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Kalixa Prepaid Card Review 4 Stars

MasterCard PayPass™ Contactless card technology enables customers to quickly make purchases of £20 or under
Kalixa Prepaid Card

GBP CARD

£6.95
Issue Fee
  • Monthly Fee £0.00
  • UK POS £0.00
  • UK ATM £1.75
  • FX FEE 0%
  • INTL POS £0.00
  • INTL ATM 2.25%
  • LOAD Free via Barclays, Wage Transfer, £1.95% via Credit/Debit card

FREE KALIXA CARD OFFER

Get the contactless Kalixa Card for FREE - that is a saving on the card fee of £6.95 when making an initial load of £50 or more using  the promo code US13M8 during card registration.

Visit the Kalixa Website to find out more.

Offer Expires: 10th April, 2013
Kalixa is a new breed of Contactless Prepaid MasterCard® – it's pay-as-you-go so there's no credit agreement, it’s not linked to your bank account and you can only spend what you have loaded onto it.

With no monthly account charges and no transaction fees, Kalixa is a practical and cost-effective alternative to a credit or debit card. It's globally accepted – online, on the high street or at cash machines – in fact anywhere that accepts MasterCard.

Kalixa's quick and easy online application can be completed in less than 2 minutes. To register, all you need is an active email address and a valid postal address (so we can send your shiny new Kalixa Card to you within 5-7 days). Just make a minimum load of £10 and you’re away!

No transaction is too small, but with a maximum balance capacity of £9,000 you can use Kalixa to pay for anything from a newspaper to a new car ... or a big night out to the night-bus home! With Kalixa’s full online account management it's easy to keep track of your spending, allowing you to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re on top of your finances.

Kalixa. Control your cash.
An excellent card design is complemented with a competitive fee structure and excellent customer service. With Free POS transactions and fixed fee ATM withdrawals the Kalixa prepaid MasterCard is an excellent Pay As You Go Prepaid MasterCard. Contactless card allows fast and convenient transactions up to £15.
Only a GBP card is available - hence the card may not be ideal for use as a travel card in Euro/Dollar regions but Kalixa do boast market leading exchange rates and NO FX fees - so you might actually be better off than using some EURO/USD cards. A very good general spend everyday money prepaid card proposition.
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Rating: 4

Application Process  5 Stars

The applications process is quite simple. .

  • Apply online – You can apply for a shiny new Kalixa Prepaid MasterCard at www.kalixa.com. A quick 2 minute application process; you will require an active email address and a valid postal address (to receive the card).To complete the application, you must complete your first load of £10 – this can be done online using a credit or debit card, or via bank transfer.

That's it really and your card should be delivered to you in 5-7 days.

Card Features  5 Stars

  • Free POS Transactions: No transaction fee on Point of sale purchases.
  • High Load and Card Limits.
  • Chip & PIN Secure: User selected PIN at registration.

Card Design  5 Stars

Black is back and the guys at Kalixa have certainly got their focus group results spot on. A high quality matt laminate finish, the Kalixa prepaid MasterCard card is sure to stand out in your pocket and in your hand. Very cool and very modern.

Card Fees  4 Stars

The Kalixa Prepaid MasterCard is one of the few prepaid cards which allows loading via credit card – an excellent feature for those who love the convenience of online banking and transactions.

  • Card Issue Fee: £6.95* – See special offer above
  • Monthly Fee: Free
  • Transaction Fee UK: Free
  • ATM Withdrawal Fee UK: £1.75.
  • Reload Fee: Free via Barclays, £1.95% via Credit/Debit card & Fress via Salary Transfer.

Account Management  5 Stars

The Kalixa Prepaid Mastercard card team provide full online account management via the Kalixa Website. Using the online interface you can manage your prepaid card account including

  • statements,
  • account changes and
  • loading options.

Using broad  4 Stars

The Kalixa Prepaid card is MasterCard branded which at last count means that you can use your card at over 29.5 million retailers around the globe as well as at over 1.5 million ATM's to withdraw cash.

The card is currently available in GBP only which makes it ideal for use at home in the UK but usage abroad will incur an exchange rate but no FX fee. POS transactions are still free but ATM withdrawals will set you back £2.25 but again no additional FX fee is charged – so not really recommended for making ATM withdrawals abroad.

Also for usage in USD and EURO regions, it may be wiser to get a specific Euro or Dollar Prepaid travel card although with NO FX fee's and market leading exchange rates, the Kalixa card is a better traveller than most. However, if you are looking to travel to a non Euro/Dollar region, then the Kalixa Prepaid Card is as competitive as they come.

*SPECIAL OFFER: ZERO FX FEES ABROAD : FX FEES permanently waived. NO FX FEES – Save up for a nice big prezzie with Kalixa!

Reload Options  5 Stars

Options galore with the Kalixa Prepaid card as they offer a variety of options including some fixed fee and free options. You can load your Kalixa MasterCard as follows

  • Barclays Branches using Cash – FREE
  • Bank Transfer – FREE
  • Online Credit Card – 1.95%
  • Online Debit Card – 1.95%
  • Click & Buy – 5.00%
  • Moneybookers – 3.5% (min £1.00)
  • Salary Transfers – Free

An excellent range of options and Kalixa is one of the few providers to offer the convenience of online loading via credit and debit card – an excellent feature indeed.

Customer Services  5 Stars

The Kalixa prepaid card customer services team can be reached using the online contact form on the Kalixa Website or via phone. Customer services details are as follows.

  • By Telephone : 02076367319 (Standard rates from BT Landlines)
  • Website: Using the Contact form on the Kalixa Website
  • Lost and Stolen: 0800 783 7087 (UK), 0044 207 580 4038 (Abroad)
  • By Post:Vincento Payment Solutions Ltd., PO Box 6272, London, W1T 4TP, UK

Complaints Procedure  5 Stars

Kalixa are dedicated to responding to all complaints addressed through Customer Services within 24 hours. Formal complaints will be responded to within 5 days.

Complaints can be made via phoning the Customer service team on: 02076367319 (Standard rates from BT Landlines). Alternatively, you may email complaints@kalixa.com (free).

If you are still not satisfied after following our procedures, you can ask the Ombudsman to review the complaint. Alternatively you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SR or telephone 0845 080 1800. Calls may be recorded.

Awards  2 Stars

The Kalixa Prepaid Card has just been launched recently and has already received some excellent reviews in the press. It was recently named as the “bargain of the week” by Independent & featured among national press including Independent, Daily Telegraph & Daily Mail. Definitely a case of “Watch this space”!!

Overall Card Ratings  4 Stars

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What Kalixa Cardholders say...

  • I congratulate you for the excellent service that you have provided me.

    Nicola S., Italy

  • Many thanks for that. Excellent customer service!

    Sean B., UK

  • It was really super. We used them in taxis, hotels, shops, airports. Really convenient.

    Malachy O., Ireland

  • I found out about ukash through the money saving expert websitevand it is truly great for when travelling in Europe. I got the euro pre-paid travel mastercard, which you get for free and no charge for delivery. It says on the website 5-7 days for delivery and I got mine in 5 days exactly. So simple to register the card and you get the PIN immediately via text, so you can use straight away. You use it just like you would your own card but no charges for using abroad and was by far the best rate I could find when I was topping it up with euros. Easy to top up and view your balance using an online account and secure as anytime an important transaction was made you get an email. Couldn't recommend this any more!!

    Emma

  • I decided to get a Ukash card as my son was off to the USA on a school trip and I didn't want him taking money or travellers' cheques. It tuned out to be a great decision as he lost cash but fortunately not the card so he still had a good time.

    Richard

  • Having read the positive reviews about the Ukash Travel Money Card, I decided to give it a go and I am now very happy I did. The exchange rates are fantastic and good value for money. The website was very simple to use and I got my card within 5 days. I will tell all my family and friends about Ukash.

    Joy

  • Not usually one to leave reviews, however this product was really useful. Used it to exchange some Euros for a short trip and was cheaper than the airport. Also didnt incur any charges while out there.

    Ben Gough

  • Trouble free, decent telephone support. Have used the card without problems.

    James Cummins

  • Been using them for some time now and I've been pretty happy with the transaction process thus far. Some ecommerce store only accept them instead of Paypal especially stores from the Asia region. Verification can take some time but since it's for our own protection, I guess it's acceptable.

    James Darronte

  • Have been using for a month to pay online stores that do not accept paypal. Fairly good security/verification processes leave me feeling confident my finances are secure.

    Mark Hewetson

  • So far it was the best and easiest way for me to make online transactions and payments. I ditched paypal and alertpay, cause there were too much hustle and online policies, which ruined online shopping, at least for me.

    Bosica

  • I've used the T24 BlackCard for about two years now, and I recommend it to friends and clients whenever I can. It's easy to use and they've got extremely forthcoming and personal service. My firm has chosen to implement the card as part of our partner packages as the obvious way of managing our payrolls and travel expenses.

    Michael Philips

  • My experience using T24 BlackCard could not be better. It is secure, worldwide accepted and high available. But what is exceptional is the support provided by the T24 Black Card Team. I feel myself a premium customer. I recommend it.

    Christoph Schulz

  • I chose Pockit because it is easy and safe to use both online and in-store, since you can only spend what is available on the card you can really manage your money. The cashback offers are an additional benefit!

    Maurice, Kilmarnock

  • We use the Pockit Prepaid Card for all our household expenses as it is easy to keep track of what is being spent. We try and use it at participating retailers as much as possible so we save on a weekly basis

    Vaneesha, London

  • The card works great, I’ve mainly been using it for the cashback deals, I buy as much as I can from M&S instead of other places. I have found it so easy to setup and use. I remind myself of where I can save by looking on the website every so often

    Meheen, London

  • Just wanted to say what a fab idea this is, I can now have the convenience of using a card when I have funds – it’s brilliant. Thank you.

    Janice, Worcester

  • I really like my Pockit card, it rewards me for doing my shopping at places like M&S and Halfords

    Sue, Chichester

  • Great features, looks and feels great to use compared to most banking apps

    Brian Crook

  • Easy to use. Easy to transfer funds from my bank to the card. Notifications are good. All round good app. Thanks.

    Adrian Stainton

  • Really quick to use - I can load my card in the queue for train tickets!! It makes keeping track of my spending dead simple.

    Anon

  • Downloaded the app, added a card and loaded money all in one breath... no hassle. Even logged in online to make sure everything was ok... and it was! As a frequent Orange Cash user this app is PERFECT.

    Marie Davis

  • Being an Orange card heavy user this app is a god send! Very simple and easy to use...immediate money upload too. Just what this excellent card needed to compliment it.

    Peter Butterworth

  • So far so good! Easy to access my account on line, or check the balance at the ATM ecept the nearest local one which is visa and link only! Able to add standing orders to companies at my convienience, make transferrs or use the card as a debit card. Follow up has also been good with a couple of calls to make sure I'm happy with the service and am able to gain access without problems. Much more helpful than my previous TSB bank who I'd been with from childhood....I'm now 55. I've never done internet Banking til I started with Clearcash... They made the transition so easy.

    Anon

  • I have had troubles in getting a bank in the high street, and going through troubles with my debt i was left in disarray with my finances! i found that no high street would touch me with my awful credit rating.. yet when i stumbled upon Clearcash i found it was the thing i was waiting sooo long for! they gave me instant approval and no credit checks, i now have my very little salary paid in (lol) and have child benefits etc put in.. very happy with all at clearcash! best thing is they have an account called Pay monthly, this is helping my credit rating get boosted :) yaaay! 10/10

    Joethedon1958

  • I have had a ClearCash card for a few years now and recently received an email saying they are changing the service. They are now utilising Cashplus who are quite a large outfit but the card is still ClearCash. Simple process to transfer and ClearCash call centre there to help. Cashplus customer service wasnt as good - but answered my queries. Got lots of confidence with ClearCash, unlike others, they listen to your feedback! Now got my own account number and sort code which is really helpful too!

    Gregor123

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