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STA UK cashcard

Challenge
STA Travel , the travel expert of choice for young people and students, wanted to provide their customers with a more secure alternative to cash that was also cheaper than exchanging currency and using travellers cheques abroad.

Solution
With Tuxedo’s help, the STA Travel Prepaid MasterCard® Cashcard was launched in 2008.  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 where funds are safely held and 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
STA customers can easily access a safer, more secure way to spend abroad. The Cashcard costs travellers £22 to purchase (with £10 cashback) from the STA Travel website or any of their branches in the UK. In August 2012 we launched the Instant Issue card, enabling STA stores to provide a service to those passengers who leave it until the last minute to organise their travel wallet.

In April 2013 STA launched in-store loading, customers now have another free option to load their cards in any STA UK store. By loading the card in-store, customers can be sure their funds will be on the card ready for them to use straight away and it’s also a fantastic way for customers to start saving for their holiday money.

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 The Big Print

The STA Travel 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.