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What is the Sun Prepaid Card?

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Date Reviewed: September 2007

What is the Sun Prepaid Card?

The Sun MasterCard hit the UK in September 2007. This follows the successful launch of the Daily Mirror Quidity card earlier in the year. The Sun Prepaid card can be used at all retailers globally displaying the MasterCard brand mark.

What's Good ?

It's easy to pay for your Sun card, and this can be done by debit or credit card, SMS Text Message or by a Paysafe Voucher (available from PayPoint participating retailers)

Cards are also re-loadable at PayPoint now (FREE till March 2008) The Sun card has a relatively low ATM cash withdrawal fee, and operates on the MasterCard network, so would be a good choice if you are looking to share money with friends or relatives abroad

What's not so good ?

There may already be more cost effective prepaid cards available in the UK. So, depending on your intended use, it may be wise to review other prepay cards available, before making a selection. You will be charged a fee of 2.95% on all retail purchases, included those made within the UK.

Application Process - 4 star prepaid rating.

Getting a Sun card Tuxedo pack is easy! You can pay for the pack by SMS Text Message, Pay Safe Vouchers (available from Paypoint participating retailers) or by debit or credit card. You can expect you receive your card pack in around 7 days.

Card Designs - 3 star prepaid rating.

Only one Sun pre-paid card design is available, but it's Chip and PIN and will stand out from the crowd!

Fees - 3 star prepaid rating.

The Sun prepay card fees can add-up, depending upon your intended use, as whilst you are not charged a foreign exchange rate fee, a 2.95% fee is added to all retail transactions, regardless of whether they occur in the UK or abroad.The Tuxedo Sun prepaid card may be re-loaded for free over the bank counter, or for as little at 99p per reload at the Post Office. You can also reload at over 17,500 PayPoint locations throughout the UK for free until March 2008.UK ATM fees also represent good value, for example, a £200 UK ATM withdrawal will cost you £1.50. (1.5% of transaction value/£1.50 max)However, you will get hit with a 99p monthly fee if you do not use the card at least once every month (No charge in the first 2 months after activation)

Self Servicing - 4 star prepaid rating.

You get all the normal internet self services options that you have come to expect with online banking.
The Sun Tuxedo card is issued by Newcastle Building Society

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