complete joke.

Stick with a company that does not ask for this or if it does make sure it is a more recognised brand. Your data once lost or stolen is going to be a stain on your record for life.

Be warned of these jokers!

If we're talking foreign transations, you're better off with a Travelex Supercard although they're being relaunched at the moment I believe.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 30th Mar 2016

Predikuesi

Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut … Apart from the free £5.00 I can't see this being better than the Revolut Card, especially since Revolut has no fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals abroad.



I also use Revolute and so far after few trips abroad no issues, only benefits

dotnetter

For my kids, I have set up GoHenry - specifically for kids...and yes, … For my kids, I have set up GoHenry - specifically for kids...and yes, it's contactless and Visa rather than Mastercard.I can load up money and I also get notifications when they use their cards telling me how much they spent and where they spent it.I can also setup stuff to do with saving and chores although I don't use that.Here's a link Referal link - we'd both get £5 if you choose to sign up - alternatively just go here Basic site without £5 referal!EDIT: Just to mention, you can also set limits on what they can spend and where they can spend it (within reason) - visit their site for info. I'm not affiliated, just think it's a great service for parents - I use it to "pay" my kids their pocket money and they get notifications on their phones saying when it's been topped up etc



go henry has a monthly fee of £2.49 per child

How is this compared to FairFX or Caxton? I have used them both abroad and they were excellent.

Aiadi

How is this compared to FairFX or Caxton? I have used them both abroad … How is this compared to FairFX or Caxton? I have used them both abroad and they were excellent.



This isn't a currency card for foreign spend.
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