It is possible to use a prepaid Visa card worldwide at locations that accept a Visa debit card, including brick-and-mortar stores, online venues and mail order retailers. Cardholders can also get cash from many automated teller machines, according to Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
Prepaid Visa debit cards offer more security than cash. If the card is lost or stolen, and the cardholder reports the problem immediately, he is not responsible for any unauthorized transactions. Cardholders receive an emergency card in 24 hours or less, indicates Members 1st Federal Credit Union. When an international traveler loses a card, the card-issuing institution has the ability to transfer funds immediately to a secondary card, eliminating the waiting time for a replacement card.