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Satisfactory

“::::VISA ELECTRON CARD::::”

published 24/07/2003

ProYou don't need to carry cash!

ConsMany places don't accept it!

I was reading my guestbook when I noticed a note from lilkayb telling me to get writing, so here goes: ::::VISA ELECTRON CARD:::: I have had an account at Lloyds TSB since I was about eleven years old, this was then known as a Young Savers Account, When you get to 16, it changes to a Current...

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Satisfactory

ProNew system, Innovative

ConsHardly accepted anywhere

- - - - This Opinion has since been updated and I apologise for the misinformation. This card has been out for a while and not just recently, as this opinion previously implied - - - - After turning 16 a whole new world opened up for me. I could legally smoke, enjoy myself with a lady (if you...

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Good

ProNon that I can think of except that it is better t...

ConsWill someone accept the card, PLEASE!!!

Hang on here! What’s this about the majority of high street retailers (as well as other places) not taking the Visa Electron Debit Card. I have found it can be taken by many big names on the high street. First of all I can use it in the following places: HMV Travel Centres University (Union...

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“Not Just for Kids!”

published 19/10/2008

ProHelps you to manage your finances, Available even ...

ConsStill not accepted everywhere. You can still go ov...

Visa Electron is a debit card introduced by Visa in the 1980s. Unlike the Visa Debit card, Visa Electron claims to only allow payments if the funds are available at the time. Visa Electron is also linked to the PLUS interbank network which means you can withdraw funds from your bank account using...

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“ Boo Hoo I want Solo back!”

published 21/06/2004

ProYou can't go overdrawn

ConsNot widely accepted.

I was absolutely gutted when the Halifax reissued my card cash card and it had changed from solo to visa electron. I was straight on the phone as my partner had used one before and found it wasn’t accepted hardly anywhere. The lady I spoke to at the Halifax told me that solo and switch were being...

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Good

ProIncreased Online Security, Will Eventually Replace...

Cons7.5 million outlets in the UK accept the card. 11....

The Falcon writes... Whilst the Visa Electron, the new 'Electronic Use Only' card from Visa, seems like a fantastic idea since it offers increased security for internet transactions, and a long needed update to the Visa system, and a host of other things your 'Personal Banker' will speil off at...

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Excellent

Prois accepted worldwide, spend what you have, no fee...

Conssome internet and normal stores don't accept it

Since I have joined this community, I was taken aback from how many of you people don't like Visa Electron. I do agree that they have limitations, but they DO have good traits. I'm Italian and have moved to England a few years ago. It's useless to let you know what difficulties I had when I first...

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Excellent

“.:: Visa Electron ::.”

published 16/07/2005

ProUse abroad and in UK, accepted in most retail outl...

ConsNot many online retailers accept

Yep, now at the age of 11 you can claim your own debit card from both Natwest (Solo) and Barclays (Visa Electron). As usual with most banks you get a cash point card, but it is not to useful if you want to use it abroad. So, eventually I got myself an Electron one, and found it extremely handy...

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Super

ProYou won't be in the red

Consnot widely accepted

I have used a visa electron for the past 5 years, and I find it easier to manage than a normal visa. The great news is that the Visa Electron looks like a normal Visa with a chip and PIN. But let's get to the point: with a visa electron you are not untitled to any overdraft. The money you spend...

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Good

“The Not So Flexible Friend”

published 05/10/2001

ProNone really...just the same as a Solo card apart f...

ConsVERY few outlets accept this card.

A few weeks back, my VISA Electron card dropped onto my doorstep. On opening the envelope I was greeted by a nicely designed card. I read the users guide which said I could use my card at any cash point in the UK and there are also 7.5 million outlets worldwide that would accept it. Great I...

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Not for me

“Electron Shock”

published 25/02/2001

Procan't see any

Consnot accepted everywhere or online

My bank recently issued me with the sexy looking Visa Electron card which replaced my previous multifunction card. And when I tried to make my first transaction on the internet I got to find out how pants it is. Hardly any internet sites can take it and few can accept a transaction over the phone...

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“Visa Electron”

published 20/01/2006

ProOne of the only debit cards available to under 18s

ConsNot accepted everywhere

There are only two debit cards that I know of which are available to under 18's, one being Visa Electron and the other being Solo. I decided when I was 17 that I wanted a debit card, as they are so much easier than carrying cash around with me - and much safer too. My bank account at the time was...

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Satisfactory

ProSome larger stores take it, checks balance immedia...

ConsNowhere takes it!!

When I got my Visa Electron card (quite a battle in itself) I was hoping that it would mean that I could use it in shops and online. Unfortunately though it has turned out that hardly anywhere takes it and as such it is no use other than the same as my previous card - to withdraw money from the...

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Excellent

“please enter pin:”

published 09/08/2005

Proits so efficent

Consmy card is pink

1 2 3 4 5 6 Cancel 7 8 9 Enter * 0 # --------------- CARD ACCEPTED YOU MAY READ THIS REVIEW im liking this card alot lately, the way ive just said that sounds like i have had this card ages, but when really ive had this card 3 weeks, since ive had ive enjoyed using it, i got my card from abbey...

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Excellent

ProAccepted most shops,

ConsCan have problems online.

Well, When I was waiting to recieve my electron card, I was a bit concerned about some of the reviews I'd read - thinking my card was going to be next to useless. However, this wasnt actually the case! I noticed some of the reviews were quite old - and more places seem to now accept this card...

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