Ffrees Prepaid Card Review - Free Ffrees Uaccount Card
Top Up Information
When you reload your prepaid card sometimes you will be charged a small fee, depending on the method, however nearly all the providers offer at least one free reload option.
Top up fees are FREE OF CHARGE using the folllowing top up providers or methods:
|Free Top Up Charges||Charges||Timescales|
|Bank transfer||Free of charge||Instantly|
|Standing Order||Free of charge||Instantly|
Top Up options that are charged
|Paypoint||4% per load amount||Instantly|
SET UP A PAYMENT:
Payee name: Ffrees Family Finance Ltd
Account number: 8 digit account number
Sort code: 6 digit account number
Payment ref – the 16 digit number across the front of your card
Card Load Limits
|Maximum Card Limit:|
|Maximum Load Amount:|
£5000.00 (bank transfer), £750 (debit card), £249 (paypoint)
|Minimum Load Amount:||£10.00|
|Maximum ATM Withdrawal:|
Usage charges for your card are charges that you need to pay when you use your prepaid card in when making purchases or taking out money at ATM's or banks....
|Card Issue Fee:||Free|
|Transaction Fees UK:||Free|
|Foreign Exchange Fees:||2.99%|
|Monthly Service Fee:||Free providing you load £100 per month|
|ATM Charge UK:||£0.75 per ATM cash withdrawal in the UK|
|ATM Charge Abroad:||£3.00 per ATM withdrawal in EU - £2.00 + 1% per ATM withdrawal internationally|
|Cancellation / Redemption:||£2.50|
|Replacement Card Fees:||£5.00|
|By SMS / Text Message:||£0.10|
|Via the Internet:||Free|
There is no monthly fee providing you load £100 per month into the account, otherwise a £2 fee applies.
Ffrees Prepaid Card
The Ffrees Family Account with Visa Debit card is a modern version of the classic current account. The Family Account from Ffrees has free easy application, instant acceptance with no credit checks! The account comes with a free Visa Debit card which is an essential for any current account, what's more whenever you use your card at any of the 1000+ Ffrees retailers, you can earn Ffrees savings points.
One Ffrees savings point equals £1 and customers can can save up to £500 a year when shopping through Ffrees retailers.
With the Ffrees Family Account every member of your family can have a Visa Debit card and all your savings points are stored automatically for you to spend when you see fit or earn bonus points.
‘You can manage your money using you Ffrees Account’ where you can upload money onto your card as well as make payments and set up standing orders. In addition to this Ffrees offer a money manager feature where you can set aside certain funds in 'online envelops' to pay bills and other commitments.
When loading money into the account you can either;
- ‘Utilising your Ffrees Account’
- Have your wages/benefits paid directly into the account
- Electronic transfer from your existing bank or from your existing bank debit card
- Pay cash into the account via Paypoint outlets
When you have 100 Confirmed Ffrees in your Ffrees Saving Account, Ffrees will pay a Bonus of 2% of the balance of your Ffrees Savings Account.
|TYPE OF CARD:||PREPAID VISA DEBIT CARD|
|MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT:||18 YEARS|
|ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDERS:||YES, 13 YEARS OR OLDER|
|PRE APPROVED TRANSACTIONS:||RESTRICTIONS|
|CARD EXPIRY:||3 YEARS|
|OTHER CURRENCIES AVAILABLE:||N/A|
|PRICE PLANS AVAILABLE:||PAY MONTHLY|
Ffrees U Account
You have chosen to apply for a U Account Card which is been rebranded from Ffrees please ensure you meet the following points as this will make your application more likely to be approved. Please ensure that:
- You are at least 18 years of age or over.
- You live in the UK and you are a permanent resident
- You have Identification to prove who you are? Passport or Driving licence or citizen card.
- The U Account Card is free
Please note that until payment is made your U Account Card account will not be opened.
You can set up a standing order or a one off transfer from an existing bank account by sending funds to the following info:
Account Name: Your Full name
Account Number: You can find your Ffrees Account number by logging into your Ffrees Account and clicking “my card” in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
Sort Code: 62-30-53
Bank Name: Natwest*, Exchange Buildings, High Street, Skipton.
Important: You can't pay money into your Account using a Natwest Branch, your account is just held at a centralised account managed by Natwest bank - this isn't the same as having a Natwest bank account, so please don't try and make payments via Natwest.
Your wages, pension, benefits, or other income
This is also completely free. If someone else wants to pay money into your Ffrees Account, all you need to do is share your account information with them and they can pay you like they would using any other account.
Pay in cash by PayPoint
Not everyone likes to pay money in online. For those who prefer to use cash, you can pay cash into your Ffrees Account using one of over 25,000 PayPoint outlets in the UK. All you need to do is take your Ffrees Card and cash to a PayPoint outlet. They'll then swipe your card and pay the money into your Account. You can pay in between £10 and £249 in one go. The money will be available in 15 minutes. You can find your nearest PayPoint outlet through your Ffrees Account here.
Fee info: A fee between 3%-4% applies to paying in by PayPoint depending on which Ffrees Account you have. We recommend paying in online to avoid this where possible. Click here for more information on this.
Pay in using a debit card
You can pay into your Account using a debit card for another bank, just like how you'd pay for things online. Just log into your Account, select “Pay In” and enter your debit card details. The money will be available in around 15 minutes.
Fee info: A 50p charge applies each time you pay in using this method. Again, when possible, we recommend paying in by bank transfer in order to avoid this.
Once your Ffrees Card has been activated, you will be able to send and receive funds from PayPal via standing order (not direct debit). You will need to change your payment settings on PayPal to standing orders instead of direct debits, otherwise your Ffrees Card will be declined. Please visit PayPal Help for information on how to do this.
Remember these points are simply a guideline and the company can change or update their policy at any time so please read the terms and conditions before applying for a U Account Card account.
Please also ensure you double check and see the card full list of charges so you know what you are paying for.
The decision to accept will only be made by U Account Card after they have taken your details, confirmed your ID and received payment. If you are unsure at any point we suggest you
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