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“THAT'S ME SOLO AIGHT”

published 10/12/2002

Absolute need for teenagers,

Not sure,

Hello everyone! You may know me as anytime03! But thats going soon! And me is officially back as 'fromthedarkside' Thanks Ciao! I’m not really that good on the topic of finance, but I am good at finance, which is to do with business. There are many credit cards out there today, but which...

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“ITS A SOLO THING”

published 29/04/2001

Great advantages and offers

nothing!

What is SOLO? SOLO is a debit card for people aged between 11-21. It has been around for quite a few years now, since 1997. I have one of these cards and I think there absolutely brilliant! I'm very impressed and happy with it. My SOLO card is based with my Natwest account but you can get them...

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“not just for kids”

published 24/05/2003

you cannot be taken overdrawn when using this card

its not a cheque guarantee card

The reason I have a solo card bearing in mind I’m 24 own a house and in full time employment is because my bank took my switch card off me when I was 19 due to being overdrawn all the time and then due to my poor credit rating (see other ops) no bank will give me a switch card now but its not all...

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“Going Solo”

published 18/06/2001

Can't get into debt, lots of shops take it, from 1...

Woolies don't take it!

The Solo card is a debit card aimed at young people that works like a Switch except you can’t get overdrawn – in other words in debt. It’s a great idea and allows young people to shop through mail-order and on the internet without using their parents credit card. Though some...

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“Flying Solo”

published 11/05/2003

Almost universally accepted, makes you more financ...

Can't write cheques, not a lot really!

Ah, the sweet smell of financial independence! When I’m older, I’m going to be an internet millionaire; I’ve decided that. Joining Ciao was to be part of the grand plan, but alas .. ah well, I still have my Solo card. ‘What’ You’re fifteen and you have your own credit card? Now I know you’re...

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“Easy access to my money”

published 12/02/2006

Easy access to money, safe and convenient, you can...

I spend my money more quickly!

I got my solo card when I turned 16 last May. As I have had an account with HSBC since I was 11 or 12, they automatically upgraded my Livecash account to a Right Track account. A solo card comes with the Right Track account so I never really gave much thought to getting one. But I am so pleased I...

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“You are not Alone”

published 04/05/2001

Recognised in loads of places, flexible and easy t...

Benefits are unknown to many people

This is not going to be a long winded epic from me just a short and sweet opinion on a truly delightful wonder. People are more used to living with Switch but due to various reasons it may be necessary for financial institutes to issue customers with Solo. Solo was launched on 1st July 1997 as...

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Excellent

Accepted almost everywhere, Easy access to money, ...

Small charge for use abroad, Some places still won...

I am a student in secondary education, and before setting up my NatWest card-plus account I only had a National Savings Account. However, as time went by I became more and more annoyed at the pathetic service, inaccessible saving and hundreds of other things, so I decided to open a new account...

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Excellent

No need to carry cash

Not all shops accept it yet

**UPDATE 26/09/02** It is worth saying that quite a few shops, although they don't advertise it, will actually accept Solo; Argos being an example - My three local stores do not have the symbols up, but will tell you if you ask. Another is currys.co.uk, they have the symbols up instore, but on...

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“Let's go SOLO”

published 22/03/2001

More independance for younger generations, V. Usef...

Not accepted everywhere, but still widely accepted

SOLO, this is a debit card, launched by the Switch Card Scheme in 1997 (I’ve done my research). I currently have one with Natwest’s Card Plus account aimed at people aged 11-21, so my experiences of SOLO will be tailored towards NatWest, but I’m sure the services offered by the...

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“So Often Lacking Outlets”

published 14/01/2003

Easier to budget, an option for people with poor c...

Not everywhere accepts it

have a Solo card. I have no choice in the matter, as many of you will know, I was the victim of fraud, and have yet to clear my name with the credit reference agencies, so on paper, I am a bad risk for credit. Not being able to get credit does not bother me too much, as I just save hard. I have a...

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“SOLO - SO HIGH IN MY OPINION”

published 28/05/2003

No overdraft. Pay with plastic. INDEPENDANCE. spen...

Not accepted everywhere. Spend, spend, spend.

Firstly i feel i must apologise for that title, a truly terrible bit of word play! Now, let me introduce the solo card, which is quite simply a debit card for young people, which has been designed to target us young and gently lull us into postition of financial responsibility. The Solo card is...

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Satisfactory

Stops you going overdrawn

Nowhere takes it, embarrassing to use

Do you like what I did with the title? Solo, for all its sins, may look like a switch card. But here the similarities stop. Yes. Im afraid Solo has been invented for all of the naughty boys and girls who cant use Switch properly. How do I know? Well, I was once one of them. I noticed that it is...

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“Flying Solo”

published 05/04/2001

No worries about carrying cash

Many well known stores don't accept them

Switch, Delta, Electron, Solo - they're all basically the same. I used to have a Switch card - accepted by virtually every shop or service - a debit card by any other name. I now have a Solo card, due to recent financial difficulties it was all I could get. This works in much the same way as a...

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Excellent

Can use them to shop on-line

Not all highstreet stores accept them!

Everyone thinks Debit cards ae really pointless and a waste of time, but ill tell ou what, they really are wrong in the case of a Solo. Admitadly some Debit cards such as the Visa Electron are pointless as nowhere accepts them at all! I got my Solo two years ago, at the age of fourteen, so at the...

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