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Prepaid Card

Prepaid cards combine flexibility and affordability by allowing you to load and spend your own money, making them an ideal alternative for managing and paying for your business’s fuel expenses.

Accepted at
Average fuel use per month
Use the slider to see the estimated fuel savings for each card.

The number of locations you can use the card Locations
The monthly fee for each fuel card Card fees
The amount you’ll save off the pump price Fuel Discounts
The estimated savings calculated by discount x fuel usage Savings

Pros & Cons

What's good?

No bank account required
Can help with budgeting
Anyone can apply
No monthly fees

What's not so good?

Cannot limit to just fuel purchases
No fuel discounts apply
Some providers charge reload fees
Still need to keep receipts

Our review

Our review of the Prepaid Card

Visa and Mastercard are two of the biggest financial services in the world, with both offering prepaid cards for day-to-day spending and fast, easy money loading options. Prepaid cards can be an ideal choice for business owners who want to take charge of their business’s fuel expenses, without the some of the obstacles associated with traditional fuel cards (like needing to be in business for 12 months or longer before you apply, high monthly card fees, a limit to where you can use the fuel card and so on).

It’s important to note that Mastercard and Visa prepaid cards aren’t specifically fuel cards, but rather can be used as an alternative to fuel cards. You can preload and continue to reload the cards for your employees to use when filling up their work vehicle. However, because you can’t set limits to where the card can be used, it becomes a matter of trust between you and your employees. As a result, receipts also need to be kept when filling up at fuel stations, which can be a hassle and is one of the main benefits of a fuel card – that all transactions are tied to the card account and paper receipts aren’t necessary.

What we do like about prepaid Mastercard and Visa cards is there is no minimum amount of time you need to be in business to apply, and they easily integrate with Google, Apple and Samsung digital wallets.

Now, where it gets tricky is there are a range of Visa and Mastercard prepaid card issuers, and each supplier is unique in its features. For example, some prepaid cards may charge a one-off fee when you buy them, which usually ranges from $5 to $11 per card. Some cards don’t charge a fee, or will waive this fee for existing customers. Meanwhile, some prepaid cards charge an initial loading fee, while others charge a fee every time you add more money to the card. Other fees, which depend on the card issuer, may include card replacement fees, cancellation fees, declined transaction fees and ATM withdrawal fees. Meanwhile, how much you can load onto the card at any given time is also dependent on the card issuer. So, it’s important you understand all fees and charges related to the card before you apply.

Security features

Like debit and credit cards, Visa Prepaid Cards are protected by Visa’s Zero Liability Policy, which means that you won’t be held responsible for any fraudulent charges or unauthorised purchases made with your card or account information. Your funds will be held securely at ANZ. Meanwhile, Mastercard has a similar Zero Liability Protection policy in place.

Where can I use my Visa or Mastercard Prepaid Card?

Anywhere that accepts Visa or Mastercard!

How to pay your Visa or Mastercard Prepaid Card

Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards aren’t credit cards – they’re debit. You need to load cash funds onto the cards to use them.

Card Features/Costs/Fees

Card features depend on the card issuer, so it’s important you speak with a sales representative to find out all the important details like:

  • Initial cost of the card
  • Replacement card fees
  • Loading and reloading fees
  • ATM withdrawal fees
  • How much you can load on a card at a time

Applying for a Visa or Mastercard prepaid card

Depending on the prepaid card you choose, you can either apply online or in person at participating retailers and banks. How to apply and the process will be different for each card, but below are the most common things you’ll need when applying.

  • Age
  • Personal detail
  • Initial load amount
  • Card activation
  • PIN
  • Sign the card

If you apply for a card in person, you should receive your card and be able to use your card straight away. If you apply online, you will need to wait for it to arrive via post.

Customer Support

Customer support will depend on the card issuer. We’d advise not directly calling Visa or Mastercard, as they will simply patch you through to the card issuer you choose.

The basics

Accepted at

Coles Express
EG Caltex
Puma Energy
Freedom Fuels

Discounts & Fees

Fuel Discounts
There are no fuel discounts
Card Fees
There are no monthly card fees
Transaction Fees
There are no transaction fees
Other Fees
Not specified
Processing Fees
Not specified
Credit Terms
Not specified

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