Prepaid cards have often been compared to debit cards and even credit cards (often being incorrectly referred to as a prepaid credit card), but there are some key differences. In this article, we will explain how prepaid cards work, and how to get yourself a Skrill Prepaid Mastercard®.
What is a prepaid card?
A prepaid card is essentially a card that stores money, and its value can be topped up. This works in a similar way to how a gift card works.
It is different to a debit card, as with a prepaid card, there is no bank account storing the money. For example, when you deposit into your Skrill wallet, you can spend the funds with your Skrill Prepaid Mastercard®. Spending with your wallet balance also means you cannot be overdrawn.
How do I get a prepaid card?
Getting your Skrill Prepaid Mastercard is simple. All you have to do is log in to your Skrill account, head over to the Skrill Card tab, enter a few details and order your card. Your card will arrive within 10 business days. If you want it sooner, you can order it with express delivery.
Please also ensure that you have verified your Skrill account.
Why choose a prepaid card?
When you spend with a prepaid card from Skrill, there are no credit checks and your payments are not linked to a bank account, therefore no details are shared. This means your spending can remain secure, and you can trust that your details will not be exposed.
When using a prepaid card, you will only be able to spend the amount that has been loaded to your card. With Skrill, only the funds in the Skrill wallet can be accessed for spending with the Skrill card. This can be extremely effective when budgeting, as you will not be able to overdraw.
Our Skrill Prepaid Mastercard can be used anywhere that accepts Mastercard. You can make speedy contactless payments in stores and online, as well as withdraw cash at ATMs worldwide. Plus, you can add a Skrill card to Apple Pay®* and Google Pay®. Find out how you can get started with Apple Pay here.
Skrill Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®
We also have a Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®, which provides another prepaid card option. It works exactly like the physical card, but is completely digital. You can use the virtual prepaid card to spend online anywhere Mastercard is accepted.
Furthermore, with Apple and Google Pay, you can add the virtual card to your everyday devices to make contactless payments.
Find out more here.
*Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, Face ID, iPhone, and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Touch Bar is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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