- Tailored rewards and cashback
- Tracking your balance with spending alerts
- Security and support
Not suited for
- Using as a transaction account
|Product Name||QPay Prepaid Card|
|Domestic ATM Fee||$0|
|International ATM Fee||$0|
|Licensing||Partnered with an institution that holds a licence|
QPay is a payments company that was started in 2015 by former students of Australian National University, which is the first uni the card started in. Now, QPay is also available in campuses in the US and UK including Oxford and Cambridge.
QPay is a prepaid Mastercard and app tailored to students. It offers the features you would expect from a basic transaction account such as bank-level security and spending alerts as well as rewards to benefit students. While QPay does not currently have a banking licence, the founders do plan to become a challenger bank.
QPay currently offers the following products:
The app allows you to track your purchases and receive notifications about your transactions and current balance. The app also offers 24/7 support and will allow you to access your tailored rewards.
The QPay Mastercard is a prepaid card that is accepted anywhere Mastercard is. You can also use it to make tap-and-go purchases under $100. The limits of the card are quite generous and on par with most debit cards, allowing you to hold a maximum balance of $25,000 on the card and withdraw a maximum of $2,500 per day from an ATM. You can load the card with money up to 10 times per day and withdraw cash up to 10 times per day. Just keep in mind the minimum load value is $10 and there is a monthly inactivity fee of $4.40 when you haven't used the card for 365 days.
QPay's prepaid spending card and app offer the following features to students:
QPay aims to become a bank but does not currently hold a banking licence. However, there are a number of safety and security features designed to keep your funds secure. QPay is an authorised representative of EML Payments Solutions which issues your card and holds an Australian Financial Services Licence. Because the card is a Mastercard, if your card is used for unauthorised transactions QPay will reverse the transaction (if it is able to) under the Mastercard Scheme Rules. You can contact QPay 24/7 in your app and also online.
To be eligible to sign up for QPay, you need to meet the following criteria:
You just need to enter your mobile number and email address on the QPay website to join the waitlist for when your campus becomes available.
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