Just had a email saying BF are doing away with Their prepaid master card we've always been really happy with this card load it easily with £'s they convert to €'s for free whats the alternative
I don't bank with Barclay's , and this card is only for those without bank accounts, no standing charge, no foreign fees even for cash withdrawals and 0.25% cashback, mine runs out later this year, not sure if they will roll over benefits to replacement card, if they don't I'll go elsewhere.I do bank with Barclays but sent back the Barclay Card when they introduced the standing charge for it
Thanks Davy, For a number of reasons I have hardly used it.@jagmanx I also have a Jaja card. I used the post office credit card without a problem at home and abroad for years. Great customer service too! I have successfully followed the procedure to update my access to the jaja card app.
However I am appalled at the reviews and complaints large numbers of people have posted on the terrible customer services and failed payments. I have put my card in the safe for the time being until the service settles down, although I am not convinced I will stay long term. I don’t think I have ever seen a company with such a bad set of reviews on Trust pilot. You may wish to check it if you haven’t already. Fortunately my wife has a Santander credit card with zero charges abroad. This will cover the gap until I decide wether to ditch jaja and get a different card.
Here we are 6 months gone by and still just at the planning stage. Spirits really at a low nowPlanning for euro trips might be a bit premature - but maybe hoping will keep the spirits up
FWIW, I just checked the T&Cs for that card as Post Office Travel Money is normally a terrible deal. It appears that Mastercard set the exchange rate at the point of spending but the PO set it when you withdraw the residue on return (just like FairFX did) and that rate is likely disadvantageous. However, for me the real deal breaker is section 4.5 of the T&Cs as there is a lot you can't use the card for and a lot of this is stuff for which you'd need to be able to use the card if things go wrong. Things you can't or shouldn't use the card for include Self-service filling stations, car hire, hotels, tolls, onboard ships, on the 'net and anywhere the merchant can't get authorisation directly from the PO (as opposed to Mastercard).Here we are 6 months gone by and still just at the planning stage. Spirits really at a low now
No one mentioned the Post Office card but have gone with it as seemed simplest option
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Netherlands has always been a problem with cards outside of the main tourist areas, we have Mastercard and Visa cards, but often cash has to be used. They where supposed to be enabling better card payments in last couple of years.That said, to be fair, we had issues in the Netherlands (where very few restaurants, bars etc. take cards) and at one French supermarket (Intermarche IIRC) we had to use a particular pump as it was the only one where you pay at the cashier.
But Your not checking it against equal cards. We didn't want other bank accounts which go with the cards you used for comparison. The BF card we had for several years did all we needed it for buying fuel an gas only when there's a attendant is no problem tolls are handled with a toll tag which we pay monthly acc with this card. If it works as the BF card for large amounts it can be topped up with our credit card if the need arises
For info, I have a Halifax Clarity credit card and I didn't need a Halifax bank account to get it. For that, although I once had a Halifax mortgage, I've never had a Halifax bank account.But Your not checking it against equal cards. We didn't want other bank accounts which go with the cards you used for comparison. The BF card we had for several years did all we needed it for buying fuel an gas only when there's a attendant is no problem tolls are handled with a toll tag which we pay monthly acc with this card. If it works as the BF card for large amounts it can be topped up with our credit card if the need arises