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Challenge
To make travelling easier and even more affordable for their customers, Student travel experts STA Travel wanted an all-in-one card that combined prepaid capability, ISIC discounts and could also be used as international student ID.

Solution 
The STA Travel ISIC Prepaid MasterCard® Cashcard; one card that provides the benefits of a prepaid cashcard and also conveniently doubles up as a student ID and ISIC discount card.

This cost-effective alternative to using credit or debit cards abroad is free to load by bank transfer or in-store (fees apply to other loading mechanisms), the card can be used at 37 million locations where MasterCard cards are accepted and can even be topped up in the UK. Perfect for peace of mind when friends and family are travelling abroad.

There are no credit checks and customers are automatically provided with a facility that holds funds safely and they can then be moved to the card. Balances can be checked 24 hours a day and the card can be instantly blocked or cancelled if lost or stolen.

Result 
The STA ISIC Cashcard is now the essential travel accessory for students. It costs just £12 and can be topped up free of charge in STA stores throughout the UK whilst providing access to over 41,000 student discounts in more than 126,000 locations worldwide. The card also offers up to 11% cashback on purchases, automatically credited back to their account and exclusive deals with STA Travel on flights and travel activities.

Here in the UK, the card helps students save money on fashion, music, entertainment, eating out and much more. That’s in addition to the discount benefits, free UK and overseas transactions and a safe way to stay in control and only spend what has been loaded. Hardly surprising that card was named ‘Best New Prepaid Product of the Year’ 2014.

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The Big Print

The STA Travel ISIC Prepaid MasterCard Cashcard is issued by IDT Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. IDT Financial Services Limited is a regulated bank, licensed by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar. Registered Office: 57-63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar. Registered No. 95716. All communications should be sent to STA Travel, PO Box 3753, Chester, CH1 9UH.