to apply for, even for those with a poor credit rating (there are
no credit checks), it can be used for purchasing everything you
need from shopping to buying flights on the internet. The card also
means you no longer have to carry cash, making it less likely you
will be a victim of crime.
home to the famous TV series Bread, will be the first city in the
UK to get the BREAD Card (www.breadcard.com).
the characters Joey & Aveline Boswell from the Bread series
were brought together with Merseyside “IT” girl Amanda
Harrington. Amanda, who became the first person in the UK to own
the new card said: “It’s great because
I love spending money and carrying cash can be a bit worrying.”
BREAD Card is available to anyone over 18 and even
if you have a bad credit rating or no bank account. There are no
credit checks involved.
card works in the same way as a ‘pay-as-you-go’ mobile
phone, which can be topped up at PayPoint® outlets for a small
fee. You can also get your wages transferred directly onto your
card. It is also a Chip & PIN Maestro® card and will be
issued by Newcastle Building Society.
card, which can be taken on holiday and used abroad, also gives
you the option of giving your family a secondary BREAD Card
so that you can transfer money to them. (NB Secondary card holders
must be 13 + years old).
Day, BREAD’s Marketing Director, said, “We’re
delighted to have Amanda as our first BREAD Card
customer, she represents the forward thinking, fun type of person
we know will love this card.”
added: “We think BREAD is the future, so we are delighted
and privileged to launch in Liverpool which is a city experiencing
massive growth as it builds toward being the European Capital of
BREAD Card is Prepaid Maestro ® card. It's NOT a credit card
- there's no credit (debt) on the card. It works in the same way
as a ‘pay-as-you-go’ mobile: you top it up with cash.
The BREAD Card is safer than carrying cash and you can use it to
shop online, in store or over the phone.
card costs £10; there is no monthly fee and no charge when
you use it – though there is a charge of £1.50 for cash
can buy BREAD online at www.breadcard.com or by calling customer
services on 09057 860106 (Calls to this number cost 80p per minute
including VAT from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks
may vary. Please seek permission from whoever pays the bill before
card can be loaded with cash at any PayPoint® outlet (there
are over 16,000 PayPoint® locations across the UK and there
is a flat fee of £1 each time you load up your card). Loading
via bank transfer/BACS/ wages transfer costs 0.25p per transaction.
is also a flat rate charge of £1.50 to transfer money from
a primary BREAD Card to a secondary BREAD Card, which means that
BREAD is a very cost effective method of sending money to friends
and family both home and abroad. (For further explanation of ‘card
to card’ transfer please refer to website www.breadcard.com).
a full list of fees, terms and conditions please refer to www.breadcard.com.
BREAD Card is issued by Newcastle Building Society pursuant to licence
by Mastercard International Incorporated or its affiliates. Newcastle
Building Society is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services
Authority and is entered in the Financial Services Authority Register
under Registration No. 156058
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