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Nimble Visa Prepaid Card

The Nimble Visa Prepaid Card allows customers who already have a Nimble Personal Loan to potentially borrow money on a short term basis while also making debit transactions, without traditional credit card or bank fees (though fees do apply).

Nimble has provided customers with access to small, short-term loans since 2005 and now they are offering more ways for their customers to access and manage their money, with a reloadable debit card. The Nimble Visa Prepaid Card can use the card to borrow money or the card can be reloaded using the customer's own money. It can also be used as an account through which they can receive approved Nimble loans.

Please note: This card is only available to customers who apply and are approved for a Nimble personal loan.

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How does it work?

The Nimble Prepaid Visa Card is offered to Nimble customers after they have been approved for a Nimble loan. The card is offered free of charge (keep in mind transaction fees apply). Primarily, the card is to be used as a debit option for customers who want to the ability to make purchases through Visa but without incurring traditional credit card fees or bank fees. The card can also to be used to automatically receive approved loan payments from Nimble. Nimble cardholders can receive funds within seconds if approved.

The features of the card

Here are some of the features of a Nimble Visa Prepaid Card:

  • Fast application and approval. Nimble has technology which can automatically approve personal loans within minutes. After an applicant's loan is approved, they can request a complimentary Visa Prepaid Card.
  • Get access to funds quicker. Due to this automatic approval system, once a customer is approved, they can receive their personal loan within one hour and their card will be delivered to them within 5-10 working days after it is requested. Once someone starts using their card, any further loans will be transferred to their Visa debit card within seconds of being approved.
  • Complimentary card. The Nimble Visa Prepaid Card is free when you take out a Nimble loan and become a Nimble member. Some transactions fees apply (see below).
  • Contact. One of the most important features of a short term loan provider is that they are easy to contact. Nimble answers 87% of calls within 20 seconds and 98% of emails in less than 30 minutes, so their customers can have peace of mind knowing they can easily be reached.
  • High balance. The card is reloadable and can hold a maximum balance of up to $25,000 at any one time.

How much does the card cost?

One of the main benefits of this card is the limited fees when compared to other reloadable debit cards. Take a look at the outline of fees associated with the Nimble Visa Prepaid Card.

Fees and charges:

  • Loan fees. A 10% of loan amount + 2% of loan amount each month applies to loans up to $2,000. For loans between $2,050 and $5,000, a $400 establishment fee applies as well as an annual rate of 47.62% p.a.
  • Card load fees. When someone loads money on their card through a bank they will be charged $1.99 per load or $2.79 per BPAY reload.
  • Foreign transaction fee. Card customers will be charged 2.99% for every overseas transaction.

Card customers won't pay:

  • Point of sale fees
  • Monthly fees
  • Replacement fees for lost cards
  • Online balance inquiry fees
  • Service desk fees
  • Fraud monitoring fees

Pros and cons of the Nimble Visa Prepaid Card

Pros

  • Convenience. Customers can have access to your money 24/7 and use the card to make purchases online using their own money.
  • Members Area. When someone becomes a Nimble member, they have access to the Members Area, which can help them understand their money better with graphs and built-in feedback.
  • Security. The card is protected by Visa's latest chip card technology.
  • Savings. The card is an option for those who may be considering a debit card with no monthly fees and low transaction fees.

Cons

  • Restrictions when applying. Customers can only apply for a Nimble Visa Prepaid Card after they have been approved for a personal loan through Nimble.
  • May encourage more spending. Having immediate access to personal loans using the card may encourage customers to take out more loans and this may be detrimental to their finances in the long term.

How to apply

To apply for a Nimble Visa Prepaid Card applicants first need to apply for a Nimble loan. If their application is successful they can simply request their card and it will be sent to them within 5 - 10 business days.

Once the Nimble Visa Prepaid Card has been activated customers can receive loan payments directly onto their card within seconds of their loan being approved.

Frequently asked questions

Can I change the PIN assigned to my card?

No. PINs are allocated by the PIN mailer and cannot be changed.

What do I do when I receive my card?

When someone receives their card, they must sign the back of the card and memorise the PIN. To activate a card, customers must register as the cardholder via the website by following the prompts and upon registration, the card will be ready to use.

Can I make transactions that exceed the balance of my card?

This card is a debit card, not a credit card. This means that customers will not be able to make purchases that exceed the amount in their account.

How quickly will I receive my money after I apply for a loan?

When someone successfully applies for a loan through Nimble, they will be transferred their loan amount directly into their bank account within 60 minutes of approval, if their loan is confirmed before 4:30pm on a banking day. If is confirmed after this time, funds will be transferred the following business day. Once someone has a Nimble Visa Prepaid Card, they can opt to borrow and be transferred the money within seconds.

How long does it take to load money on to the card?

For Nimble loans, if approved the funds can be transferred to the card within seconds. If someone chooses to load via BPAY, the money will be available within 3 business days (depending on what time they made the transfer).

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    lewisOctober 14, 2016

    Hi there.
    Is it possible to activate my nimble card and withdraw cash while I’m still paying off a loan???(i have 2 more payments)

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      ElizabethOctober 17, 2016Staff

      Hi Lewis,

      Your loan can only be funded and loaded onto the card when you apply. However, you can sign-in to the member’s area to have a prepaid card sent to you and load your funds onto the card yourself. The card should take five to seven days to be sent.

      Hope this helps,

      Elizabeth

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    JuaneMay 17, 2016

    Am i able to call up and pay the remaining amount over the phone?

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      ElizabethMay 18, 2016Staff

      Hi Juane,

      You’re able to pay your loan out early but you won’t be able to pay over the phone. You can get in touch with Nimble directly (by phone or on the website) to find out about your early repayment options.

      Hope this helps,

      Elizabeth

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    HelenaJanuary 28, 2016

    I already have an existing small loan with two payments to go, do I qualify to get more money to my Visa account before the first loan is completely paid for? Thanks!

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      ElizabethJanuary 28, 2016Staff

      Hi Helena,

      Unfortunately, you can only be approved for a Nimble loan once your existing loan has been repaid in full and the payment has been cleared. Once this happens you can login to the member’s area and apply for another loan.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    GlenJanuary 2, 2016

    Can you deposit money into the card from other accounts to withdraw the money?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethJanuary 4, 2016Staff

      Hi Glen,

      Yes, you can load your own money onto the card. Keep in mind load fees apply. When you load money on your card through a bank you will be charged $1.99 per load, or $2.79 per BPAY reload.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    DeanSeptember 16, 2015

    If i use bpay to load my own money onto card how long before it shows up on card

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethSeptember 16, 2015Staff

      Hi Dean,

      Thanks for your question.

      BPAY load times differ depending on when you make the transfer, but usually the money will appear on the same business day if you make it within business hours. If not, it should appear the next business day.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    kylaAugust 8, 2015

    Am I able to withdraw the cash as soon as its on my nimble card?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethAugust 10, 2015Staff

      Hi Kyla,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, as soon as the funds are available you are able to withdraw them anywhere Visa is accepted.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    SimiJuly 18, 2015

    Hi there iv got nimble debit card I’m just wondering what account do I select when I use the card?? Or at the ATM?? Cheers

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      SallyJuly 20, 2015Staff

      Hi Simi,

      Thanks for your comment.

      You can select either ‘saving’ or ‘credit’ when using your card at an ATM or EFTPOS machine. As the card is a debit card, it will automatically deduct the funds available from your account.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Sally

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    brendonJune 2, 2015

    Good day I’m just asking as to why is nimble debiting my account because first of all I have never heard of it or applied for anything and when I phone my bank they can’t trace it

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethJune 3, 2015Staff

      Hi Brendon,

      You’ve come through to finder.com.au, as a financial comparison service we aren’t able to advise you on any personal account information. You need to get in contact with Nimble immediately to discuss this matter as it may be a fraudulent transaction. You may also want to get in contact with your bank to ask them to not allow any further direct debits from your account by Nimble.

      You can take a look at this page for more information on dealing with fraudulent transactions.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    EmilyApril 22, 2015

    Can you get a loan deposited on to a different prepaid Visa card, one that I already have ? Without me having a bank account? I am employed and use prepaid card kind of like bank account.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MattApril 22, 2015Staff

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks for your comment. The Nimble card is a unique product specific to their company.

      Nimble require an Australian bank account for application. If you are approved and the initial funds transferred, you would then be responsible for where you move that money.

      Hope this has helped!

      Cheers
      Matt

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    alaskahMarch 16, 2015

    Can i transfer money from my nimble card to my personal bank account?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyMarch 16, 2015Staff

      Hi Alaskah,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you apply for a Nimble loan and are approved, and request a Nimble VISA Prepaid Card, once you activate it you can transfer to other bank accounts.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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