Splash Plastic prepaid card review
|What Prepaid? SummaryDate Reviewed: May 2008
Splash Plastic was the UK’s first and original prepaid card, and has been around since 2001. However, it’s recently undergone a number of changes. It’s now Maestro branded, so acceptance has increased to around 9 million locations around the world. Its also accepted at ATM’s around the world displaying the Cirrus or Maestro brandmark.
No credit check or bank account is required. 100% approval of all applicants above the age of 10 (Below 14 need parental consent)
SplashPlastic’s Maestro badge means that you are not charged to load funds back onto the card from gambling and gaming websites; a fantastic bonus for those of you who use the web to have a flutter.
Great account alerts function allows you to keep up to date with your top ups and balance
You can top up from your wages for free, all you have to do is sign the personalised form you receive with your card
Unlike most other prepaid cards, where you can only add one additional cardholder, Splash allows up to 4 additional cards to be added. This is great news for users wishing to share money overseas, and means that 4 family members could all have an additional card, even if they do not live in the UK.
What’s not so good?
Fees! You will be subjected to reload and usage fees, which will soon add-up, so do your sums before you apply.