Sterling Prepaid Card

Published on 21 July 2012 by Raffick Marday

Sterling Prepaid Card

Card Name Sterling card
Card Type
Card Issuer
Newcastle Building Society
Exclusive Features
No transaction fees


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

Type of card - Prepaid MasterCard

The Sterling card is a Prepaid MasterCard card - It can be used at over 25 million locations worldwide also with over 1 million ATM in over 210 countries where ever you see the MasterCard - Maestro or Cirrus acceptance sign.

Sterling Card Fees

Card Application Fee £9.95
Monthly Service Charge £5.95
Card replacement Fee £9.95
Card Cancellation Fee £10.00
Card Activation Fee Free
Currency conversion 2.75%

Top up credit card / Reload card Fees

E pay £2.00
Post Office Free
By Credit card £0.85 to 3%
By Debit card Free
High Street Banks free
Bank Transfer free
Standing Order free
Foreign Bank Transfer
(outside the UK and Channel Islands)
By Post
Salary and wage payments free

Transaction Fees

UK Transaction Fee (POS) FREE
Foreign Transaction Fee 2.75%
ATM withdrawal fee UK £1.50
ATM withdrawal fee International £1.50
Cash Advance UK £3.00
Cash Advance International 2.75%
Card to Card transfer

Free usage charges -

Use your Sterling prepaid card to do retail purchases in the UK for FREE -

All for £5.99 a month

Benefits -

  • Sterling Prepaid MasterCard currently offer benefits when you use your card -
  • Hertz car hire – 10% off best available rates plus a free one-car class upgrade -
  • Great Hotels of the world – an amazing 60% discount -
  • American Airlines - 15% discount on return transatlantic flight to USA
    -m Card limit is £5,000 and currently the card is only available in GBP ( £ )

Issued By:

The Sterling prepaid MasterCard is issued by Broadcastle Bank Ltd (BBL) pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.

Sterling prepaid credit card is a payment 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 Sterling MasterCard card looks just like a credit or debit card, with a card number and can be used wherever Maestro or MasterCard® cards are accepted worldwide.

A Sterling 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 Sterling pre paid card 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 Sterling card 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. Sterling prepay card is a over 18's card


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