Modified on Sun, 21 Apr 2024 at 05:02 PM

You can use your card almost anywhere that accepts Mastercard cards, but there are a few exceptions. Merchants that accept the card are required to seek authorisation for all transactions that you make, and a transaction cannot be stopped once authorised.  Some merchants may not be able to authorise your transaction if they cannot obtain an online authorisation. Examples include Car Park Vending Machines, Toll Booths and some in-flight purchases. We advise you do not use your card at pay-at-pump petrol stations or as a security deposit with merchants such as hotels, car hire and cruise lines because the company will ‘pre-authorise’ an amount when you do this. This amount will then be taken from your available balance and it can take up to 15 days to be returned. Therefore, we do advise you use an alternative card for these transactions. If the card is virtual it can be used to pay Retailers where Card payments via Apple Pay or Google Pay wallets are accepted. 

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