Mastercard® Travel Cards Tips, Info & FAQs
A prepaid card that can be used for travel or anything else
Planning the perfect vacation? Purchase one of our prepaid travel cards. They are safer to carry than cash or checks, and protect your identity better than a credit card. Simply choose the amount you want to load on the card, and then use it almost anywhere.
4 Reasons to Use a Travel Card While You're Abroad
Why use a travel card? Simply put, it’s one of the best ways to make your grand adventure easier. Prepaid travel cards offer several advantages over other payment methods.
1. They are safer to carry than cash
If your travel card is lost or stolen, you can report it immediately to us, and we’ll refund you the balance. The same cannot be said of cash—once it’s gone, it’s usually gone forever.
2. … And more convenient
Forget having to keep track of wads of foreign currency. Keep your small bills for tipping and taxis, and use your travel card to pay for things like hotels, excursions, and car rentals.
3. They also have advantages over credit and debit cards
Unlike a credit or debit card, a prepaid travel card isn’t directly connected to your bank account. That means even if it is stolen, it can’t be used to look up sensitive info like your social security number, or to draw additional funds from your bank.
4. They help you stick to a budget
When you go abroad, there’s a temptation sometimes to spend too much. Because you can decide exactly how much you want on your travel card, it helps you stay within your budget at all times.
How much is the Travel Card?
Does it have a recurring fee?
Not initially. However, after 12 months, the card will assess a $2.95 monthly inactivity fee.
If I lose it, can I get my money back?
Yes, as long as there is a balance on the card.
Can I reload a travel card?
Yes! There is a small fee assessed ($2.95) per reload.
Can I get a pin for the travel card?
Yes. Call the customer service number found on the back of the card to get a pin.
Is there a fee for pin-based purchases?
Yes. Point of Sale transactions have a 50 cent fee per transaction.
What kind of travel cards are there?
We offer two different designs for our travel cards.
How long can I use the travel card before it expires?
The expiration date is listed on the front of the card.
Who can I contact if my card is not working, or if I need to know my balance?
Call our toll-free customer service line at 1-866-496-6183. You can also visit myprepaidbalance.com or download the my prepaid app.
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Mastercard® Travel Cards Why United Texas
- No monthly fees
- Load up to $3,000 on the card
- Withdraw up to $1,500 at a time
- Unlimited reloads
- One-time, $11 purchase fee
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Mastercard® Travel Cards How it Works
Purchasing a prepaid travel card with United Texas is fast, safe, and simple.
If you are not already a member of our credit union, sign up today. All you need to do is open a $5.00 minimum savings account.
Head into one of our branches, where you’ll be able to purchase a prepaid travel card that can be used practically anywhere.
Your vacation awaits!