Your prepaid card terms and conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your prepaid card.
Your prepaid card terms and conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your prepaid card.
You must read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By using your Card you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you should not use your Card.
Your Card is issued by and is the property of Paysafe Financial Services Limited (registered number 4478861), compass house, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, cb24 9BZ. Paysafe Financial Services limited is an electronic money issuer regulated by the financial conduct authority under registration number frn: 900015. Your card is not transferable.
If you have any queries or complaints please contact customer services (see details below).
"Card" means the Mastercard® SwapX prepaid card issued to You whether in the form of a plastic, digital or virtual card, under these Terms and Conditions.
"Card Account" means the electronic money account held by You with Us and to which Your Card is linked.
“Card Account ID Information” means any and all of the following pieces of information: your Card details (Card number, expiry date and CVV code), your PIN, information you use to log in to your Card Account, and any credentials and information specific to your Card Account.
"Customer Services" can be contacted on:
Telephone: 0203 422 9144, Available Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm GMT
Lost or Stolen Cards: De-activate card in app and call -0203 422 9144, Available Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm GMT - Out of hours email email@example.com
“Fees Table” means the table of fees and charges applicable to the Card as set out on the Website (www.swapx.co.uk).
"Mastercard®" means Mastercard International of New York or its successors or assigns.
"Merchant" means a retailer or any other person or firm or company providing goods and /or services that accepts cards displaying the Mastercard® acceptance symbol in payment for such goods and /or services.
"PIN" means the personal identification number which We may issue or approve to be used with Your Card.
“SwapX” means SwapX Limited (company number 09829039), a company incorporated in England and Wales with its registered office at 3 New Mill Court, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea, SA7 9FG.
"Terms and Conditions" means these terms and conditions together with the Fees Table and any supplementary terms and conditions and amendments to them that We may notify You of from time to time.
"Third Party Provider" means a service provider authorised by law or allowed by you to access information or make payments for you in your Card Account.
"Transaction" means any cash withdrawal, purchase of goods and/or services (as appropriate) completed by You using Your Card, or any action which alters the balance of Your Card Account.
"Us" or "We" or "Our" means Paysafe Financial Services Limited or (where applicable) SwapX acting on behalf of Paysafe Financial Services Limited.
"Website" means www.swapx.co.uk.
"You" or "Your" means the person entering into these Terms and Conditions with Us.
2.1. Your use of Your Card is subject to the fees and charges set out in the Fees Table which forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Any or all of these fees/charges may be waived or reduced at Our discretion. Our fees/charges may change over time. If so, We will notify You in advance of such changes in accordance with Section 3.1. Your banking provider may charge a fee for the transfer of funds and/or additional ATM fees may be charged by ATM providers. Any such fees would be in addition to the fees set out in the Fees Table.
2.2. Fees and charges will be paid from Your Card Account at such time as they are incurred.
3.1. We may change these Terms and Conditions including without limitation changing existing fees or introducing new fees, from time to time. We will provide You with at least two months’ notice before the proposed change comes into effect, however changes that make these Terms and Conditions more favourable to You or that have no adverse effect on Your rights shall come into effect immediately if so stated in the change notice. All such changes will be posted on the Website with a link to the amended terms and conditions and shall be notified to You by sending an email to the email address registered with Your Card Account. Changes to exchange rates can be made immediately and without notice.
3.2. The up-to-date version of these Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Website. You should check the Website regularly so that You can see the latest version. You will be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any amendments made to them. We recommend that You print off a copy of these Terms and Conditions to keep for Your records.
3.3. You will be taken to have accepted any change We notify to You unless You tell us that You do not agree to it prior to the relevant change taking effect. In such circumstance, We will treat Your notice to Us as notification that You wish to terminate these Terms and Conditions immediately and We will refund the balance on Your Card Account. In this circumstance You will not be charged a refund fee.
4.1. These Terms and Conditions govern Your use of Your Card and Card Account. The funds for all Transactions are held in Your Card Account as electronic money and no interest will be paid on these. When You make a Transaction using Your Card the value of the Transaction plus any associated fees payable will be deducted from Your Card Account and used to complete the Transaction.
4.2. Your Card is a prepaid card and the funds loaded onto Your Card are known as electronic money. Your Card is not a credit card, charge card or a debit card. You can only spend to the value of the funds that You load onto it. All Cards are issued by Us pursuant to a licence from Mastercard®.
4.3. Although Our activities are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, neither Your Card nor Your Card Account is covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. However the funds in Your Card Account are safeguarded by Us, which means that they are kept separate from Our assets so in the unlikely event We become insolvent, Your funds remain safe from Our creditors.
5.1. To use a Card (other than an additional Card) You must be at least 18 years old. Before We can issue You a Card We will need to know some information about You. We will check Your identity and where You live. We may use third parties to obtain this information and carry out checks on Our behalf, this may include using credit reference agencies. However a credit check is not performed and Your credit rating will not be affected.
5.2. We reserve the right to refuse to issue You a Card.
5.3. If You have any problems with Your Card please contact Customer Services.
5.4. If You receive a plastic Card, You must sign it as soon as You receive it and activate it. Activation instructions are set out on the packaging that Your Card is attached to. Your Card cannot be used until this is done. A virtual card can be used immediately upon receipt and does not need to be activated.
5.5. We may allow You to have additional cardholders in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
5.6. Any additional cardholder must be at least  years old. It is Your responsibility to demonstrate this to Us, and We may ask for proof of identity including name, date of birth and address and proof that You are the parent or legal guardian of the additional cardholder. You must confirm with any additional cardholder that they consent to You providing this information to Us and We may ask for proof of such consent.
5.7. You will be responsible for the use of any additional Cards and for any applicable fees or charges that any additional cardholders may incur. These Terms and Conditions apply to any additional Cards and You must make sure that any additional cardholder complies with the requirements of these Terms and Conditions in respect of their Card.
5.8. You must make sure that any additional cardholders under 18 years old do not use a Card for any purpose for which the minimum age is 18 or higher, e.g. gambling, adult entertainment, or purchase of alcohol.
5.9. You can request that additional cardholders are issued Cards with either a shared balance with the primary cardholder or an additional Card that has a separate balance and We will charge a fee per Card as set out in the Fees Table. Both the shared balance and separate balance additional Cards can only receive funds (top-up) by load from the primary Card. All Transactions or charges on the shared balance Card will be deducted from Your balance. All Transactions or charges on the separate balance Card will be deducted from the balance on that additional Card.
5.10. If Your Card expires or is terminated, access to Your balance will cease for any additional cardholder and any additional cardholder Cards will expire or terminate as applicable. This will happen even if the expiry date printed on an additional cardholder’s Card is later than that on Your Card.
6.1. Funds can be loaded in to Your Card Account by You by bank transfer or debit card. Depending on the method You use to load Your Card Account, a fee may be charged (see the Fees Table for details).
6.2. Limits apply to the number of times Your Card Account may be loaded in a day. Minimum and maximum load limits also apply, and these are set out in the Fees Table. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any particular load Transaction.
7.1. You can use Your Card to purchase goods and services anywhere Mastercard® is accepted. You can also withdraw cash at an ATM or over the counter at a financial institution displaying the Mastercard® logo, subject to there being sufficient funds in Your Card Account and the Merchant, ATM supplier or financial institution being able to verify this online.
7.2. There are spending and withdrawal limits for the use of Your Card; please see the Fees Table for details.
7.3. Be aware that some ATM providers charge additional fees for the use of their ATMs and some Merchants may add a surcharge for using certain types of cards. You may also be subject to their terms and conditions of business. It is Your responsibility to check before proceeding with Your Transaction.
7.4. You must not spend more money on Your Card than You have in Your Card Account. You are responsible for ensuring that You have sufficient funds when You authorise a Transaction and we reserve the right to decline to authorise a Transaction where you do not do so. If you have insufficient funds, You must pay the overspend to Us immediately. We will take any such action seriously and take any steps necessary to enforce any actions against You.
7.5. You agree that once We notify You of any such overspend by whatever means You must repay it immediately. We reserve the right to deduct an amount equivalent to the overspend from any other Cards that You hold with Us or from any other payment instrument You designate to Your Card Account and against any funds which You subsequently paid into Your Card Account. We may suspend Your Card and any other Cards connected to You until we are reimbursed the overspend amount.
7.6. Merchants such as car hire companies, hotels, restaurants and other service providers will estimate the sum of money You may spend or for which You require authorisation. The estimate may be for greater than the amount You spend or are charged, for example:
The merchant will be required to tell you the estimated amount that will be blocked in Your Card Account and seek Your consent.
This means that some of the funds on Your Card Account may be blocked until the Merchant has settled the actual Transaction amount and accordingly, You will not be able to spend this estimated sum during this period. We will release the blocked funds without undue delay on becoming aware of the amount of the Transaction and in any event will unblock the funds immediately after receipt of the settlement request from the merchant.
7.7. Merchants may not be able to authorise a Transaction if they cannot obtain online authorisation from Us. Any refunds for goods or services purchased with Your Card may only be returned as a credit to the Card. You are not entitled to receive refunds in cash.
7.8. We accept no responsibility for the goods or services purchased by You with Your Card. All such disputes must be addressed directly with the Merchant providing the relevant goods or services. Once You have authorised Your Card to make a purchase, We cannot stop that Transaction. However, where You have used Your Card to buy goods or services You may have a claim against the Merchant if the goods or services are unsatisfactory, not supplied, supplied only in part or do not match the supplier’s description. You must notify Us of any dispute within 60 days of the purchase and the chargeback will only be applied to Your Card Account if successfully secured from the Merchant. If You wrongly make a chargeback claim, We will be entitled to charge You any fees We reasonably incur in pursuing the chargeback claim and We will be entitled to debit Your Card Account with the amount of any such fees.
7.9. Authorising Transactions:
iii. providing the Card details and/ or providing any other details as requested;
vii. any other security procedures that we require.
7.10. If We are late in executing a payment that You instruct Us to make You may ask Us to contact the recipient's bank and ask them to credit it as if it had been received on the correct day.
7.11. We reserve the right to apply a monthly maintenance charge. If we do, the amount will be set out in the Fees Table. You are responsible for all Transactions and fees charged to Your Card Account.
7.12. Third Party Providers
If You use Your Card to purchase goods or services or withdraw cash in a currency other than the currency of Your Card Account, then such Transaction will be converted to the currency of Your Card on the day We receive details of it. We will use Mastercard ® authorised rates applicable for such a Transaction see www.Mastercard.com/global/currencyconversion. A foreign exchange fee will also apply (see the Fees Table for details).
9.1. Cards are valid for a period of  months from the date of issue. The expiry date of Your Card is printed on its front. You will not be able to use Your Card once it has expired, nor will you be able to use the funds in Your Card Account. We reserve the right to decline to issue a replacement Card.
9.2. If You do not request, nor have we provided you with a new Card following expiry of Your Card, any funds remaining in Your Card Account will remain for a period of six years from the Card expiry date. Your Card Account may be subject to a monthly maintenance charge (see the Fees Table for details). You may contact Customer Services to request Your funds be returned to You at any time within the six year period. The funds cannot be provided to you in the form of cash (notes and coins). Any funds remaining in Your Card Account after six years will not be refunded.
9.3. Your Card is valid for the period stated on the Card, unless its use is terminated earlier by Us or You in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
9.4. If You ask, We may replace a damaged Card, in this circumstance a fee may apply (see the Fees Table for details). You will be asked to provide Us with Your Card number and other information so that We can identify You.
10.1. If You receive a refund of sums paid for goods and services on Your Card, the refund amount will be added to the balance in Your Card Account.
11.1. You must keep Your Card safe. Your Card is personal to You and You must not give it to anyone else to use. You must take all reasonable precautions to prevent fraudulent use of Your Card and to keep your Card Account ID Information confidential and secure. This includes ensuring the ongoing security of your Card Account ID Information and your personal computer device for accessing the Internet.
11.2. You will receive a PIN for Your Card and You must keep Your PIN safe. This means that when You receive Your PIN You must memorise it. You must keep Your PIN secret at all times. You must not disclose Your PIN to anyone including friends, family or Merchant staff. You must comply with the security procedures we tell you about from time to time.
11.3. If You suspect that someone else knows Your PIN or Your Card Account ID Information, or either they or Your Card have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, used without authorisation or otherwise compromised, you are advised to change Your PIN and password as soon as possible. You must contact the Customer Services without undue delay on becoming aware of any loss, theft, misappropriation or unauthorised use of your Card or Card Account ID Information. Any undue delay in notifying Us may not only affect the security of Your Card Account but may result in You being liable for any losses as a result where Your failure to notify Us is intentional or grossly negligent. If You suspect that Your Card was used or Your Card Account was accessed by someone else, You should also contact the police and report the incident. You can change Your PIN it at most ATM's by selecting the "PIN Services" option or when You log on to Your Card Account. If You forget Your PIN You can access it when You log on to Your Card Account.
11.4 Without prejudice to our rights under section 15.7, we may suspend your Card and / or your Card Account or otherwise restrict its functionality on reasonable grounds relating to the security of the Card or the Card Account or any of their security features or if we reasonably suspect that an unauthorised or fraudulent use of your Card or Card Account has occurred or that any of its security features have been compromised. We will notify you of any suspension or restriction and of the reasons for such suspension or restriction in advance or, where we are unable to do so, immediately after the suspension or restriction has been imposed, unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security interests. We will lift the suspension and/or the restriction as soon as practicable after the reasons for the suspension and/or restriction have ceased to exist.
11.5 If we think your Card or Card Account is at risk of fraud or a security threat, we will use the fastest and most secure way of contacting you using the details you have provided to tell you what you need to do to help deal with that risk.
12.2. In all other circumstances our liability will be limited to repayment of the amount of the funds in Your Card Account.
12.3. Unless you have acted fraudulently, section 12.1(a) shall not apply to transactions made after you have notified us in accordance with section 11.3 where we have failed to provide you with appropriate means for notification or we are required to use strong customer authentication but fail to do so, in which case we shall remain liable and refund any unauthorised transaction to you as soon as practicable.
12.4. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you are asked to check the transactions history of your Card Account regularly and frequently and to contact Customer Service immediately in case you have any questions or concerns.
12.5. In the case of any incorrect or misdirected payment, we shall take reasonable measures to assist you with tracing and recovering such payments.
12.6. Subject to the foregoing, we shall not be liable for any disruption or impairment of our service or for disruptions or impairments of intermediary services on which we rely for the performance of our obligations hereunder, provided that such disruption or impairment is due to abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our reasonable control or the control of the intermediary affected.
12.7. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of business and loss of reputation. We shall not be liable for any losses arising from our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
12.9. Our obligation under these Terms and Conditions is limited to providing you with a Card, a Card Account and related payment services and we do not make any statement in relation to or endorsement of the quality, safety or legality of any goods or services provided by any merchant or intermediary.
12.10. We shall not be liable for the assessment or payment of any taxes, duties or other charges that arise from your use of your Card or Card Account or services provided in these Terms and Conditions.
12.11. Re-imbursement. You agree to defend, reimburse or compensate us and hold us and our other companies in our corporate group harmless from any claim, demand, expenses or costs (including legal fees, fines or penalties) that we incur or suffer due to or arising out of your or your agents' breach of these Terms and Conditions, breach of any applicable law or regulation and/or use of the services. This provision shall survive termination of the relationship between you and us.
13.1. You should treat the value on Your Card like cash in a wallet. If Your Card is lost or stolen or there is unauthorised use of Your Card, You may lose some or all of the value on Your Card Account in the same way as if You lost cash.
13.2. If You believe that any Transaction posted to Your Card is unauthorised, has been posted in error or is otherwise incorrect, You must also let Us know without undue delay by contacting Customer Services. We may require You to provide details of Your complaint in writing.
13.3. You may be required to help Us, Our agents or any enforcement agency, at Our request, if Your Card is lost or stolen or if We suspect Your Card is being misused.
13.4. If Your Card is reported lost or stolen We will cancel it and may issue a new one. A fee may apply (see the Fees Table for details).
13.5. If You find Your Card after You have reported it lost, stolen or misused, You must destroy it and inform Us immediately.
13.6. No refund will be made until any investigation that We need carry out is complete. We reserve the right not to refund sums to You if We believe that You have not acted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
14.1. You can view Your Card Account balance and Transactions, together with the date of receipt or transmission (the credit or debit value date), the fees charged and, where applicable, any exchange rate used .on the Website at any time. Each transaction is given a unique transaction ID and shown in the transaction history. We will not alter or amend information displayed in your online transaction history. You should quote this transaction ID when communicating with us about a particular transaction. You should check your Card Account balance and transaction history regularly. You should report any irregularities or clarify any questions you have as soon as possible by contacting Customer Service. You are responsible for keeping Your log on details secret. If You believe someone else is using Your log on details or may know them You must contact Customer Services immediately.
14.2 We will send you an e-mail notification every month reminding you to log into your Card Account and download and/or print a copy of your transaction history.
15.1. You may cancel Your Card and Card Account up to 14 days after You receive Your Card (‘the Cancellation Period’), without reason, by contacting Customer Services. We will not charge You a cancellation fee. We will require You to confirm Your wish to cancel in writing. This will not entitle You to a refund of any Transactions You have made (authorised or pending) or charges incurred in respect of such Transactions. The purchase price of the Card (Card Fee) will not be refundable.
15.2. Depending on the method by which You choose to have Your remaining Card Account balance refunded, a fee may be charged which will be deducted from the balance of Your Account (see the Fees Table for details).
15.3. You may cancel Your Card at any time and without an additional charge i. during the Cancellation Period (see Section 16.1 above) or ii. if You disagree with a change we intend to make to these Terms and Conditions. You may also cancel Your Card at any time for any reason, however a cancellation fee may apply (see the Fees Table for details).
15.4. To cancel Your Card You must notify Customer Services. You will be responsible for any Transaction You have made or charges incurred before You cancelled Your Card. Once We have been notified by You, We will block the Card straight away so it cannot be used.
15.5. When Your Card is cancelled You must destroy it by cutting it in half through the chip and magnetic strip.
15.6. We can terminate Your Card at any time if We give You two months’ notice and refund any remaining funds to Your nominated bank account.
15.7. We can suspend or terminate these Terms and Conditions with You and suspend, restrict or terminate Your use of Your Card (including any replacement) immediately if:
15.8. These Terms and Conditions will terminate in the event of Your death.
15.9. If there is a positive balance in Your Card Account at the time Your Card Account is closed for any reason, these remaining funds will be returned to You by the method You instruct (less the applicable fees) provided the funds are not subject to any restriction.
15.10. Any funds which remain unclaimed for a period of six years following closure of Your Card Account shall expire and be forfeited.
15.11. We can suspend Your Card at any time with immediate effect if:
15.12. If any Transaction, fee or charge is found to have been incurred using Your Card following cancellation or termination, You agree to pay all such sums to Us immediately on demand.
16.1. You explicitly consent to Us accessing, processing, and retaining any information You provide to Us, for the purposes of providing payment services to You. This does not affect our respective rights and obligations under data protection legislation. You may withdraw this consent by closing Your Card Account. If You withdraw consent in this way, We will cease using Your data for this purpose, but may continue to process Your data for other purposes where We have other lawful grounds to do so, such as where We are legally required to keep records of Transactions.
17.1. You must let Us know as soon as possible if You change Your name, address, telephone number or email address. If We contact You in relation to Your Card, for example, to notify You that We will be changing the Terms and Conditions or have cancelled Your Card and wish to send You a refund, We will use the most recent contact details You have provided to Us. Any email to You will be treated as being received as soon as it is sent by Us.
17.2. We will not be liable to You if Your contact details have changed and You have not told Us.
18.1. If You are not satisfied with the service You are receiving You should provide written details of Your concerns to Customer Services. All queries will be handled in accordance with Our complaints procedure. Customer Services will provide a copy of the complaint procedure upon request.
18.2. If We are unable to resolve Your complaint, You may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service.
18.3. You may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR, United Kingdom. For additional contact details you may visit the Financial Ombudsman Service’s website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.
19.1. The Customer Service department is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (UK time), Monday to Friday (inclusive) (excluding public holidays in the United Kingdom). A Lost and Stolen reporting service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We may record any conversation You have with Customer Services for training and/or monitoring purposes. Customer Services will be provided by SwapX acting on behalf of Paysafe Financial Services Limited.
20.1. In these Terms and Conditions, headings are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Any delay or failure by Us to exercise any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions shall not be interpreted as a waiver of that right or remedy or stop Us from exercising Our rights at any subsequent time.
20.2. You may not transfer, novate, assign, subcontract or delegate Your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. You agree that We may transfer or assign Our rights or novate Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior written notice to You and without Your further consent. If You do not want to transfer to the new Card Issuer You may contact Us and We will terminate Your Card and Card Account. Any balance remaining in Your Card Account will be returned to You in accordance with Our redemption procedure.
20.3. We may subcontract any of Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
20.4. These Terms and Conditions are subject to amendment, modification or deletion if required by, or found to be in conflict with, applicable law or regulation, without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions. In the event that any part of these Terms and Conditions are held not to be enforceable, this shall not affect the remainder of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain in full force and effect.
20.5. You will remain responsible for complying with these Terms and Conditions until Your Card and Your Card Account are closed (for whatever reason) and all sums due under these Terms and Conditions have been paid in full.
20.6. These Terms and Conditions are written and available only in English and all correspondence with You in respect of Your Card and Card Account shall be in English. In the event that these Terms and Conditions are translated, the version in English shall take priority.
20.7. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.