4.1 Your Card can be used at any Merchant who accepts Mastercard (fees & limits apply apply, see paragraph 11), but no guarantee is provided that every Merchant will accept your Card for a given Transaction.
4.2 Cards can be used to make cash withdrawals at ATMs bearing the Mastercard® acceptance marks or at participating banks to make cash advance withdrawals (fees apply, see paragraph 11) up to the amount specified for your particular card (see paragraph 11 and the Fees and Limits Schedule). Please note some Merchants or ATMs may have lower limits than those permitted under this Agreement. Please note that extra ATM fees in addition to those shown at paragraph 11 may be charged by certain ATM providers.
4.3 Your Card is a prepaid card, which means that the Card’s Available Balance will be reduced by the full amount of each Transaction and authorisation, plus any taxes and charges that are applicable including any additional ATM charge if any (the ‘Full Deductible Amount’). The Full Deductible Amount must be less than or equal to the Available Balance on your Card. You must not use your Card if the Full Deductible Amount exceeds the Available Balance or after the expiry date of the Card. If, for any reason, a Transaction is processed for an amount greater than the Available Balance on your Card, you must repay us the amount by which the Full Deductible Amount exceeds your Available Balance within 14 days of receiving an invoice from us. Should you not repay this amount within 14 days of receiving an invoice from us we reserve the right to take all steps necessary, including legal action, to recover any monies outstanding.
4.4 You can check your Available Balance by contacting the Card Support team, logging into the Website, or calling the IVR; fees may apply.
4.5 Due to security safeguards, Merchants that accept your Card are required to seek authorisation from us for all Transactions. There are some circumstances where Merchants may require you to have an Available Balance greater than the value of the Transaction you wish to make; however, you will only be charged for the actual and final value of the Transaction you make. Merchants request this as they may need to access more funds than you initially planned to spend. For example:
4.5.1 Hotels and rental cars – As Merchants may not be able to accurately predict how much your final bill will be, they may request an authorisation for funds greater than your Available Balance.
4.5.2 Restaurants – You will need to have an Available Balance equivalent to the total cost of the meal plus up to 20%. This is to accommodate any service charge that could be added to your bill.
4.5.3 Internet Merchants – Certain Internet Merchant sites will, on registration or at checkout stage, send a request for payment authorisation to verify that funds are available; this will temporarily impact your Available Balance. Also please bear in mind that many sites won’t deduct payment until goods are dispatched so please be aware of these variances on cleared funds when checking your balance and ensure that funds are always available to cover your purchases.
4.5.4 In-flight purchases – Merchants may not be able to authorise your Transaction if they cannot obtain an online authorisation from us. Examples include on-board cruise or train charges and some in-flight purchases.
4.5.5 Membership or subscriptions – Please ensure that you always have sufficient Available Balance on your Card if you use it to make recurring charges, such as memberships or subscriptions.
4.6 Self service petrol pumps – Your Card cannot be used at self service petrol pumps. You can use your Card to pay by taking it to the cashier.
4.7 The Available Balance on your Account will not earn any interest.
4.8 We may request you to surrender the Card at anytime for a valid reason in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 15 of this Agreement. Where we do so, we will give you back your e-money in accordance with paragraph 7 of this Agreement (free of redemption fee charge).
4.9 If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with your Card, you agree to accept credits to your Card for such refunds. The amounts credited to your Card for refunds may not be available for up to five (5) days from the date the refund transaction occurs.
4.10 Restrictions and Prohibited Transactions. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to add categories of prohibited transactions by adding such categories either to this Agreement or an acceptable use policy published on the Website.
4.10.1 It is strictly forbidden to use your Card for any illegal purposes including but not limited to fraud and money laundering. We will report any suspicious activity to the relevant law enforcement agency. You are prohibited from using your Card in an attempt to abuse, exploit or circumvent the usage restrictions imposed by a Merchant on the services it provides.