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    pre paid card, which one? advice please

    After woolwich merging with barclays i have lost my debit card and they wont upgrade due to this being subject to status :? so ive been looking at pre paid credit cards to use as i do most of my shopping on the net,

    which one would you go for?


    uk.virginmoney.com/pay…go/

    extremecred.com/

    thank you :thumbsup:

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    Do any of those do quidco?

    Original Poster

    i dont think so

    Original Poster

    thanks stora, the bread card looks good value, any opinions anyone?

    The Post Office do one as well (not sure how it measures up to others, though).

    Why dont you sign up to Lloyds TSB for a debit card?

    Its a Visa

    Original Poster

    because if my own bank wont issue me with a debit card cos its subject to status, i doubt any other will :-(

    Do you think one of those pre-paid ones coulld be used to get the 10% discount for birgin credit-card holders in the megastores?

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    Titchimp

    Do you think one of those pre-paid ones coulld be used to get the 10% … Do you think one of those pre-paid ones coulld be used to get the 10% discount for birgin credit-card holders in the megastores?



    im not sure tbh, it says on the site there are benefits from virgin services tho :thumbsup:

    You could always try, least they could do is say no.

    If you go for extreme cred sign up as an affilliate & refer yourself - should net a fiver back of your costs making the card £4.

    Original Poster

    right ive just spoken to barclays and they say im getting a connect but the man didnt know if this was a debit card?? he said its not the full connect with cheque gaurantee (which i dont need) but couldnt tell me if it was still a debit card or not! anyone know if there is such a thing as a connect without a debit function? or will i get debit?

    [url]www.splashplastic.com[/url]

    Use them if you really want a prepay, I think its decent I was gonna get one.

    loupomm

    right ive just spoken to barclays and they say im getting a connect but … right ive just spoken to barclays and they say im getting a connect but the man didnt know if this was a debit card?? he said its not the full connect with cheque gaurantee (which i dont need) but couldnt tell me if it was still a debit card or not! anyone know if there is such a thing as a connect without a debit function? or will i get debit?



    I take it it's the Connect Electronic Card? (as its the only one without cheque guaruntee). Basically it is a debit card but takes a little longer to authorise than average as it checks the balance available to see if you have sufficient funds prior to letting you make a purchase - often handed out when the holder doesn't have the rating for another card or is too young etc.

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    seancampbell

    I take it it's the Connect Electronic Card? (as its the only one without … I take it it's the Connect Electronic Card? (as its the only one without cheque guaruntee). Basically it is a debit card but takes a little longer to authorise than average as it checks the balance available to see if you have sufficient funds prior to letting you make a purchase - often handed out when the holder doesn't have the rating for another card or is too young etc.




    yeah i think thats it, so is it an electron type?

    will it be visa? cani use it online?

    It should be able to be used online but may not be by default as these kind of cards can and are blocked prior to issueing for customer not present transactions - a phone call should sort that if so. V similar to the kids electron yeah (but minus the overall monthly limit etc that the electron has).

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    seancampbell

    It should be able to be used online but may not be by default as these … It should be able to be used online but may not be by default as these kind of cards can and are blocked prior to issueing for customer not present transactions - a phone call should sort that if so. V similar to the kids electron yeah (but minus the overall monthly limit etc that the electron has).




    thanks sean, a star as always :-D

    Original Poster

    t0mm

    [url]www.splashplastic.com[/url]Use them if you really want a prepay, I … [url]www.splashplastic.com[/url]Use them if you really want a prepay, I think its decent I was gonna get one.



    i was looking for one with no monthly fee :thumbsup:
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