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Community Level 5fromthedar...

fromthedarkside

THAT'S ME SOLO AIGHT

AdvantagesAbsolute need for teenagers,

DisadvantagesNot sure,

"...the name! The names card, SOLO CARD! (*Puts on Bond music*) Don’t attack me or otherwise I’ll pull out my SOLO card! ## Wait a min! I don’t understand you? ## :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Well I know! I should explain it to you a bit more clearly. Ok here I go with the proper opinion. Today we have two types of cards available, either a CREDIT card or DEBIT card. There are major differences ..." Read review
10.12.2002

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Easy access to my money

AdvantagesEasy access to money, safe and convenient, you can only spend what you have in your account

DisadvantagesI 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 have one now. I hadn't even heard of a solo card before I received the letter informing me of the upgrade on my account. Once I found out about it I was ..." Read review
12.02.2006

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Flying Solo Diamond review

AdvantagesAlmost universally accepted, makes you more financially aware

DisadvantagesCan't write cheques, not a lot really!

"...well, I still have my Solo card. ‘What’ You’re fifteen and you have your own credit card? Now I know you’re entrepreneurial Matt, but this..? Well, almost. You see, Solo shares many of the features of other debit cards such as Switch. The differences are that it’s been adapted for people who may not be eligible for a 'proper' credit card. Typically these groups are the under-18s, those not in employment, and those whose credit history doesn't ..." Read review
11.05.2003

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Community Level 6sarahpervin

sarahpervin

not just for kids

Advantagesyou cannot be taken overdrawn when using this card

Disadvantagesits 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 bad! Read on….. About solo --------------- Solo was launched on 1st July 1997 by the people of the Switch Card Scheme. Like Switch, Solo is a fully ..." Read review
24.05.2003

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Community Level 4Jaxle

Jaxle

SOLO - THE ONLY CHOICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

AdvantagesAccepted almost everywhere, Easy access to money, Beats cash

DisadvantagesSmall charge for use abroad, Some places still won't accept it

"...seemed as if the (new) solo card would be the thing to go for, as a lot of my mates had one, and they all struggled to think of anything bad about it. So, I strolled along to NatWest, and I now have on of these cards. Solo is a branch of the well known debit card “Switch,” and it works in a similar way, except that it is meant for under 18s. There are several areas in which I have been particularly pleased with the Solo card, and I shall tell you ..." Read review
12.01.2003

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Community Level 5Squidget

Squidget

You are not Alone

AdvantagesRecognised in loads of places, flexible and easy to use

DisadvantagesBenefits are unknown to many people

"...to issue customers with Solo. Solo was launched on 1st July 1997 as the baby sister to Switch. Solo is a fully electronic debit card that can be used to purchase every day good conveniently and easily; more than 5.02 million people now use it and by the end of 2001 it is suspected 6 million people will be using Solo. However, Solo offers a new level of financial control and reassurance: every transaction is authorised, so cardholders can only ..." Read review
04.05.2001

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Community Level 5Disillusio...

Disillusioned

Going Solo

AdvantagesCan't get into debt, lots of shops take it, from 11 with some banks,

DisadvantagesWoolies 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 adults also have it if they’re not too hot with money-management! The Solo card is accepted widely and most shops accept it, though it is not accepted ..." Read review
18.06.2001

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Community Level 5robertliu84

robertliu84

Let's go SOLO

AdvantagesMore independance for younger generations, V. Useful

DisadvantagesNot accepted everywhere, but still widely accepted

"...11-21, so my experiences of SOLO will be tailored towards NatWest, but I’m sure the services offered by the SOLO card are similar all round. SOLO is a debit card. What is good about this is that you can use it to pay for goods at shops, online or over the phone (or anything else you can think of) using this card where it is accepted. The limit with this is you can spend the as much as you want, as long as the money exists in your bank account ..." Read review
22.03.2001

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Community Level 6emu128

emu128

ITS A SOLO THING

AdvantagesGreat advantages and offers

Disadvantagesnothing!

"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 elsewhere too. I'm only 14 years old and I think its brilliant having my own personal card. Many folk think that we're too young to own our own personal ..." Read review
29.04.2001

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Community Level 3fords

fords

If you are going Solo-theres no better card UPDATE

AdvantagesNo need to carry cash

DisadvantagesNot all shops accept it yet

"...I do now.** I have my Solo Card with HSBC Bank (formerly known as Midland). You can only get this card(as far as I know) with the account for 16-17 year old's. *What is a Solo Card?* A Solo Card is just a Debit card. It is similar to a Switch Card, except that Switch also acts as a cheque guarentee card whereas Solo does not. All you have to do to get one is open the relevant bank account (in this case: Bank account for 16-17 year old's, ..." Read review
14.10.2001

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Community Level 4pleaserate...

pleaseratemyreview

SOLO - SO HIGH IN MY OPINION

AdvantagesNo overdraft. Pay with plastic. INDEPENDANCE. spend, spend, spend.

DisadvantagesNot accepted everywhere. Spend, spend, spend.

"...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 Switch's little sister. Solo were very cunning in exploiting teenagers' will to be independant, and self reliant. Because of the large gap in the "young personal finance" market the Solo card was born. It seems that the risk of ..." Read review
28.05.2003

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Community Level 3blackbrough

blackbrough

Go Solo, but not be on your own

AdvantagesCan use them to shop on-line

DisadvantagesNot all highstreet stores accept them!

"...them at all! I got my Solo two years ago, at the age of fourteen, so at the time there was nowhere that did accept it, it is only in thelast 12 months I have noticed the places I can use it. Most of the main highstreet stores, for example OurPrice, Woolworths and WHSmith all accept he mighty Solo Debit card, along with a couple of other Debit cards. But the advantage of having a Solo is that it is possible to use it on the internet, whereas ..." Read review
02.05.2001

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

So Often Lacking Outlets

AdvantagesEasier to budget, an option for people with poor credit

DisadvantagesNot 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 mortgage with the Abbey National who saw me as more than a blemished credit record. Anyway, I have got off the subject for a moment then. I bank with ..." Read review
14.01.2003

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Dont be forced to switch to solo

AdvantagesStops you going overdrawn

DisadvantagesNowhere takes it, embarrassing to use

"...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 claimed to have been launched in 1997 but Im sure it was around earlier than that. However, if this is the date it claims, it must be right. For those of you that don't know, Switch and Solo are Debit cards. You can buy things from shops that accept ..." Read review
06.12.2002

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Community Level 8blurbubble

blurbubble

Flying Solo

AdvantagesNo worries about carrying cash

DisadvantagesMany 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 Switch card - it's a debit card which you hand over in place of cash for payment and saves time and hassle writing cheques. Funds are normally debited ..." Read review
05.04.2001

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