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07 Aug 2023

The Skrill Prepaid Mastercard®: a convenient option for travelling

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Whether you travel frequently or sporadically, you’ll know that carrying cash can be a security concern.

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Cash is very easy to steal or misplace, but virtually impossible to recover. Carrying large amounts can make you an easy target for thieves, the real value can decrease with each currency
conversion, and you will also lose money whenever you withdraw from an ATM that isn’t part of your bank’s network.

Credit cards, on the other hand, have the following drawbacks:

  • You can easily fall into debt if you don’t keep up with repayments
  • High interest rates mean you can end up paying back far more than you’ve spent
  • Some cards charge an annual fee, even if you don’t use them often
  • Impulse purchases can arise from having easy access to a high credit limit
  • Your credit card details may be stolen and used to rack up large bills, particularly in destinations with high rates of fraud.

If you want an alternative to credit cards, you have an excellent option in prepaid cards like the Skrill Mastercard.

The main reasons for choosing a Skrill card include:

  • Peace of mind – If your credit or debit card is lost or stolen, you may have to phone your bank and ask someone to cancel it over the phone. With the Skrill Mastercard, you can quickly and easily lock your card via the Skrill app.
  • Budget control – Load your prepaid card with the amount you want to spend on your trip. In this way, it’s much easier to stick within your budget and avoid unnecessary expenses.
  • Security – Your Skrill Mastercard isn’t linked to your bank account so you can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that the savings in your bank account won’t be at risk if your card is lost or stolen.
person paying with the Skrill Mastercard

How to get your Skrill Mastercard

Applying for your Skrill Mastercard couldn’t be easier. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Create a Skrill account online via your computer or the Skrill app.
2. Visit the “Skrill Card” section of your account and click on “Get your card now”.
3. Set your card PIN.
4. Check your shipping address and agree to our “Terms and Conditions”.
5. Select a delivery option and click “Confirm”.
6. Receive your Skrill Mastercard within 6 business days with express delivery.

accessing the Mastercard on mobile app

7. However, with the new “instant issuance” feature, you don’t have to wait. You can immediately access the digital copy of your card to shop online or add it to Apple Pay® or Google Pay™.
8. Once you’ve received your physical card, activate it at a store or ATM by inserting it into the card reader and entering the PIN. From there, you can use it for contactless payments in any shop that accepts a Mastercard.

Prepaid cards are a hassle-free, secure way to pay when travelling abroad.

The Skrill Mastercard is a smart and sensible choice because it gives you the power to manage your money on the go, wherever your travels take you.

Get your Skrill card today and see how it makes everyday spending easy.

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