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Old 06-21-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Are there any types of Visa or Mastercards that people under 18 can apply for? Using parents' cards all the time gets annoying, but is there a card you can load up or something that, unlike debit cards, can be accepted wherever VISA or Mastercard is?
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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My debit card is visa. It's accepted everywhere vista and mastercard is. Just go to your bank or credit union and ask for one. I like mine because it doesn't let me spend money I don't have, therefore no debt. I can also add funds to it if I want to, my parents can also add funds too.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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ive just turned 17 and i have a vista electron. works online, in shops, from cashpoint, etc. does me its a debit card btw
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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A lot of the prepaid cards I've saw aren't available in Canada, and Electron isn't either.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #5
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i believe if you have a checkings account in a bank you can get a card for that. i know in the US you can get them no matter the age.

but visa has a prepaid card that works like a gift card but you can use it everywhere.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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i believe if you have a checkings account in a bank you can get a card for that. i know in the US you can get them no matter the age.
I have one through my credit union and it works great. They also gave me a credit card but I'm not allowed to use it yet (parents rules) which I'm fine with since I don't need it, and don't want to rack up any debt.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:10 PM   #7
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well i have a solo debit card in theuk and i can use it to pay for services in shops and online so long as the money is physicaly in my bank , no credit offered or anything
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:18 PM   #8
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I have a Visa Electron too. Has never failed me, though trainlines don't like it. Thats the only type of place I haven't been able to buy online with.
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I'm 17 and got a checking account since I got a job and needed some place to put the money. They are supposed to send me a debit card with it and it's a Visa...accepted anywhere Visa is accepted. I'll probably never use it much though. Just save the money and withdraw cash when I need it.
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My bank won't let me get a checking account till I'm 18. I would love to have a debt card so I wouldn't need to worry about cashing checks (and so newegg purchases could be done in my name, not my mom's) But what can you do?
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