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    • DandelionVsLion
    • By DandelionVsLion 5th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
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    Are there any supermarkets or stores that sell prepaid cards in the UK?
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
    Are there any supermarkets or stores that sell prepaid cards in the UK? 5th Jul 18 at 4:12 PM
    Hello everyone, this is my first post here today! I need prepaid cards to order something online. I'm 17 by the way so it would be more appropriate to buy with cash and in store. Thanks!
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 5th Jul 18, 4:17 PM
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    No. You'll need to apply online.

    Being 17 shouldn't be a barrier to you having internet access.

    Have a look here. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/cards-for-under-18s/
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 5th Jul 18, 4:19 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:19 PM
    Not that I'm aware off , only prepaid cards for individual stores
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    • DandelionVsLion
    • By DandelionVsLion 5th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
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    Can I get one without involving my parents?
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 5th Jul 18, 4:25 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:25 PM
    No , it's to stop under 18's getting access to age inappropriate web sites or products (like online betting or sex sites)
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 5th Jul 18, 4:25 PM
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    You will an adult to apply with you.
    • DandelionVsLion
    • By DandelionVsLion 5th Jul 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:39 PM
    My parents are probably not going to do it. I don't need it for anything illegal, it's just for a Kickstarter videogame I want to support.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 5th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
    Hello dad , here's 20 quid , do this Kickstarter thing for me
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    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 5th Jul 18, 5:52 PM
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    Don't larger branches of Boots sell them?
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 5th Jul 18, 5:58 PM
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    Hello everyone, this is my first post here today! I need prepaid cards to order something online. I'm 17 by the way so it would be more appropriate to buy with cash and in store. Thanks!
    Originally posted by DandelionVsLion
    The Money Shop has the Cashplus card and Paypoint stores have Swirl and the Citizen card combined proof of age ID and prepaid card. But you won't get any of these over the counter: They are posted to your home address.
    http://www.swirlcard.com
    Last edited by Anthorn; 05-07-2018 at 6:02 PM.
    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 5th Jul 18, 8:00 PM
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    Lots of supermarkets sell pre-paid gift cards with a Mastercard logo that you can use online as a credit card.
    • DandelionVsLion
    • By DandelionVsLion 5th Jul 18, 8:19 PM
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    So you can buy them from supermarkets? Interesting, I will have a look into it.
    • jimbo26
    • By jimbo26 5th Jul 18, 9:51 PM
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    Tesco sell a prepaid Visa card
    • Fingerbobs
    • By Fingerbobs 5th Jul 18, 11:21 PM
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    Most larger supermarkets sell 25 and 50 ones, usually in both Visa and MasterCard varieties. My local Morrisons also has 100 ones in both varieties.
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 6th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    Can you pay by paypal linked to your bank account?

    Agree on the above though, if you want to support the project give your parents the cash to do it and explain why you feel it's a good thing to do and that you are aware of the risks
    • WillPS
    • By WillPS 6th Jul 18, 10:12 AM
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    Do you need parental consent to open a current account at the age of 17?
    • T-G-C
    • By T-G-C 6th Jul 18, 9:18 PM
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    Do you need parental consent to open a current account at the age of 17?
    Originally posted by WillPS
    I opened one at the age of 15 and was accepted without parental permission. I think it depends on the bank and the minimum age defined under legislation, which I can't be bothered to check.
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    • T-G-C
    • By T-G-C 6th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    No , it's to stop under 18's getting access to age inappropriate web sites or products (like online betting or sex sites)
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    This is not quite the reason, there are number of factors, including Know Your Customer requirements which the disposable in-store VISA lack on their prepaid card range. This is the reason that Mastercard and VISA allow online services to issue prepaid cards, however these are not readily disposable and are tied to a specific name and address. There are some online providers, such as One4All which allow people to purchase store-specific gift cards, however these do not offer the same freedom and room for abuse as a network-wide VISA card would allow anonymously.

    There are separate regulations in place to enforce age verification on gambling websites, such as ID documentation and public records cross-referencing to withdraw winnings, otherwise they are voided.

    There are new requirements coming into force for porn websites in the UK, a digital version of the system used in nightclubs, where either card information is validated (prepaid not accepted) or ID documents are scanned, saved and checked against anti-fake computer algorithms.
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