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Updated on January 6, 2011

Many consumers have had a need for some type of financial product that is more convenient than cash and can be used at most retailers to purchase products and services. Increasingly it seems that more and more people turn to a pre-paid credit or debit card as a financial solution for their some of their personal finance needs. This page outlines the official website for Mastercard prepaid cards. A leader in personal credit cards and pre-paid debit cards, Mastercard offers consumers flexible options and financial solutions that cover many consumers' needs. From their website they provide information on various types of card products that include Mastercard Everyday Prepaid Card, the pre-paid gift Card and the Travel card. These personal cards provide the convenience of guaranteed approval, no credit check and no bank account is required.

MasterCard Worldwide has business operations around the world and it's primary business is as a payment processor company. They facilitate the processing of payments between banks and banking partners that utilize credit and debit cards with the MasterCard brand. Before you use your new card, you will need to call or visit their website in order to activate and register your pre-paid card before using. The activation and registration requirements will vary by the type of card you get. Therefore, it is important to read the printed materials that come packaged with your card that outline the requirements and explain how to activate and register your card. Information

Prepaid Personal Cards from MasterCard

Their official website for Mastercard prepaid cards will outline specific details and answer other questions you may have about the card such as how to check your card balance that is available to spend, how to activate or register, how to add money to your account online, where can i get the prepaid giftcard and travel card and how to use these cards online or for in-store purchases. In general, these personal card products can be used to purchase products, merchandise and services at any establishment that accepts Debit Mastercard. 

As with any financial product or service, it is important to fully understand all of the terms, conditions, fees, expenses and charges of a specific product before committing yourself to those terms.

How The Pre-Paid Card Process Works

To use these products, the process is simple and straightforward.

1. Get your personal prepaid card online or at a retail store.
2. Activate and register your card when it is received and before using.
3. Add funds and a cash value amount to your card. You can usually do this online or in the retail store.
4. You can then use the card to make purchases for any product or service that accepts Debit MasterCard.
5. When you utilize all of the cash value, you will then need to reload and add more cash value to the card to continue purchase use.

How to reload your card is a frequent question many consumers have about this product.  In general, this can be accomplished in different ways. You can utilize the card swipe method where you have your card swiped at participating locations, and your predetermined cash value is added back to the card and is ready to use once again. The Green Dot MoneyPak method can also be used to reload your Mastercard prepaid debit card.

Disclaimer: The content of this page is not affiliated with the company names or products discussed, listed, presented or shown. The information provided is for general information purposes only and without warranties of any kind. Company names and products shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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