What is Actually a Prepaid Credit Card?

by : Thomas LindstrÃ?m

Once you have money in your account, you're issued a that can be used anywhere one would use a regular credit card. The amount varies, but you can probably expect to pay about some amount to open a prepaid credit card account. In addition, you'll have to pay additional fees every time you deposit more cash into your prepaid credit card account. For those with bad credit, the benefits of a prepaid credit card far outweigh the risks. They're able to reserve rental cars or hotel rooms, and don't have to worry about credit card bills and interest payments later. The prepaid card may be a new idea, but it has no shortage of uses, including:

- Topping up your mobile phone
- Buying groceries and petrol
- Internet shopping including eBay
- Making flight and hotel reservations
- Paying bills
- Transferring money to friends and family
- Withdrawing cash from an ATM

There are numerous the prepaid card benefits. These include:

- Accessibility - There are no credit checks, which means you can get a card without worrying about your credit history. If you want one, you can get one.
- Safety - If you're buying online or on the phone and your card is used fraudulently you can get your money back. Also, carrying a card can be safer than carrying cash, which can be particularly appealing for children.
- Control - prepaid cards are an ideal way to control the spending of children and employees. Like a credit card you get a full breakdown of spending on the card so you can see what has been purchased, who from and when.

No debt risk -With a prepaid card there is no chance of spending too much as you are limited to the amount you put on your card.
The card for travel - As well as being able to top up the card, depending on the specific provider, you will be able to use it at ATMs worldwide. Additionally, if you lose your card you can contact your provider and they will send a new one to you. Some providers even offer 0% foreign exchange fees.

The best part of the prepaid credit card is that you can charge to your heart's content and you won't be in debt. The money is yours and once it's gone, you can't spend any more until you make another deposit. There are no bills and no interest charges. It's the same principle as using a debit card linked to a savings or checking account.If you're frustrated because a credit card is necessary to get by in today's world, but can't apply for one because of bad credit, you might consider a prepaid credit card. You'll have most of the advantages of a credit card, and you won't have to worry about interest charges.