Crystal card

Published on 21 July 2012 by Raffick Marday

Crystal Prepaid Credit Card

Card Name Crystal Prepaid Card
Card Type
Card Issuer
Newcastle Bank PLC
Exclusive Features


Minimum Age 18 years or over
Status You must have a residential UK address and have a legal right to reside within the UK – Proof of ID required if they are unable to verify your identity and address based on the information you provide on your application they will send you a ‘restricted’ card. There is a total spending limit of £1,600 per year

Type of card – MasterCard

The Crystal is a Prepay MasterCard card – It can be used at over 28 million locations worldwide also with over 1.5 million ATM in over 210 countries where ever you see the MasterCard – Maestro or Cirrus acceptance sign

Crystal Prepaid Card Fees

Card Application Fee
Monthly Service Charge
Card replacement Fee
Card Cancellation Fee
Card Activation Fee
Currency conversion

Top up card / Reload Fees

Post Office
By Credit card
By Debit card
High Street Banks
Bank Transfer
Standing Order
Foreign Bank Transfer (outside the UK and Channel Islands)
By Post
Salary and wage payments

Transaction Fees

UK Transaction Fee (POS)
Foreign Transaction Fee
ATM withdrawal fee UK
ATM withdrawal fee International
Online gambling and betting transactions
  • Card limit is £6,000 and currently the card is only available in GBP (£)
  • Card limit is €9,000 and currently the card is only available in Euro (€)
  • Card limit is $12,000 and currently the card is only available in USD ($)

Issued By:

The Pixpay Card was issued by Newcastle Building Society and is no longer available.

Pixpay card and Crystal cash card

Crystal prepaid credit card is a prepayment card which you can load with money – by easy automatic top up from a bank account, wage transfers, with cash or a credit card or debit card. Your Crystal MasterCard looks just like a credit or debit card, with a card number, chip and signature strip and can be used wherever MasterCard® cards are accepted worldwide.

A Crystal prepaid card is not a credit card, which provides you with a line of credit, nor is it a debit card which is linked to a bank account. This means that with Crystal you can’t go overdrawn or borrow money – you can only spend the money you have loaded onto it, so you stay in complete control of your money.

A Crystal allows you to transfer money – This way, you can securely enjoy your money in shops, on-line and across the world when you are on holiday or travel aboard. You can even get an extra card for family and friends, so you can quickly and safely share your money.

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