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Prepaid Debit Card

Can a Prepaid Card Replace a Current Account?

A prepaid debit card has emerged as a useful payment option for many people for many different reasons. It has allowed them to have a payment card and the ability to pay for goods and services without having to open a conventional current account or bank account with a traditional bank.

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Prepaid Cards: What you Can and Can’t do With One

What you Can do With a Prepaid Debit Card Load Money Onto a Prepaid Card A prepaid card works by having money loaded onto it. You can load cash onto your card at certain…

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About Contactless Payments and How They Work

We may think of contactless payments as a relatively new phenomenon, but they have actually been around longer than you think. The first contactless transaction took place in the UK in 2007….

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10 Facts about Mobile Banking

For better or for worse, for many of us, our phones have become an essential part of our daily lives. In fact, we have come to rely on them so much that…

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Can you Live Without Having a Bank Branch on your Doorstep?

There’s no doubt that smartphones have revolutionised many aspects of our lives, not least in the area of personal banking. Yes, they have given us greater access to online banking, but many phones now…

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What are the Main Advantages of Prepaid Cards?

Prepaid cards are a handy and hassle-free way of paying with a debit card even if you don’t have an online bank account. They allow users to load money onto them and then…

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Pros and Cons of a Cash-Only Lifestyle

Discover the pros and cons of using only cash to pay for your daily living expenses.

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Mobile Banking – A Brief History

Banking has probably undergone more changes in the last couple of decades than it had in the previous two centuries, and most of that is down to the advent of the internet and…

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Do I Need to Have a Bank Account to Get a Debit Card?

When the first debit cards arrived on the scene in the late 1980s, they were all issued by banks and linked to current accounts. The vast majority of debit cards draw money from a…

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