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PayPower Switching to MasterCard

UPDATE- Please see updated posted.

Our buddy Boris from PointsU gave us a heads up about PayPower switching from Visa to MasterCard.

It looks like Visa is taking another hit (i.e. not landing Costco, Walmart fiasco, etc.), albeit a minor one. PayPower has been issuing Visa cards, which will be switching to MasterCard.

Key Dates

Below are the keys dates to keep in mind:

  • November 28, 2016 – PayPower Reloadable Mastercards become available for purchase in-store
  • December 15, 2016 – The last day to purchase PayPower Visa cards and Reload Packs
  • January 11, 2017 – The last day that PayPower Visa reload and registration functionality will cease
  • March 22, 2017 – The last day that PayPower Visa cards will continue to be accepted.

How it Works

PayPower offers a re-loadable prepaid card, that does not require any credit card and does not charge any interest. All you have to do is apply for a card online. Once you receive you card, you can reload your card at a cash register or online. The funds will be applied instantly.

Fee Structure

Limits Express Member Select Member
Maximum card balance $1,000 $10,000
Daily maximum Reload Limit $1,000 $2,500
Monthly maintenance fee $4.95 starts after upgrade $4.95 starts after activation
Purchase fee online/store None None
ATM withdrawal limit $100 per week $400 per day / $1000 per week

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