Credit Card Review & Application

National Autism Awareness Prepaid MasterCard


out of 5

- Charity debit card that donations portion for Spectrum Support
- Receive your paycheck or tax refund by Direct Deposit
- Remotely deposit checks right from your phone
- Convenient Android and iPhone apps
- Share funds with fellow MasterCard cardholders
- Access more than 24,000 surcharge-free ATMs
- 24/7 support and MasterCard Zero Liability (*Conditions and exceptions apply- see cardholder agreement)
- No overdraft fees, late fees, or minimum balance

Introductory APR: N/A*
Introductory Period: N/A
APR on Purchases: N/A *
Annual Fee: $0*
Card Issuer: The Bancorp Inc.
Card Network: Mastercard®
Card Category: Consumer (Stored Value)
Card Type: - Affinity Card
- Card for Bad Credit
- Co-Branded Card
- Instant Decision Card
- Prepaid Debit Card
- Teen Debit Card
Credit Needed: Accepts All*

The National Autism Awareness Prepaid MasterCard is ideal for a number of consumers. First, it places a focus on the importance of autism, the goals of researchers looking for a cure and those looking to better understand Autism as a whole. But it's more than that. This Special Edition charity prepaid card, offered through the MasterCard network, includes no credit check for approval. Users have access to free direct deposit, the possibility for no monthly maintenance fees and no annual fee. Plus, users have the option of balance transfers. In an ever-changing financial sector, balance transfers have saved consumers millions of dollars in recent years. It's a great option and one that's not always available for prepaid cards.

The MasterCard prepaid cards have an easy sign-up process. Users are offered many designs to choose from, the option of personalizing their card and the absence of many of the burdensome fees, including no late fees, no overdraft fees, no minimum balance requirements and the added safety feature of MasterCard's Verified ID provides peace of mind for those concerned about growing privacy and online vulnerability issues. The sign-up takes mere seconds.

Once you receive your new prepaid MasterCard, activating it is easy. Simply call the 800 number included with your new MasterCard prepaid card and follow the prompts. Because of MasterCard's commitment to consumer safety, you can be sure this process is secure. And speaking of safety, MasterCard has employed the latest in technology to combat the growing number of online vulnerabilities we've all heard so much about. You can shop, pay bills and transfer money with confidence knowing you have MasterCard's full commitment to safety.

Loading your MasterCard prepaid card is easy, too. Direct Deposit is the easiest and most convenient way to load your card and when you do this, your monthly maintenance fee could be waived. This ensures a true low-fee alternative to bank accounts and the interest rates associated with traditional credit cards. All you have to do is ensure a minimum dollar amount is deposited via direct deposit over the prior 30 days. Then sit back and enjoy your smart financial decisions.

Other load options include the popular Green Dot MoneyPak and Western Union. You can take advantage of the convenient Reload Locator, conveniently located on the MasterCard site, to find physical locations in your hometown that allow reload options. Want to know your balance at 3 a.m.? Be sure to install the Android or iPhone apps. You can load checks, check your balance, pay bills and more.

There's no inactivity fee, which is great considering consumers say this is one of their biggest complaints about the collective prepaid market. Both international and domestic ATM fees are competitive; always a bonus for those who travel often. If you need the assistance of an over the counter withdrawal fee, no problem. We pride ourselves on the availability of our customer service team. Other fees include an optional rush fee if you need your new MasterCard prepaid card fast, a low foreign currency conversion fee and if you ever lose your card, give us a call. We'll rush a new one to you and will work hard to protect you from those wishing to illegally use your card.

Offered and issued through The Bancorp Bank, this FDIC insured financial product comes with all of the security and safety mechanisms found in traditional financial products. Because it's MasterCard, you have the backing of one of the largest global payments technology companies. MasterCard, known for its safety, global recognition and commitment to the financial sector, connects merchants, governments, consumers and banks with a family of prepaid financial products and a host of other credit tools.

If you're 18 years old, you qualify for this new prepaid card. It's ideal for young adults in college, those without a traditional bank and those who are simply frustrated with rising banking costs. With an easy approval process, a host of conveniences and the MasterCard logo, this is a powerful alternative that provides everything consumers today are looking for.

The review prepared by . Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer.

Other Benefits: *See Terms and Conditions for other benefits
Online Account Access: Yes
Introductory APR: N/A*
Introductory Period: N/A*
APR on Purchases: N/A *
Annual Fee: $0*
Grace Period: N/A*
Late Payment Fee: N/A*
Balance Transfer: No
Opening Minimum: See Terms
Application Fee: See Terms
ATM Fee: See Terms
Additional Fees Foreign Transaction Fee 2.95% (per transaction)
Balance Inquiry Domestic ATM - $1.00
Balance Inquiry Intl. ATM - $1.00
Balance Inquiry PIN & ATM - $1.00
CSR Express Delivery Fee - $20.00
Card Account Closure Fee - $7.00
Card Activation Fee - No fee
Customer Support Live Agent - No fee
Domestic ATM Cash Withdrawal - $3.00
Enrollment Fee - No fee
Inactivity Fee - No fee
Intl. ATM Cash Withdrawal - $3.00
Monthly Maintenance Fee - $5.95
POS Transactions Fee - No fee
Paper Copy of Statement Fee - $2.00
Replacement Card fee - $7.50
Value Load (Direct Deposit) - No fee
Value Load (Retail Location) - No fee
Voice Response Unit (VRU) Inquiry - No fee

We do not offer online application for this card at the moment.

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* The information provided for National Autism Awareness Prepaid MasterCard® is believed to be accurate at the time of evaluation (Jun 25, 2016). We strongly advise visitors to review the terms and conditions to verify accuracy of the information and fees posted prior to applying for the product.

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