Vienna, 12 August 2014 - paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH, member of the international Skrill Group, is the world's leading provider in prepaid solutions for online payments. Building on its existing products, paysafecard now offers a prepaid Mastercard that provides paysafecard customers with an even greater range and choice of where they can pay - according to their own needs and circumstances. The card, which enjoys the full functionality of a Mastercard, is topped up with paysafecard credit to offer both the advantages of a prepaid system combined with the strength of a credit card accepted worldwide. This innovative product is now available to all customers for paying both online and offline at millions of shops. Thanks to paysafecard, even those without a bank account now have access to a credit card.
The costs comparative to a conventional credit card are minimal: In addition to an annual fee of €9.99, there is a standard prepaid top-up fee (4%), as well an ATM cash withdrawal fee and a charge for payments made in foreign currencies. Paying with the card is free of charge.
The prepaid card for everyone
paysafecard Mastercard is only topped up with paysafecard, which is available at local sales outlets such as petrol stations and newsagents. paysafecard Mastercard is then available as a physical card topped up with this amount and ready to use everywhere in the world Mastercard is accepted: This includes shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as online vendors. Plus, it can be used to make cash withdrawals from any ATM. paysafecard Mastercard can be topped up again with paysafecard at any time.
Total spending control and no overdraft
The prepaid principle excludes overdrafts and unwanted surplus spending thanks to the fact that only the credit topped up to the card can be used. This ensures that customers have complete control of their spending.
Customers without a conventional credit card can now enjoy all the benefits of cashless payments with paysafecard Mastercard - including online, in shops and in everyday life. Especially products only available to credit card holders are now also accessible to those without a conventional credit card. These include online flight bookings, hotel reservations, car rentals and intercity train tickets. Plus, many discounts only available when paying by credit card are now also available to everyone - such as cheap train tickets or overnight accommodation.
Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH, on the joint product of two world-leading players:"paysafecard Mastercard expands the paysafecard product portfolio enormously. Now, everywhere Mastercard is accepted, paysafecard can also be used to pay. More and more users value prepaid cards allowing them to enjoy the convenience of paying by credit card while retaining optimal control over their finances. paysafecard Mastercard is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to pay simply, quickly and safely online and offline, meaning both in shops and online shops, at more than 35 million acceptance points."
A personal card for customers aged 16 and over
paysafecard Mastercard is available to adults aged 18 and over. For users aged 16 and over, there is paysafecard Mastercard Youth Card. This requires parental consent. Additionally, this card may only be used for products and websites suitable for this age group. Details on applicable limits are available at https://www.paysafecard.com/en-ie/products/mastercard/
paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies) - www.paysafecard.com - is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Dusseldorf, Lucerne, New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000 and is a 100% subsidiary of the Skrill Group. The company is now present in 39 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution which anyone can use. No bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, YUNA and Happy Schenkcard. paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include Paybefore Awards in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as Paybefore Awards Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies in 2013.
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